NEW YORK (News release) -- LP Building Solutions (LP) announces the opening of its new state-of-the-art LP SmartSide ExpertFinish prefinishing facility in Bath, New York. The 90,000-square-foot facility will bring more than 60 new jobs to the area over the next several years.
Located on 75 acres in Steuben County, New York, the new multimillion-dollar ExpertFinish prefinishing facility will help LP meet customer demand for its high-quality, sustainable products.
At the ceremony, LP Executive Vice President, General Manager of Siding Jason Ringblom expressed LP's enthusiasm to join the Bath community and expand the company's prefinished home siding offerings in the Northeastern U.S.
"I am honored to be a part of this historic day for both LP and the town of Bath," said Ringblom. "LP's prefinished siding product, ExpertFinish, has seen strong growth since its 2020 launch. By expanding into the Northeast, we can better serve the popular new home construction and repair and remodel markets in the region. Additionally, we are excited to welcome Steuben County and its highly skilled workforce to the LP family. We look forward to the mutual benefits this collaboration will undoubtedly bring."
With the establishment of its first New York-based facility, LP celebrates the opening of its 23rd manufacturing site and its 13th siding facility across North and South America. This new facility joins LP's three existing siding prefinishing facilities - LP Roaring River, LP Green Bay and LP St. Louis.
The Southern Tier region of New York is ideally suited for ExpertFinish production due to its proximity to the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada siding markets. LP will receive its exterior home siding product at the new facility via rail from its siding production mills. The material will then be painted, packaged and distributed via LP's existing network throughout the Northeast and beyond.