MoistureShield’s CoolDeck Technology Chosen as a Professional Builder Magazine 2018 Top 100 Product

ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Professional Builder has selected MoistureShield’s CoolDeck Technology from Oldcastle Composites as one of its 2018 Top 100 Products. Based on reader inquiries, the list is now in its sixth year, helping keep readers up to date on the latest and greatest products from the past year.

Readers of Professional Builder selected MoistureShield’s CoolDeck Technology as one of its 2018 Top 100 Products. CoolDeck can reduce heat absorption by up to 35% over traditional capped composites.

Available in select MoistureShield product lines, CoolDeck has addressed a major issue for capped composite decks, docks, and marinas: heat absorption. The technology can reduce heat absorption by up to 35 percent compared to traditional capped composites.

Pro Builder’s annual Top 100 Products does not require a formal entry and there are no judges to choose the winning products, it is completely based on reader interest over the past 12 months. The products are then grouped into 10 categories for reader convenience.

“With concerns in recent years about heat build-up in composite decking, we are extremely gratified that our CoolDeck technology has been recognized by Pro Builder’s readers,” said Josh Landis, Senior Marketing Manager, Oldcastle APG. “With the integration of our global R&D resources, we will continue to innovate to deliver both aesthetic and performance solutions to our contractors and homeowner customers.”

Check out Professional Builder’s Top 100 Exterior Products at https://www.probuilder.com/2018-top-100-products-exterior-products. For more information on MoistureShield and to find dealers, visit https://www.moistureshield.com

About Composite Decking at Oldcastle APG: 
Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, proudly manufactures composite deck boards and related products serving a range of retail and distribution customers across North America and several international markets. ChoiceDek and MoistureShield are brands within the composite decking category. The development of new technologies and patents has enabled Oldcastle to manufacture superior composite products from recycled wood fiber and recycled polyethylene plastic for the building and construction markets.

SOURCE MoistureShield

dasso Group officiates its 8th manufacturing facility

Atlanta, August 25, 2018 – dasso officiated its 8th factory today at Zixi County, Jiangxi.  The new factory is a replacement of the existing factory which had to be relocated due to city boundary expansion.  The new factory has a design capacity of 10 million sq.ft per annual (1 million m2/year) of dassoXTR Fused Bamboo, an increase of production capacity by 4 times its original capacity.  The new factory, named after its original name – Jiangxi Zhushang Bamboo Industrial Co., Ltd is built with state of art production equipment and machineries which could produce both Classic and Epic Fused Bamboo (https://dassoxtr.com/Fused-Bamboo-Principles-Technology.aspx).  This new facility occupies an area of 20 acres of land with sufficient space for future expansion.

dasso Group thanked all its customers, suppliers and employees for theirs continued support and dedication in making this relocation a success.  The rebuilding of Jiangxi Zhushang factory was first announced on June 26, 2017.  It only took dasso 13 months and 29 days to reconstruct the facilities and reinstall all the new production equipment, one day shy of 14 months.  The project started from “greenfield” to “first board production” in an astonishingly short period of time.  Four (4) months for earthwork, and ten (10) months for civil work couple with equipment erection within 6 months.

dasso will be launching its Epic dassoXTR Fused Bamboo with production form Jiangxi Zhushang Bamboo Industrial Co., Ltd.For further reference on this project, please follow this link: http://blog.dassousa.com/dasso-continues-expansion-project-185000-sqft-factory/ 

Fortune Brands Signs Agreement to Acquire Fiberon; Marks Entry into Fast Growing Outdoor Living Market within New Doors & Security Segment

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), an industry-leading home and security products company, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Fiberon, LLC, a leading manufacturer of outdoor performance materials used primarily in decking, railing and fencing products. Fiberon will join Fortune Brands’ new Doors & Security segment on closing and has agreed to be acquired for approximately $470 million.

“The acquisition of Fiberon provides exciting category expansion and product extension opportunities for our Doors & Security segment into the outdoor living space— one of the fastest growing areas of the home,” said Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. “Fiberon brings leadership in performance materials sustainably made in the U.S.A. from recycled materials. Similar to Therma-Tru’s leadership in advanced material doors, Fiberon has built its business in the most attractive segment of the decking category– non-wood, capped composites.”

