New multi-million dollar manufacturing plant arrives in Bath

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BATH, NY (WETM) – LP Corp, a manufacturer of wood building materials, will open a new $ 24 million factory in Bath.

According to the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency, LP Corp will build a new facility that will hire more than 60 employees. The 75-acre facility will be located on the site of the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency business park off State Route 54 and is expected to open in the third quarter of 2023.

The company will receive its home siding product in the new facility by rail from its production plants. The material will then be painted, packaged and distributed through LP’s existing network in the North East and beyond. As a result of the project, LP plans to create approximately 60 new jobs in the Southern Tier region. The company expects to be operational at the site in the third quarter of 2023.

Empire State Development is providing up to $ 1 million through the Excelsior Employment Tax Credit program in exchange for job creation commitments. New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), Steuben County IDA, and B&H Railroad are also providing assistance for the project.

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President and CEO-Designate Hope Knight said, “LP is another company that chooses to grow in the Southern Tier, with regional talent that drives success. This project also reflects how our strategic incentives for forward-thinking companies are helping to strengthen the economy and create well-paying jobs, both in Steuben County and throughout New York State. .

The company plans to build its new LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® at the Bath prefinish plant.

LP Executive Vice President Siding Neil Sherman said, “LP SmartSide ExpertFinish has experienced phenomenal growth since the product launched in 2020. We are delighted to be building a pre-finish facility in the City of Bath to help us meet high customer demand for our product. Strategically located near our customers in the Northeastern United States, we were delighted to find Steuben County and its highly skilled workforce. LP thanks Steuben County IDA, Empire State Development, City of Bath, New York State Electric and Gas and B&H Railroad for their partnership and warm welcome to the community.

Founded in 1972, LP Building Solutions (LPX) is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. As a leader in high performance building solutions, the company manufactures engineered wood construction products that meet the needs of builders, renovators and homeowners around the world.

The company operates 25 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil and employs approximately 4,500 people.

Senator Thomas F. O’Mara said: “This is great news for the City of Bath, Steuben County and our entire Southern Tier region. LP Building Solutions’ new facility promises good new jobs, an exciting and important manufacturing anchor for the local economy, and an even stronger base for future economic growth in the southern part.

Assembly Member Philip A. Palmesano said, “The state-local, public-private partnership and teamwork to bring LP Building Solutions to Steuben County marks a great victory for the City of Bath, the County and all of our southern region. The arrival of a world-class manufacturer like LP strengthens the local economy, creates new much-needed jobs and holds promise for economic growth and future opportunities.

City of Bath Supervisor Ronald Smith said, “We welcome LP Building Solutions to our community. The high caliber of jobs this brings is a welcome addition to our workforce. It’s just one more piece of making Bath a destination as opposed to a driving community. The City of Bath is pleased to participate in this growth. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with LP Building Solutions, Empire State Development and the Steuben County IDA.

Carl A. Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E said: NYSEG’s economic development programs play an important role in helping to build a strong and healthy economy in the communities we serve. We are proud to be a strategic partner with Empire State Development, Steuben County IDA and the local community to support LP’s significant investment and long-term success in the Southern Tier.

Raymond R. Martel, CEO, LAL, B&H, WNYP Railroads said: “The B&H Railroad is proud to have been part of the team responsible for LP’s decision to locate in Steuben County. Congratulations to Jamie Johnson and the Steuben County IDA team for this success.

Steuben County IDA Executive Director James C. Johnson said: “The Steuben County IDA is delighted to work with LP and our economic development partners to bring this project to Steuben County. This investment and the jobs associated with it will be transformative for the Bath community and we look forward to supporting the future growth of the business.

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