LP Building Products appoints SmartWood to distribute LP SolidStart LVL, LSL and I-joist product line in Denmark; Smartwood spokesman says country's building industry has shifted away from traditional timber to engineered wood products

NASHVILLE, Tennessee , September 27, 2013 (press release) – LP Building Products has extended its product offerings into Denmark through SmartWood, who has begun stocking the LP SolidStart EWP product line. SmartWood, which officially opened its doors in July, will be introducing laminated strand lumber (LSL) to the Danish construction industry.

“In recent years, Denmark has shifted from building with traditional timber towards engineered wood products such as I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL). Laminated strand lumber—LSL—is the natural next step as its technical properties fit perfectly with the Danish construction industry,” said Henrik Hviid Pedersen, SmartWood’s technical director.

“LP SolidStart LSL offers a host of advantages over traditional timber, including better fastener connections, straightness and increased design flexibility,” explained Al Huber, international sales manager for LP Building Products. “We’re thrilled to be working with SmartWood as they bring this product into the Danish market.”

Founded by Pedersen and Kaare Simonsen, SmartWood A/S is a supplier of engineered wood products and will be stocking LP SolidStart LSL, LVL and I-Joist products. SmartWood focuses on traditional wooden frames as well as more technical constructions, such as wooden frames with rigid connections.

About LP Building Products

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 U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, 2013 marks the company’s 40th anniversary. LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com/EU or contact us at IntlSales@LPCorp.com.

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