LP Building Solutions opened a new 90,000-square-foot LP SmartSide ExpertFinish prefinishing facility in Bath, N.Y.

Located on 75 acres in Steuben County, the multimillion-dollar ExpertFinish prefinishing facility will help LP meet demand for its products, according to the manufacturer. LP celebrated the facility’s opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency and speakers from New York state and local government.

“I am honored to be a part of this historic day for both LP and the town of Bath,” Jason Ringblom, executive vice president and generate manager of siding, said during the opening ceremony. “LP’s prefinished siding product, ExpertFinish, has seen strong growth since its 2020 launch. By expanding into the Northeast, we can better serve thee popular new home construction and repair and remodel markets in the region, Additionally, we are excited to welcome Steuben County and its highly skilled workforce to the LP family. We look forward to the mutual benefits this collaboration will undoubtedly bring.”

The opening of the Bath facility, LP’s first New York facility, is the 23rd manufacturing site and 13th siding facility across North and South America for LP. The facility joins LP’s three existing siding prefinishing facilities: LP Roaring River (North Carolina), LP Green Bay, and LP St. Louis.

LP said the southern tier region of New York is “ideally suited” for ExpertFinish production due to its proximity to the Northeastern United States and eastern Canada siding markets. LP will receive its exterior home siding product at the new facility via rail from its siding production mills.

LP’s ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is available in 16 prefinished colors. The product is finish in the factory with acrylic latex paint and the manufacturer said the color is “guaranteed” to last and remain durable.