Composite Decking and Railing Industry Research Report

Exclusive Offer From NADRA

During the four months of 2018, Spectrum Consulting conducted research with the objective of providing clients with an extensive research report and overview of the composite decking and railing industry. The  information provided in the report details industry research from a
variety of sources including in-depth interviews with leading distributors, suppliers and dealers.

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Marketplace overview:
Size and growth of the market 2017/2016
2018 forecast
Consumer trends
Decking overview
Market Segments in dollars sales
Estimated industry sales by region
Railing overview (product types and trends)
Growth of the composite market in relation to Treated Lumber
Treated Lumber code change overview

Industry Supplier overview
Market share estimates by supplier
Market place profile of the top three suppliers
Overview of second tier suppliers
The marketplace impact of contractor loyalty programs, distributor and dealer rebates
Challenges and opportunities for suppliers not among the top three

Status of the two-step distributor marketplace
Key issue results from major distributor interviews
Distributor views of the decking and railing product category
Dealer brand loyalty
Distributor consolidation

The home center marketplace and its impact on the industry
Home center overview (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards)
The impact and implications of Home Center online sales and home site deliveries
The potential for Home Centers to grow sales at the expense of traditional lumberyards

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Deckorators® Introduces Fastendry to Pool and Spa Market

Press contact:
Chris Camfferman                                                                     
Director of Category Marketing – Outdoor Living, Home and Décor
616-365-1554
616-304-9400
ccamfferman@ufpi.com

For Immediate Release

Deckorators® Introduces Fastendry to Pool and Spa Market

Innovative new deck water management system features fastening capability

Grand Rapids, Mich., August 1, 2018 Deckorators®, a leading brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has introduced Deckorators® FastendryTM to the pool and spa market. The exclusive system combines water management and deck board fastening capability in one solution. The product enables contractors to create valuable under-deck dry storage while saving up to 50 percent on installation time and 25 percent on installation cost versus competitive water management products.

Fastendry fits in the slotted edges of Deckorators composite decking, forming a tight seal that prevents water from passing through the spaces between boards. This keeps the understructure dry for longer understructure life, while making dry space for storage of pool toys, supplies and more. The polymer insert has a rigid base plate that fastens decking to joists with a nail gun, allowing for efficient deck board fastening during system installation.

Deckorators Fastendry

In pool and spa applications, Fastendry perfectly complements Deckorators VaultTM composite decking, which was named one of the Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2016 by This Old House magazine.

Made with polypropylene and mineral filler in the exclusive EovationsTM process, Vault decking absorbs virtually no moisture because it contains no organic material. Decking with EovationsTM technology significantly outperformed leading competitive wood-plastic composite decking in recent water absorption testing. Eovations technology also gives Vault unmatched stability: Vault has the lowest thermal expansion/contraction of any competitive deck board.

Vault is backed by a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement warranty, which states that the boards “may be installed in contact with the ground or submersion in water.” Deckorators is one of the only brands in the industry to stand behind installations in, or in contact with, water or ground.

“The technology combination of Vault and Fastendry is unlike anything available in the pool and spa market today,” said Chris Camfferman, director of category marketing for Deckorators, the leading brand in composite decking, railings, balusters, post caps and other products. “With Vault and Fastendry, contractors can create beautiful, water-resistant decks with extra storage around pools, spas and hot tubs. And they can do so while realizing significant labor and cost savings.”

Fastendry is available in black 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths. It is covered by a 25-year limited warranty on manufacturing defects.

For more information, visit www.deckorators.com/fastendry or call 800-332-5724. Fastendry installation videos can be found on the Deckorators YouTube page

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in deck railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative deck railing accessory products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct deck products allows both DIYers and builders the opportunity to express personal creativity on their deck, as they do in their homes.

To learn more about Deckorators railing and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-332-5724.

