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LP Building Solutions has begun production at its new state-of-the-art LP SmartSide ExpertFinish prefinishing facility in Bath, N.Y.
The 90,000-square-foot facility will bring more than 60 new jobs to the area over the next several years.
Located on 75 acres in Steuben County, the new multimillion-dollar ExpertFinish prefinishing facility will help LP meet customer demand for its high-quality, sustainable products.
With the establishment of its first New York-based facility, LP celebrates the opening of its 23rd manufacturing site and its 13th siding facility across North and South America. This new facility joins LP’s three existing siding prefinishing facilities—LP Roaring River, LP Green Bay and LP St. Louis.
“LP chose to expand into the Southern Tier thanks to the top-tier talent and industry assets that are invaluable to the region’s success,” said Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight. “This project highlights how our strategic incentives to foster forward-thinking companies are helping to strengthen the economy and create good-paying jobs, both in Steuben County and across New York State.”
The Southern Tier region of New York is ideally suited for ExpertFinish production due to its proximity to the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada siding markets. LP will receive its exterior home siding product at the new facility via rail from its siding production mills. The material will then be painted, packaged and distributed via LP’s existing network throughout the Northeast and beyond.
The facility, which first broke ground in July 2022, was celebrated by more than 100 attendees at an Oct. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Speakers included executive VP, GM of siding Jason Ringblom, LP N.Y. plant manager Jonathon O’Hora, State Senator Thomas F. O’Mara, State Assemblymember Philip A. Palmesano, county manager Jack Wheeler, county IDA executive director James C. Johnson, and local supervisor Ronald Smith.