The $2.5 billion decking market is a critical part of outdoor living spaces with growing conversion to non-wood materials. Capped composite non-wood products where Fiberon has focused its business are growing at nearly 10% annually and now represent approximately one quarter of the decking market. This exceptional growth is driven by demand for innovations in finishes, textures, colors and styles coupled with low maintenance and lasting durability versus traditional wood.

“Our Doors & Security platform has the scale and capabilities to further Fiberon’s penetration of the market across our existing customers and distribution channels in this growing market segment,” said Klein. “Our execution and momentum within our Therma-Tru door brand coupled with Fiberon’s successful business model and product line create an exciting opportunity to accelerate growth and value creation. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings by approximately 5-6 cents in 2019 and approximately 9-10 cents in 2020.”

“Fortune Brands’ strong distribution, commitment to brands, innovation and design, and superior execution are a powerful combination to drive sales and profit growth,” said Doug Mancosh, chief executive officer and president, Fiberon. “We are excited to join Fortune Brands and create new opportunities for Fiberon to thrive.”

In 2017, Fiberon had approximately $200 million in annual sales. Fiberon has approximately 475 associates with offices and operations in Meridian, Idaho and New London, North Carolina. The Company plans for Fiberon to operate as a part of the Doors & Security segment.

The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to occur within the next 30 days.

About Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., creates products and services that fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The Company’s operating segments are Plumbing, Cabinets and Doors & Security. Its trusted brands include Moen, Perrin & Rowe, Riobel, Rohl, Shaws and Victoria + Albert under the Global Plumbing Group (GPG); more than a dozen core brands under MasterBrand Cabinets; Therma-Tru entry door systems; and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products under The Master Lock Company. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its segments. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit www.FBHS.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain “forward-looking statements” regarding future financial performance and the effects of the Fiberon acquisition. Where, in any forward-looking statement, we express an expectation or belief as to future results or events, such expectation or belief is based on the current plans and expectations of our management. Although we believe that these statements are based on reasonable assumptions, they are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those indicated in such statements including the factors discussed in Item 1A of the Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, this release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties associated with the acquisition. These include: the satisfaction of closing conditions for the transaction, market conditions and the impact of any failure to complete the transaction. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof, and except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statements to reflect events, new information or circumstances occurring after the date hereof.

Contacts

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
INVESTOR and MEDIA CONTACT:
Kaveh Bakhtiari
847-484-4573
kaveh.bakhtiari@FBHS.com

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.

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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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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

AZEK to acquire Versatex

Versatex, a Portfolio Company of Highlander Partners, Enters into a Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by The AZEK Company

DALLASMay 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Versatex Holdings, LLC , a leading manufacturer of cellular PVC building products serving both the new construction and renovation/remodel markets, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by The AZEK Company (“AZEK”).  Versatex’s management team will remain with the business and continue operations from its production facility in Aliquippa, PA.

Versatex, a Highlander investment since September 2014, is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-quality, branded exterior trim, sheet, mouldings and other innovative products with an expanding range of building applications.

Mark Blanchat, Chairman of Versatex and a Partner at Highlander, stated, “John Pace and his team have done a tremendous job growing Versatex and enhancing the business.  Versatex has continually grown in revenue and profitability while significantly expanding its salesforce and investing substantially in its production facility and capabilities.  The Company’s success has been achieved through strong leadership and superior management execution.  The team’s efforts have positioned the Company for greater future success, as cellular PVC building products continue to gain share from legacy wood-based offerings and achieve broader adoption in new geographies.”

Jeff L. Hull, Highlander’s President and Managing Partner and board member of Versatex, added, “We thank Versatex’s employees for their hard work in advancing the Company over the past four years, and wish John and his team the very best.  Versatex is an exceptional company and we are extremely proud to have been associated with it.”

John Pace, CEO of Versatex said, “We are excited to enter into this agreement with AZEK, which is an ideal partner for us.  Our companies have complementary strengths and a shared commitment to premium quality, customer service and product innovation.  We thank Highlander for its tremendous support and look forward to working together with AZEK to address the opportunities that alternative materials offer the building envelope market.”

