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LP Houlton donates to Houlton Southside After School Program

HOULTON, Maine — The Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Houlton facility recently donated $2,500 to the Houlton Southside After School Program. The funds were able to provide nutritional activities, field trips and supplies to over 60 students in the program.

In addition, the donation will be used to purchase ingredients for teaching kids how to cook and eat healthy and be used to purchase supplies for game and academic enrichment activities.

The donation from LP came from the LP Foundation, the charitable arm of the company. “LP believes in giving back to the communities where our employees work and live,” said LP Houlton Human Resources and Safety Manager Ryan Bushey.

The LP Foundation, the charitable arm of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, provides funding to non-profit entities classified as 501(c)(3) organizations. In addition, certain municipal, county, state and federal entities, such as public schools, are eligible to receive funding from the LP Foundation.

The LP Foundation focuses its giving in four areas: Shelter, Education, Social Services and Environmental. LP Building Solutions manufactures uniquely engineered, innovation building products that meet the demands and needs of the building industry. Its extensive product portfolio includes durable and dependable exterior siding and trim systems, engineered wood framing and structural panels for single-family homes, multifamily projects, repair & remodel projects, light commercial facilitates and outdoor buildings.

LP operates 25 mills (15 in the U.S., six in Canada, three in Chile and one in Brazil) and employs over 4,800 people. The Houlton facility operates as part of LP’s engineered wood products business. The facility first opened in 1982 and today employs over 160 Houlton community members.

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