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Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has invested $45 million in Ripon, Ca.-based Entekra, a design, engineering and manufacturing company that provides off-site framing for both residential and commercial construction.
Unique to the U.S. market, Entekra provides a fully integrated off-site solution, which integrates concept, design and engineering with off-site manufacturing and on-site assembly to deliver higher quality structures within a streamlined process.
“This investment marks a logical extension of our strategy to position LP as a leading building solutions company,” LP CEO Brad Southern said. “The overriding constraint of supply in the housing industry today is a shortage of labor, and combined with rising construction costs, underscores the need for more efficient and innovative building techniques. Entekra’s off-site framing solutions are designed to help builders meet market demand, while increasing productivity, reducing waste and improving quality of the home construction process.”
Southern said the partnership will combine Entekra’s proven engineering and automated framing expertise with LP’s market access to regional and national builders. It will also allow LP to leverage its large scale manufacturing capabilities and capital deployment necessary to scale the business.