Rothschild & Co.  is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to Versatex in connection with this transaction.

About Highlander Partners
Highlander Partners, L.P. is a Dallas-based private investment firm with over $2.0 billion of assets under management. The firm focuses on making investments in businesses in targeted industries in which the principals of the firm have significant operating and investing experience, including basic manufacturing, food, chemicals, building materials, consumer products, and others. Highlander Partners uses a “buy and build” investment approach, creating value by helping companies grow organically and through acquisitions.  For more information, visit www.highlander-partners.com.

About Versatex Holdings LLC
Versatex manufactures and supplies cellular PVC building products. The Company’s products include trimboards, sheets, cornerboards, beadboards, skirtboards, wraps, beaded profiles, soffit systems, molding profiles, and finishing products. It markets and sells its products through distributors/dealers in the United States and Canada. The Company was founded in 2003 and is based in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. For more information about Versatex, please visit www.versatex.com.

SOURCE Highlander Partners, L.P.

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BUILDING PRODUCTS INC. IS NOW DISTRIBUTING TAMKO’S ENVISION DECKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Ron Cook
Office:  (800) 641-4691, ext. 2245
Mobile: (417) 529-2390

Growing distributor recently expanded to Wisconsin market with new location

JOPLIN, MISSOURI – May 30, 2018 – TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is proud to announce that Building Products Inc. (BPI) is distributing Envision® composite decking at their new branch in Watertown, Wisconsin, which was opened this year.

TAMKO’s Executive Vice President, Tim Whelan, says the longtime manufacturer is excited to join forces with BPI. “BPI is a high caliber distributor with an appreciation for the differentiated nature of our Envision product line. We are very pleased with their initial success in launching Envision in their markets and look forward to significant growth with them,” said Whelan.

J.J. Robson, General Manager of the BPI Iowa and Wisconsin Divisions, said, “We are excited about this new partnership between BPI and Envision Decking by TAMKO. With our recent expansion to Wisconsin, we were looking for a trusted decking solution to offer to our customers and we believe we found that with TAMKO.”

According to TAMKO’s Director of Decking Sales and Marketing, Shara Gamble, TAMKO aligns well with BPI in terms of company values like integrity and respect for individuals. “Knowing that BPI prides itself on responsible business operations that lead to meaningful relationships – practices which are also held in high-esteem by TAMKO – we are thrilled with this distribution agreement,” said Gamble.

James Gonzalez, General Manager of TAMKO’s Lamar, Missouri manufacturing plant where Envision® composite decking is made, said “Envision decking is crafted in the heartland of the USA by a team of honest, intelligent, hard-working, women and men who reflect TAMKO’s core values. With BPI’s appreciation for similar character traits, TAMKO’s decking team is enthusiastic for this venture.”

BPI recently opened a new branch in Wisconsin located in Watertown, which among other products, stocks TAMKO’s Envision® and EverGrain® composite decking products and will service the Green Bay area south of Chicago and the area west of Madison, Wisconsin.

Click here to download photos of TAMKO’s Envision composite decking.

 About Building Products Inc.

Building Products Inc. (BPI) is headquartered in Watertown, South Dakota. With branches in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin, BPI is a growing distributor of building products such as roofing, lumber, engineered wood, windows, exterior doors and millwork products. Maintaining a customer focus along with values of respect and dignity are top priorities for BPI. For more information, visit www.BPI.build.

About TAMKO Composite Lumber

From decking to railing, TAMKO’s composite lumber offerings provide homeowners with exceptional options to create a beautiful outdoor space where beautiful things happen. These offerings include Envision Distinction, Envision Inspiration, Envision Expression, EverGrain®, Marquee Railing® and TAM- RAIL®. For more information, visit our website at www.EnvisionDecking.com.

Note to editors and writers – The correct capitalization of the company name is TAMKO, due to the fact that it is an acronym.  The letters stand for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma – the company’s original trade area when founded in 1944.  TAMKO’s trade area is now all 50 states.

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