Eco Building Products, Inc. issued a status update on Tuesday, affirming that shipping activity has remained high in the Western U.S., even while much of the country is heaped under ice and snow.
"It has always been part of our national rollout plan to create demand and raise up an army of ECOB Affiliates to ensure that Builders like Mike Gitt in Omaha, NE have access to this advanced framing lumber in the future without having to haul it across the country," said Steve Conboy, president and CEO. "Our first customer in the East was Greg and Patty, and they bought all of their lumber for a 12,000 sq. ft. house in CT. Today they can buy it locally from multiple vendors in the northeast for their next house."
Eco Red Shield's manufacturing facilities in Salem, Ore. and Colton, Calif. have had a strong start to 2014, fulfilling large coating orders for Shelter Products Inc. in Portland, Ore.
Additionally, a spate of multi-family housing projects in Denver have brought railcars of protected lumber down from the Pacific Northwest.
The company still expects a fair amount of activity in the spring and in connection to the Sandy Rebuild, due in part to its recent 104 store expansion.