July 3, 2012 12-0703
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The DEQ today presented one of its highest environmental stewardship honors to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in Newberry. They become the 175th Michigan facility to receive this honor.
The LP facility earned designation as a member of the state's Clean Corporate Citizen Program April 23. The C3 Program is a voluntary environmental program that recognizes environmental stewardship at Michigan facilities. Candidates demonstrate facility‑specific environmental management systems, active pollution prevention initiatives, and a consistent record of compliance with state and federal environmental requirements.
"We are very pleased to receive this honor from the State of Michigan," said LP Newberry Plant Manager Kurt Chamberlain. "It reflects the commitment and diligence of every single one of our employees at Newberry to environmental stewardship in all that we do."
The LP Newberry plant employs 115 people who produce LP SmartSide® siding and other engineered wood products.
Matthew Hieshetter, LP Newberry plant environmental manager, credited much of the award to the employees and Environmental Management System team at the facility, who initiated and continue to drive many environmental projects that are an integral part of the C3 Program.
An open house is planned for July 11, including plant tours and refreshments. The event is open to the public.
To learn more about the DEQ's Clean Corporate Citizen program, go to