Founded in 1973, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of building products. The company maintains more than 25 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil. It serves retailers, wholesalers, homebuilders and industrial clients. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation markets its products under the LP brand name. The company supplies its products through lumberyards and retail home center channels. Its oriented strand board segment manufactures structural panel products for roof decking, sidewall sheathing and floor underlayment. It also markets a selection of trim, soffit, fascia and wood-based sidings under the SmartSide brand. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation additionally provides engineered wood products, such as I-joists and laminated veneer and strand lumber. The company has a work force of more than 4,500 employees and operates subsidiaries in Chile and Canada.