Follow Deckorators on Instagram: @Deckorators
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Deckorators
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DeckoratorsProducts
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/deckorators

UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries and operations around the world that supply three markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., or its affiliated operations, go to www.ufpi.com.

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What you should know about the 2018 National+ Deck Competition.

BUILDERS. MANUFACTURERS. SALES REPRESENTATIVES. LUMBERYARDS & DEALERS. THIS IS FOR YOU. 

The National+ Deck Competition has evolved over the years. As the association board of directors thought about the 9th annual Deck Competition, they reviewed the competition categories & with consideration to all membership categories, developed a few NEW project categories for members. Here is what you should know: 

DEADLINE TO ENTER: SEPTEMBER 10T, 2018 11:59PM EDT

EARLY BIRD RATE: ENDS AUGUST 27, 2018 11:59PM EDT

MANUFACTURERS: Must be a current member of NADRA

Manufacturer Category: Manufacturer members of wood and alternative decking materials, railing, fasteners, lighting, accessories, etc. The manufacturer member must enter the competition, not the builder. The builder must be a current member of NADRA. Projects may include residential or commercial projects. No price limit.

Associated fees: $150 before 8/28/18   /  $200 after 8/27/18

*Become a Sponsor of the 2018 National+ Deck Competition before September 1st. Learn more here

DEALERS / LUMBERYARDS: Must be a current member of NADRA

The Greatest Showroom: The Greatest Showroom is intended for lumberyards and dealers. This is an opportunity to showcase your over and under 3,000 sqft showroom displaying outdoor living products. Must include materials in the outdoor living industry, including decking or docks.

Associated fees: $100 before 8/28/18 / $150 after 8/27/18

BUILDERS / ARCHITECTS:  Must be a current member of NADRA

  • Wood Deck Under $25k: includes: Pressure Treated, Cedar, Redwood, Southern Pine, Ipe, Hardwoods, etc.
  • Alternative Deck Under $25k: includes: includes: cap-stock, composite, PVC, plastic, aluminum, vinyl, etc
  • Limitless Creation Under $25k: Any outdoor living project. Open to all materials. *If you have a spectacular project that has outstanding qualities that includes multiple categories, consider entering it into this category.
  • Wood Deck $25k – $50k
  • Alternative Deck $25k – $50k
  • Limitless Creation $25k – $50k
  • Wood Deck $50k – $100k
  • Alternative Deck $50k – $100k
  • Limitless Creation $50k – $100k
  • Wood Deck Over $100k
  • Alternative Deck Over $100k
  • Limitless Creation Over $100k
  • Open Porch: An open room attached to the outside of a house / building.
  • Closed Porch: An enclosed room attached to the outside of a house / building.
  • Dock: A structure extending alongshore or out from the shore into a body of water. Unique Feature: includes: fire pit, fireplace, pergola, pavilion, freestanding structure, underdecking, outdoor kitchen / bar, water feature, outdoor shower, etc.
  • Illumination: Projects that show the use of outdoor illumination of private gardens and public landscapes; for the enhancement and purposes of safety, nighttime aesthetics, accessibility, security, recreation and more.
  • Commercial Outdoor Living Project, to include a deck: Must be a commercial address such as a restaurant, boardwalk, Doctor’s Office, etc. * For builders only, not a category for Manufacturers.
  • Refurbished / Refinished Deck: Most of the existing framing, and the basic layout must be retained Staining of existing boards or new decking Before photo must be included as one of the photos uploaded

Associated fees: $75 before 8/28/18 / $125 after 8/27/18

NEW FOR 2018 – PROJECT PARTNERS: 

