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Louisiana-Pacific sells wood-fibre based cladding brand and Nova Scotia production facility

The Timber Trades Journal
June 29, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, United States

The CanExel brand of wood-fibre based cladding products and the factory that makes it in Canada have been sold by Louisiana-Pacific (LP) to Maibec. Finalisation of the sale was officially announced on June 22. The CanExel brand and production facility is located in East River, Nova Scotia. Both the brand and the facility have been owned by LP Building Solutions (LP) for over 20 years. CanExel is produced from wood fibre fused with resin and then moulded and cut into boards of various profiles. Multiple layers of industrial strength coatings are then applied to each board, followed by a protective sealer that increases resistance to cracking, splitting, warping, splintering and buckling. The product is sold across the world, with the largest market being in Quebec where it is widely used in residential and commercial construction and renovations projects.

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