NASHVILLE, TN – Louisiana-Pacific Corp. said it will not restart its oriented strand board plant in Thomasville, OH, as previously scheduled.

According to the Press Register, L-P told Clarke County officials that the mill will remain idle for at least another six months.

Production at the plant, which employs 138 people, has been down since a May explosion.

In September, L-P announced indefinite shutdowns of OSB plants in Chambord, QUE; and Athens, GA. The company blamed the sluggish housing market for its decision.

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