Home siding business booming for Louisiana-Pacific. New plant, 250 jobs ahead for Hoyt Lakes

DULUTH — Louisiana-Pacific Corp. would build a new home siding manufacturing plant in Hoyt Lakes under a proposal approved today by state lawmakers on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.

The plant, which would be the company’s third operation in the Northland, would employ 250 people and increase the Minnesota wood products industry’s appetite for trees by about 800,000 cords per year, or about 200 logging trucks per day. Check for Louisiana-Pacific jobs here.

In addition to jobs inside the plant, the $440 million project is expected to boost work for loggers and the truckers who move felled trees — rural, north-woods jobs that have been hit hard in recent years by board plant closures and paper mill downsizing.

READ MORE of this story at Duluth News Tribune by John Myers.

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