  • The idea behind this new category is to build camaraderie & support between all levels in the industry. If the “partners” agree to enter the project with you, they will pay their entry fee separately, and if it’s a winning project, during the awards ceremony – the entire team can walk up and each receive an award and recognition alongside you. 
  • A partner is defined as any NADRA member that was instrumental in a project entered into the 2018 National Deck Competition. 
  • A partner may be: 
    • A Manufacturer of: lighting, screws, framing, railing, footings, decking, underdecking, etc. 
    • Sales Representative
    • Dealer, Lumberyard
    • Architect / Builder / Designer
  • Upon entering the competition, a partner will select the “Partner Registration” category. 
  • The Builder must enter the National Deck Competition and provide partners with their “Project Name”. 
  • Upon entering the competition, a partner will include the “Project Name” that they are associated with. The entrant will be responsible for providing partners with their project name. This is a critical component of your entry. This is how NADRA HQ will identify your team. 
  • If the project wins a national award, the partners who entered alongside the entrant may walk up to receive their award and recognition during the awards dinner. 
  • All official partners will be recognized in NADRA news, blog, website, social media and various industry print and digital publications.

Become a Sponsor of the 2018 National+ Deck Competition before September 1st. Learn more here

To learn more about the competition, please download the Official Handbook 

CertainTeed Corporation Acquires Hunter Douglas North American Ceilings Business

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CertainTeed Corporation today announced that it has acquired the Hunter Douglas North American ceilings business. This acquisition marks a significant benchmark of growth for CertainTeed Ceilings – a leader in the North American ceilings market and part of a commercial business offering that includes CertainTeed’s roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceiling products.

Specializing in acoustical ceiling and wall solutions, CertainTeed Ceilings has long served the North American construction industry. Its product portfolio includes all purpose and high-performance acoustic ceiling panels, specialty gypsum and wood ceilings, suspension systems and custom engineered acoustic solutions.

Hunter Douglas, a company with a rich heritage in product innovation, is also a notable leader in the ceilings and walls industry. By adding its range of aluminum, felt and fiberglass ceiling systems to CertainTeed Ceilings’ established product portfolio, CertainTeed Ceilings can now offer design solutions for the full spectrum of commercial projects.

“CertainTeed Ceilings makes it easier to specify, purchase and install the right ceiling systems for any commercial space and this acquisition only improves that benefit,” said Mark Rayfield, President and CEO of CertainTeed Corporation. “As part of our robust commercial business offerings, the acquisition allows us to deliver single source convenience and a range of solutions to make our customers’ jobs even easier. That will always be our top priority.”

The addition of Hunter Douglas ceiling and wall products will increase CertainTeed’s presence in the high-growth architectural specialty market. Its expanded product portfolio will now also include Hunter Douglas’:

Comprehensive line of metal ceilings, walls and exterior soffitsTechstyle™ large format acoustical panels with custom design capabilitiesHeartFelt™, a newly introduced line of felt ceiling and wall systems

“As the market has continued to demand more specialty solutions, we have been actively developing a product portfolio that delivers the creative solutions architects and designers are seeking,” said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Ceilings. “Hunter Douglas has innovative and diverse ceilings and wall product lines that fulfill this strategy perfectly by meeting the creative and functional needs of architects and design professionals.”

“CertainTeed places a high value on maintaining the current Hunter Douglas ceilings team and its innovative, entrepreneurial culture,” said Rayfield. “Over the past 60 years, Hunter Douglas has earned the trust of its customers and is both well respected and highly successful in the ceiling industry.”

As part of this transition, Ron Rice will continue in his role as General Manager of Hunter Douglas Ceilings and will become a part of the CertainTeed Ceilings management team.

About Hunter Douglas Hunter Douglas is the world leader in window coverings, and is also a major manufacturer of architectural products. Its North American ceilings business manufactures architectural ceilings, walls and soffit systems with operations in Norcross, Georgia and Denver, Colorado, and has 100 employees.

