Governor Mills Celebrates LP Building Solutions Houlton Expansion Announcement


Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman governor of Maine and it’s first AG, today praised an announcement by LP Building Solutions, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of engineered wood building products, that it will invest approximately $400 million to expand its LP Houlton facility to manufacture more of its flagship siding product.  When completed, the expansion is expected to create 100 new jobs according to a press release issued today.

“LP’s continued investment in its Houlton facility is a testament to the hardworking people of The County and to the strength of Maine’s economy,” said Governor Mills.  “This expansion will create one hundred new good-paying jobs and benefit countless other people who work in Maine’s forest products industry.  My Administration will continue to work closely with LP as this exciting expansion moves forward.

LP’s announcement follows a $150 milion investment to convert the facility from the manufacture of oriented strand board to the company’s flagship Smart’side Trim and siding products.