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Titans, LP Building Products Host Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG)

Posted Nov 3, 2016

More than 150 members from Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) chapter in Tennessee gathered at Nissan Stadium for an educational session provided by LP Building Products and the Titans.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 150 members from Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) chapter in Tennessee gathered at Nissan Stadium for an educational session provided by LP Building Products and the Titans.

LP and the Titans have had a long-standing partnership for more than 11 years.  LP is a strong supporter of facilitating education and connections in the SAP ecosystem and to continually expand our community with real experience and education. 

LP employees began joining ASUG in 2013, when LP implemented SAP.   ASUG has been a great resource for LP to help provide access to other companies that use SAP (peer networking) as well as a resource to learning and training.  The events are a perfect way for local companies to exchange ideas, lessons and learning with each other. 

“About a year ago, Thayre Faust from A. O. Smith and I got together and started talking about how we could form a SAP users’ group for the local area of Nashville,” said Don Walker, CIO Louisiana-Pacific Corp.  “Currently, the closest users’ groups are in Atlanta, Memphis and Knoxville and it really isn’t easy to get our users’ – the local community access to.  SAP is the heart of what a lot of companies use to run their business with.  It’s a very, very large system with a lot of complexity to it and so it gives us a forum to be able to share knowledge, best practices, lessons and things like that with each other.”

For more than 25 years, ASUG members have been at the forefront of digital transformation, and they have always had the company of fellow visionaries and pioneers who understood the potential of SAP technology and the path ahead.  They are the collaborators, drivers, and inventors that move the industry forward.  And they’re just getting started. 

The Tennessee chapter typically hosts three local face-to-face events each year.  One in Nashville and the others in cities in the eastern and western part of the state. 

“We are all about bringing people, employees and partners together who are using SAP systems to network and share experiences,” said Thayre Faust, Director IT Governance at A. O. Smith, Tennessee ASUG Chapter Vice-Chair.  “Our guests are coming into this event today from all across Tennessee – we are really trying to make this a signature event here at Nissan Stadium to draw companies and programs from the Nashville community."

“It’s just wonderful to have the support from LP, Don Walker and his team.  They are very interested in building the community here in Nashville and bringing their relationship and partnership with Nissan and the Titans for us host our event here has been huge!” said Faust. 

“This is just another example of why it’s so great to work with LP Building Products.  Bringing all of these fine folks together and helping provide these educational sessions for them is something in which we take great pride,” said Titans Director of Marketing, Brad McClanahan. 

The afternoon included a few fun activities including a behind-the-scenes stadium tour that included a viewing of the press box, studio, the Titans home locker room and more.

You see, ASUG isn’t a place or a thing.  It’s a connection – between professionals seeking the best ideas, answers, and advice on how to stay ahead of an ever-evolving technology landscape.

About LP Building Products

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.