About CertainTeed Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.7 billion in 2017. www.certainteed.com

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NADRA CPAC Committee Chair presents at ISBBB 2018 Subtitle: The 15th International Symposium on Bioplastics

Biocomposites and Biorefining (ISBBB 2018) – Circular Economy for Bioproducts

I had the distinct honor to accept an invitation from the Wood Fiber Plastic Composite Committee (WPCC) to present to a global audience about NADRA CPAC and BrightClaim warranty claims solutions at the ISBBB 2018. http://isbbb.org/ This large group is made up of 100s of what I like to call “composite scientist/chiefs” who craft the cookbooks on how to make composite products for all types of applications – anything from compostable coffee pods, to lighter automotive parts, or even organic lights. Many have been working with composites since the 80s and early 90’s. These chefs carefully blend/bond/infuse recycled materials and biobased plastics. The result is less waste and competitive performing products. Let’s just call it Green Magic!

Attending my session on U.S. Composite Decking Products and role Warranties and NADRA CPAC were Scientists, manufactures, and academics, from multiples countries, including MFR producers in China.  The presentation reviewed the history of composite decking and the many challenges the U.S. composite decking market experienced with product performance. We then reviewed the resulting impact of slower growth and adoption when compared to other global markets. Multiple sources reporting that between only 15% to 20% of the decking currently sold in the U.S. is a type of composite. However, in other markets penetration rates are much higher, with one Canadian installer claiming that 90% of the decks they sell and install are composites. This same Canadian deck builder said the U.S. composite decking market lost about 10 years of growth due to warranty claims management issues. In fact, the China export market to Europe and North America saw a record breaking number in the year 2017, as mentioned by a lead from China. China composite decking production sales now exceeds North America’s.  Reviewing the prior current market place, the threat of regulation and how consumer’s demand a label to compare multiple products using a common and simple to understand way to compare product performance led the industry at large to appoint NADRA to create a Consumer Product Awareness Charter (CPAC). I presented the label’s testing methods and scale and I asked the general audience if they thought the CPAC label made sense to them as a way to helping grow sales and build more confidence in composite building products. The response was a resounding yes. Someone spoke-up saying  “CPAC’s

easy-to-understand label on key performances is a way to help composites sales in the U.S. and abroad.

Then I recapped about the importance of professional warranty claims management and some best practices and resulting benefits/rewards. Such as never leaving a customer with a claim wondering what comes next; the customer’s expectation can be exceeded and the problem de-escalated to appoint that brand credibility is actually strengthened. How carefully documenting of what product users, installers and sellers are saying and suggesting creates opportunities for innovation. The “Green Magic Chiefs” in the room totally got what I meant!

After the session, I was invited to attend an upcoming WPCC event in September, in China, to talk to multiple composite building product manufacturers about U.S. warranty claims

management and NADRA CPAC. I responded to questions about next steps of joining NADRA, CPAC and how NTA Inc. is currently testing multiple deck board products for the NADRA CPAC label that will be appearing in stores once testing is complete.

 

Andrew Clements

Chair, NADRA CPAC Committee

Exclusive Offer from NADRA – Composite Decking and Railing Industry Research Report

During the four months of 2018, Spectrum Consulting conducted research with the objective of providing clients with an extensive research report and overview of the composite decking and railing industry.  The information provided in the report details industry research from a variety of sources including in-depth interviews with leading distributors, suppliers and dealers.


Reports are offered by NADRA.

NADRA member companies receive a significant discount. A portion of revenues directly benefits NADRA.  Not a member or want more information? Call NADRA direct at:  215.679.4884



Marketplace Overview 

  • Size and growth of the market 2017/2016
  • 2018 forecast
  • Consumer trends
  • Decking overview
  • Market Segments in dollars sales
  • Estimated industry sales by region
  • Railing overview  (product types and trends)
  • Growth of the composite market in relation to Treated Lumber
  • Treated Lumber code change overview

Industry Supplier Overview      

  • Market share estimates by supplier
  •  Market place profile of the top three suppliers
  • Overview of second tier suppliers
  • The marketplace impact of contractor loyalty programs, distributor and dealer rebates
  • Challenges and opportunities for suppliers not among the top three

Status of the Two-Step Distributor Marketplace    

  • Key issue results from major distributor interviews
  • Distributor views of the decking and railing product category
  • Dealer brand loyalty
  • Distributor consolidation

