Alside opens 100th unit

Alside, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products, has opened its second location in the Pittsburgh area. This marks the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based firm’s 100th branch.

Both Pittsburgh-area supply centers stock an assortment of exterior building products, including Alside vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding and Alside custom-made vinyl windows to meet the needs of professional contractors, remodelers and builders. The new 37,000-sq.-ft. supply center opened Jan. 2 in Export, Pa., serving the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh.

In addition to Alside-manufactured products, most Alside supply centers distribute everything from roofing shingles, entry doors, gutters, garage doors, stone, fencing and decking to weatherization products, including insulation and window and door spray foam.

Alside is a division of Associated Materials, headquartered in Akron, Ohio. 

In a prepared statement, Jerry Burris, president and CEO of Associated Materials, said: "We have experienced tremendous growth, enabling us to expand in 2011, opening new centers in Austin, Texas; Toledo, Ohio; Aurora, Ill.; and Evansville, Ind. Currently, we employ 830 people throughout our supply center organization, with 78 employees added in the last year.”

Alside is a vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of vinyl windows, vinyl siding and aluminum trim coil, as well as aluminum and steel siding and accessories. The company's products are marketed on a wholesale basis to more than 50,000 independent contractors across the United States through company-owned supply centers and independent distributors. 

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