May 6, 2015 4:24 pm

Jobs coming to Swan Valley, Manitoba after $95-million investment

A Louisiana-Pacific wood products plant in New Limerick, Maine is pictured, Feb. 20, 2010.

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WINNIPEG — Roughly 40 jobs are on the way to Swan Valley, Manitoba.

The Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is investing $95-million to convert the strand board facility in Swan Valley into a mill that will produce siding for homes, businesses and commercial construction. It will be the Nashville, Tennessee based company’s first siding mill in Canada.

“Selecting Swan Valley is a testament to the people who work here,” Plant Manager Kevin Betcher said in an email release Wednesday. “We have more than 19 years of experience in manufacturing OSB from a safety, quality, environmental and manufacturing perspective.”

The facility currently has a workforce of 160 people and will be boosted to around 200 after the conversion is complete.

Construction on the facility is expected to begin late this summer and completed by the end of the year.

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