LP to curtail OSB production

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has announced that its Dawson Creek, B.C., mill will curtail production of oriented strand board (OSB) beginning Aug. 25. The mill will continue to manufacture LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing to support its customers' needs in West Coast markets. 

The Dawson Creek OSB mill was constructed in 1987 and currently employs 114 people. After winterization and preparations for press shutdown are completed, about 26 employees will be retained to operate the TechShield Radiant Barrier line, and maintain the plant and equipment. 

In a prepared statement, Jeff Wagner, the company executive VP of OSB, said: “We firmly believe that we will resume OSB press production at the mill as housing starts to improve. We are maintaining our wood license and mill equipment to be ready to resume press production when housing activity permits." 

Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., LP is a leading manufacturer of engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction