LP expands FlameBlock OSB capacity

14 January 2016

Louisiana-Pacific has broken ground on a project that will add a FlameBlock fire-rated OSB Sheathing line at its OSB mill in Clarke County, Alabama.

“This is an important moment for our OSB business and for LP,” said CEO Curt Stevens said.

“The production line in Clarke County will meet the growing demand in the single-family, multi-family and light commercial construction markets for our FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing.”

LP selected the Clarke County mill for the FlameBlock sheathing production line because of its strong workforce and proven performance in manufacturing commodity OSB from a safety, quality and environmental perspective. In addition, the Clarke County mill produces 9-foot and 10-foot LP LongLength sheathing, often preferred for FlameBlock fire-rated wall applications.

Plans call for the multi-million dollar project to be completed in the third quarter of 2016, with production scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The LP Clarke County mill is one of LP’s 10 OSB manufacturing facilities in North America.

LP FlameBlock Fire Rated OSB combines the strength of LP OSB with a non-combustible, fibreglass-reinforced Pyrotite layer and carries a Class A, 30-minute flame spread rating.