The Home Center Marketplace and its Impact on the Industry    

  • Home center overview (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards)
  • The impact and implications of Home Center online sales and home site deliveries
  • The potential for Home Centers to grow sales at the expense of traditional lumberyards

AZEK® Building Products Partners with Huttig® Building Products-Dallas to Distribute Full Line of AZEK® and TimberTech® Brands

SKOKIE, Ill.July 17, 2018 -AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor products, announces a distribution partnership with Huttig Building Products – Dallas, TX. As one of America’s largest wholesale distributors for more than 130 years, Huttig will offer the full line of AZEK and TimberTech brand products to its extensive dealer network in Texas and Oklahoma.

“With extreme weather across the spectrum, including heat, damaging sun and hail, our dealers need great looking products that resist the elements and endure over time,” said Kevin Brennan, Huttig VP of Sales – West. “AZEK’s premium products are well-suited to the growing markets in Texas and Oklahoma, which are booming in many regions and undergoing extensive rebuilding in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey last summer,” he said.

According to Joe Ochoa, President, AZEK Building Products, Huttig is a recognized supply partner in the South-Central territory, known for introducing leading-edge products to dealers in this space. “We are excited to partner with Huttig to accelerate the growth of our great looking, low-maintenance AZEK and TimberTech deck, rail, and trim products in this region.”

With the industry’s largest nature-inspired color palette for decking and railing, along with AZEK Porch and AZEK Trim, AZEK Building Products is dedicated to manufacturing premium exterior solutions that stand up to harsh weather. AZEK features great looks with low-maintenance and the assurance of building code listings and unmatched warranties.

With a vast selection of some of the industry’s top building products and millwork, Huttig provides dealers with top-of-the-line products from the best supplier brands in the country with the services they need to make their business a success in a changing industry.

For more information about Huttig, visit www.huttig.com. To learn more about AZEK Building Products call 1-877-ASK –AZEK (275-2935) or visit www.azek.com.

About AZEK® Building Products:

AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK® Company, is a leader in the development of premium, low-maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, our product lines span AZEK® Deck, Rail, Trim, Moulding, Porch, Pavers, and Adhesives, as well as capped wood composite decking and railing under the TimberTech® name. Both brands, synonymous with quality and innovation and made in America, lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining entire product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.azek.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com.

About Huttig® Building Products, Inc

Huttig, currently in its 134th year of business, is one of the largest domestic distributors of millwork, building materials and wood products used principally in new residential construction and in-home improvement, remodeling and repair work. Huttig distributes its products through 27 distribution centers serving 41 states. Huttig’s wholesale distribution centers sell principally to building materials dealers, national buying groups, home centers and industrial users, including makers of manufactured home.

SOURCE AZEK Building Products

Barrette Announces DuraLife Acquisition

Barrette Outdoor Living Inc., a leading manufacturer in the outdoor living products industry, announces the acquisition of DuraLife™ decking and railing brands and assets from Integrity Composites LLC. DuraLife is a leading manufacturer of durable composite decking and railing systems. This strategic acquisition provides a natural extension of the category and allows Barrette to further expand their portfolio of product offerings by providing entry into the decking space.

BOL President, Jean desAutels, stated, “We are extremely excited about this acquisition and the opportunities it affords as it will both expand and differentiate our portfolio of products. Our companies are a good fit culturally, which better positions our business to continue its growth as a market leader in the outdoor living products category.”

According to Jim Poulin, National Sales Manager at Integrity Composites LLC, “The Barrette and DuraLife product lines are very complementary. This will allow for both companies to leverage people, equipment and ideas to expand the level and quality of products and services available to our customers.”

The DuraLife brand will remain unchanged and will continue to operate out of the existing Biddeford, Maine facility. Both companies anticipate the integration of the two will be nearly seamless for their customers and distribution partners.

