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Louisiana-Pacific Overview

Nashville, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1973
Company - Public (LPX)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the ... Read more

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    LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products. At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we've been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.

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    LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products. At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we've been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.

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Louisiana-Pacific – Why Work For Us?


Our single-minded focus on engineered wood products demonstrates our commitment to builders. It also drives our ability to meet the needs and demands of builders with products that perform—reducing construction costs, minimizing waste, increasing energy efficiency, fostering safe home environments, and creating flexible architectural and design possibilities. 

From our company to our products and programs, LP performs for builders—as well as for the architects, specifying engineers, dealers and distributors who support them—making it possible to build better homes.

LP's Vision

LP will be a respected, profitable and growing manufacturer of building products that is the supplier of choice because of our quality products and reliable services, and the employer of choice because we are a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.

Safety & Health

Safety is a core value at LP, and we believe no one should get injured while working at our company. Our innovative safety and health processes are at the forefront of everything we do. We start every meeting, every mill tour, and every morning with a message about safety. Employee, contractor and guest safety is our top priority every day.

Employee Wellness

Building Our Healthy Future

Making small, positive changes in our health and wellness can add up. LP provides resources for employees and their families to improve their health and wellness. We offer health screenings, counseling and other resources to help employees reach their goals. These resources can help participating employees reduce their healthcare deductibles as well as promote a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.

Programs

All LP locations maintain safety protocols and programs for employees and contractors. We maintain a safety and health calendar with training sessions held throughout the year, focused on safe jobsite skills and performance.

LP maintains Safety Committees made up of management and employees who participate in jobsite inspections, incident investigations, and observation of workplace behaviors. We promote safety and encourage employees to learn more about safe practices. Programs include:

  • Incident and Near Miss Investigation
    LP encourages near miss incident reporting so that we can better handle incidents and prevent injuries in the future.
  • Contractor Safety
    All contractors that work with LP in the United States must complete a safety orientation and have a valid Safe Work Permit. Some contractors are pre-qualified for safety through the Tennessee Valley Training Center (TVTC). They must hold an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.99 or less and a Total Recordable Rate (TRR) of 5.0 or less to be considered for work, unless otherwise approved by safety and operations leadership. All approved contractors’ ratings are available in the TVTC database and are available through requisitioners at LP locations.
  • Community Safety
    Many LP employees are EMTs and firefighters in our communities. It’s through community programs, such as our Community Impact Grant, that we’re able to assist communities with grants for projects such as emergency training facilities, bike trails, and alarm systems for schools.

At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we’ve been creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.

From engineered wood panels and siding to outdoor building solutions and design software, our innovative products have combined strength, technology and durability.

And when we do it just right, we create entirely new solutions. Take our original and best-selling oriented strand board (OSB). We’ve incorporated strand technology into many of our building solutions, such as the LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring series, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SolidStart® products and LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing. On top of that, we’ve added technology to make certain products moisture resistant, flame retardant, and stronger than traditional lumber and plywood.

Today, LP is continuously working toward the future of building. We’re creating stronger, longer lasting and more innovative products while focusing on protecting the environment. We are committed to developing products engineered to perform and built to stand the test of time.

Employee Involvement

Since our beginnings, LP employees have been working and giving time to the community to help build strong relationships with our neighbors. Employees use their passion, skills and expertise as leaders and volunteers focused on the needs of their communities.

LP teams have come together from across the United States, Canada and South America to make a real impact in their communities by repairing homes, working with children, cleaning beaches, and helping raise awareness of our environment. 

How We Give

LP and The LP Foundation contribute both cash and product. We also support nonprofit organizations and public schools. Our charitable donations focus on shelter programs, K–12 public schools, environmental programs, social services and special needs in the communities near LP mills and offices. Our charitable grants include: Foundation General Grants Governed by a five member Board of Trustees.

Community Impact Grants

In 2013 and 2014, The LP Foundation offered the Community Impact Grant program in small, rural communities. LP mills partner with local qualified nonprofits or schools for these grants, from $1,500 to $4,000 depending on the size of our workforce at the mill.

Employee Matching Grant

Program The LP Foundation matches 100% of employee contributions (up to $1,000 per individual per year) for workplace giving campaigns to company-approved charities. The LP Foundation currently does not accept unsolicited grant applications. If you wish to inquire about grant opportunities, please send an email to The LP Foundation.

LP has helped develop careers in the building industry for more than 40 years. Our team of talented and hardworking people help create a positive culture and challenging work environment that offers advancement opportunities.

Louisiana-Pacific Reviews

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    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Benefits package better than most
    Job advancement possibilities
    Company profits on the rise

    Cons

    Success of business hinges on housing market - sometimes highly volatile
    Several recent changes in Executive Management

    Advice to Management

    Hope the changes at the top are minimized. It can be very disturbing to the rank and file.

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Louisiana-Pacific Photos

Louisiana-Pacific photo of: LP’s comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS) at manufacturing sites integrates environmental responsibility into the job of every plant employee.
Louisiana-Pacific photo of: LP strives to be an employer of choice because we're a safe, ethical, fun, challenging place to work.
Louisiana-Pacific photo of: LP uses forest management and timber procurement systems that are SFI certified, which helps to ensure its wood comes from well-managed forests.
Louisiana-Pacific photo of: Our team of talented and hardworking people help create a positive culture and challenging work environment that offers advancement opportunities.
Louisiana-Pacific photo of: Everyone at LP is responsible for providing a consistent, quality customer experience.
Louisiana-Pacific photo of: LP thrives on a values-driven culture of uncompromising ethics and teamwork.
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Louisiana-Pacific Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Louisiana-Pacific.

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    The interviewers were very nice and approachable. Gave description of job first then asked questions. Went through resume as well and asked questions about that. Gave a chance at the end to ask questions or concerns you have.

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    • How do you prioritize things when you have a lot on your plate?   Answer Question
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Louisiana-Pacific Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Plansponsor Best in Class 401(k) Plans, Plan Sponsor Magazine, 2016
  • 2015 Safest Company Award - This is the fifth time in the past seven years the APA has named LP the safest company with four or more mills, The Engineered Wood Association, 2015
  • “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder, David Weekley Homes, 2015
  • The Silver Beaver Award, The Boy Scouts of America Middle Tennesse Council, 2014
  • MVPP Star Award, the state's highest workplace safety and health award, from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), 2010
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