Among the improvements made to the plant will be the upgrading of the press system’s layup line and veneer sheet feeders and increasing the veneer dryer capacity and capabilities.

"As the housing market continues a slow, but steady improvement, we are investing in our building products division to ensure our ability to meet growing customer needs," said Paul Watterson, general manager for GP’s engineered lumber business.

"Along with being located within a good wood basin that provides easy access to raw materials, the improvements to our Thorsby operations will increase our ability to supply LVL."