For more information call Barrette Outdoor Living at 1-800-336-2383 or visit http://www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

About Barrette Outdoor Living:
Barrette Outdoor Living is the North American leader in wood and vinyl fencing and vinyl and aluminum fence and railing manufacturing. Barrette produces and markets exterior home products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. The nearly 50-year old company employs 1900 workers in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information about Barrette, call 1-800-336-2383 or visit http://www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

About DuraLife Decking and Railing:
DuraLife operates a 100,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Biddeford, Maine and its products are sold throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information on DuraLife, or to find the nearest distributor, visit http://www.duralifedecking.com or call (800) 866-8101.

Community Spotlight: NADRA Member walks for suicide prevention

Community Spotlight: Member: Judy Verblaauw, C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC –  Mahwah, NJ

On Saturday, June 16th, my daughter and I, along with a few friends participated in the AFSP Out of the Darkness Overnight walk. A special thank you to so many of our fellow NADRA members that have supported our efforts over the years. This year, we walked through the night to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention.  This was our third year participating in this walk and it helps support my daughter with her personal struggles.  It is an amazing experience to hear the stories of others and to share our story.  This year, I believe that there were over 1700 walkers.  These walks are typically 16 – 20 miles long overnight through various big cities,  There is always an east coast walk and a west coast walk.  This year we walked through the streets of Philadelphia and others walked through the streets of Dallas, TX.  We have walked through New York City, Washington D.C. and I believe next year will be in Boston.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide

To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:

  • Fund scientific research
  • Offer educational programs for professionals
  • Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
  • Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
  • Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation
 AFSP has local chapters with events in all 50 states.

Thanks to Donors, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.  Learn more at afsp.org.

BlueTarp Financial Releases Its 2018 1st Quarter  Building Supply Index

Index continues to hit all-time high, but delinquencies remain elevated

PORTLAND, ME – May 21, 2018 – BlueTarp Financial – the leading credit management company for B2B suppliers – released its Q1 2018 Building Supply Index. The Q1 2018 12-month trailing average, which accounts for seasonality, hit an all-time high at 130.66, up from 128.84 in Q4 2017.  The unadjusted view also remained high at 125.67 – a 5.6% increase from Q1 2017.

To interpret the index, values below 100 reflect recessionary or recovering performance.  Values above 100 reflect healthy economic activity.

Consumer confidence continues to be the main driver for the elevated index level, with that measure seeing an 8% increase from this time last year.

As a supplement to the Building Supply Index, BlueTarp conducts a quarterly survey of its contractors to gauge sentiment on the current and future state of the economy. Sixty percent of respondents expect the next 12-months to be “somewhat” or “significantly” improved. They are encouraged by an increase in jobs and customer spend, driven by consumer confidence, as well as proposed tax breaks for businesses.

“It’s clear from the index and survey, business is good,” said Scott Simpson, president and CEO of BlueTarp. “I’m a broken record on this, but delinquencies remain hovering at a level where a disruption will trigger a new wave of bad debt – beware.”

The report represents trends from 120,000 pro customers and more than 2,000 building material suppliers across the United States. It also incorporates macro-economic drivers including: building permits, construction spend and consumer confidence as reported monthly by the Census Bureau and The Conference Board.

Learn more at BlueTarp.com, or send them an inquiry through their NADRA member profile page HERE

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About BlueTarp Financial

BlueTarp Financial is a B2B credit management company serving more than 2,000 suppliers since 1998. BlueTarp pays suppliers upfront for their sales and protects them from credit risk so they can fund the growth of their business. Suppliers can customize their program by choosing to manage customer interactions as they do today, or select a full service option where BlueTarp handles customer service and collections. They can also grow sales with options for up to 90 day terms, credit lines up to $1M, and a loyalty rewards program. Learn more at BlueTarp.com, or send them an inquiry through their NADRA member profile page HERE

Kati Glidden
Marketing Manager
207.797.5900 x 9312
kglidden@bluetarp.com