Silvaris Takes Over Exclusive Sales for LP® Offgrade OSB

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All North American LP Offgrade OSB to be sold on OSBMarket™.

We have a strong relationship with LP and they've proven to be leaders in approaching the market with innovative practices. Selling their products on OSBMarket is a great example of how technology can help address a challenging issue and increase the efficiency of the channel

Silvaris Corporation has announced an agreement with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation(LP) to sell all of LP's North American Offgrade OSB. Silvaris will utilize its downfall OSB website OSBMarket to sell virtually all of this material.

LP was impressed with Silvaris' ability to utilize technology to increase efficiency in this fragmented market. OSBMarket.com has proven that Offgrade OSB can be moved effectively through online transactions. Ultimately, LP realized that taking advantage of Silvaris' expertise would provide greater returns for this sector of their business.

Silvaris launched OSBMarket in the fall of 2007. Since its inception, sales transacted on the site have steadily increased, eclipsing the company's expectations. Customers log in and view Offgrade OSB available in their region, then purchase delivered truckloads at the prices shown on the site. OSBMarket also provides customers with accurate instant pricing and historical pricing information. LP's current Offgrade customers are now being encouraged to visit the site or call Silvaris to inquire about buying their products.

"We have a strong relationship with LP and they've proven to be leaders in approaching the market with innovative practices. Selling their products on OSBMarket is a great example of how technology can help address a challenging issue and increase the efficiency of the channel," says Kurt Bray, President and CEO of Silvaris.

Silvaris Corporation dba LowGradeLumber, Inc. is a technology-powered trading company specializing in buying and selling wholesale quantities of OSB, plywood, softwood and hardwood lumber, cut stock, and building material surplus and seconds. It is a privately held corporation headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, visit silvaris.com.

LP, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., is a premier supplier of building products, manufacturing innovative, high-quality commodity and specialty products to its retail, wholesale, homebuilding and industrial customers. Visit LP's Web site at lpcorp.com for additional information on the company.

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