Construction Progresses on RoyOMartin’s First Texas Facility

CORRIGAN, Texas – November 22, 2016 – Work continues in Corrigan on a major new oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturing plant, the first such facility in the Lone Star State for RoyOMartin. Due to
open in fall 2017, the plant represents a $280 million investment, is situated on 158 acres, and adds 165
direct jobs. Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. is the only greenfield OSB plant under construction in the country and,
upon its completion, will ship its products throughout the U.S. OSB is primarily used for roof and wall
sheathing in residential construction.

In September, company officials and the East Texas community celebrated the grand opening of the
plant’s administration building, which marked the beginning of the transition from a construction site to
a fully operational facility. Construction began in July 2015 and is nearly halfway complete. About 30
employees have been hired to date. Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. will complement RoyOMartin’s other OSB mill
in Oakdale, La., in manufacturing RoyOMartin-branded OSB products that include Eclipse™ OSB Radiant
Barrier, Eclipse™ OSB Wall System, TuffStrand®, WindBrace®, and StructWall.

“We believe East Texans share our passion for excellence and experience,” said Roy O. Martin III,
president, CEO, and CFO of RoyOMartin. “We have sold into the Texas market for a long time, and now
we look forward to becoming a proactive partner in the community.”

Named a 2016 Manufacturer of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry,
RoyOMartin brings more than jobs to the region. The company has also earned accolades for its safety
and employee-development programs, including WoodWorks and RoyOMartin University. The former is
a program in local high schools that trains students for careers in the wood-products industry. The latter
is a comprehensive on-site training program that provides employees a broader perspective on the
business and prepares them for advancement within the company. It also aims to teach behaviors and
instill principles that make its graduates valued participants in the communities in which they live.

“We’ll extend our philosophy of being ‘employer of choice’ and ‘vendor of choice’ to this region, while
maintaining the stability of a well-established, family-held company committed to its stakeholders,”
Martin added.


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