The industrial panel business includes L-P
's particleboard, MDF and hardboard operations.
And it was government, failing to oversee its own creation, that in effect propelled L-P
into becoming one of the great corporate scandals of modern times--breaking laws that were meant to protect the environment and engaging in practices that led to criminal fraud charges, not to mention the manufacture of shoddy products.
came after being courted by a highly-organized citizen's committee - The Swan River Development Committee.
says the problem sometimes lies with incorrect installation, incomplete painting, or pour maintenance.
Over 200 protesters gathered at the Manitoba Legislature in mid-October to denounce the granting of an environmental licence to Louisiana-Pacific (L-P
) to construct the largest Oriented Strand Board (OSB) plant in the universe.
But in 1986, Louisiana-Pacific (L-P
) opened a mill by the river that glues wood chips into waferboard, using such potent chemicals as formaldehyde, phenol and MDI, a compound known to induce asthma and allergies in workers.
In other L-P
news: The company will relocate its corporate headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.
HAS ANNOUNCED that an accredited, third-party auditing firm has independently certified that L-P
's forest management and timber procurement practices in Texas and Louisiana fully meet the standards of the Sustainable Forest Initiative.
In May 1993, after an Environmental Protection Agency investigation determined that L-P
had operated without air permits or misrepresented its emissions at fourteen plants, the company signed a consent order agreeing to pay $11.1 million - the largest civil penalty ever assessed under an environmental law - and to install new emission-control equipment at eleven of its wood panel plants.
) is identified as one of America's Least Wanted Corporations by the Centre for Economic Priorities, a New York based research group.
), Portland, Oregon, USA, said it will take downtime at eight of its North American oriented strand board (OSB) mills for capital projects and extraordinary maintenance.
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC and The Nature Conservancy of Texas will develop a cooperative management plan to conserve more than 1,300 acres of L-P
's land in the Piney Woods of eastern Texas.