NASHVILLE - Engineered wood manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific announced it would provide $250,000 in support of Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North Carolina.
The company, a maker of wood building products like oriented strand board (OSB), will contribute $125,000 to the American Red Cross and $125,000 to North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. LP will also match employee contributions to hurricane relief.
LP employs 700 people at its three North Carolina mills, including 149 at its engineered wood products plant in Wilmington, N.C., near where the hurricane made landfall.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this storm, especially our own employees,” LP CEO Brad Southern said.
“The devastation to lives and property caused by Hurricane Florence is catastrophic and we trust that our contributions will help provide some measure of immediate relief, as well as assist during the rebuilding process,” Southern said.
Headquartered in Nashville, LP operates 20 engineered wood manufacturing operations in the United States and in Canada, two in Chile and one in Brazil and employs about 5,000 people worldwide. The company manufactures OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers.
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