Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (LP) announced that Daniel K. Frierson, chairman & chief executive officer of The Dixie Group, has been elected to the board of directors, effective Feb. 1, 2003.

Frierson joins LP with more than 37 years of operational experience. He began his career with Dixie Yarns Inc., now called The Dixie Group, in 1966. In 1969, Frierson moved to the Candlewick division, where he was promoted to sales manager in 1970. From 1975 to 1977, he served as vice president of the Candlewick division, and from 1977 to 1979, he served as president of the division and executive vice president of Dixie Yarns Inc. In 1979, he became president of Dixie Yarns Inc. and in 1987 was elected chairman of the board.

Also on Feb. 1, LP's board of directors voted to amend the company's bylaws to increase the number of directors on the board from 10 to 11 positions.