LP Wood Polymers is a premier supplier of building products, delivering innovative, high-quality commodity and specialty products to its retail, wholesale, homebuilding and industrial customers. People across the building industry say the LP name represents quality, dependability and consistency. Headquartered in Nashville, the company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products. Founded in 1973, it operates more than 29 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, and Chile. LP sells its products through a two-step distribution network, through professional lumberyards, and retail home center channels. LP products are used by professional builders in new home construction and remodels, and include SmartSide siding, and wood products in the house, on the roof, inside the walls, and under the floors. The company is the world's No. 1 maker of Oriented Strand Board, which is used as the skin of a home, underneath the siding. OSB creates less waste from trees, making it a better use of forest resources. LP structural products are made to avoid swelling and shrinking due to moisture. LP SolidStart laminated veneer lumber, I-joists, and rim board and its self-draining OSB sub-flooring, LP TopNotch, make solid houses with solid floors. LP TechShield is made of a thin, durable sheet of aluminum overlay, laminated to an OSB panel to prevent up to 97 percent of radiant heat in the panel from radiating into the attic, reducing AC bills and energy usage.