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MoistureShield partners with Mid-State Lumber

BY HBSDealer Staff

A new distribution partnership will help bring MoistureShield decking to more customers in New England.

Inspired by increasing demand, MoistureShield has partnered with Mid-State Lumber to serve Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire from its Warwick, New York location.

Mid-State will carry MoistureShield’s full line of high performance decking, including cap stock and wood-plastic composite collections.

“Demand for MoistureShield is constantly growing in the Northeastern region of the country and New England,” said Brent Gwatney,senior VP MoistureShield Composite Decking. “In order to better serve our customers in the area, we are excited to partner with Mid-State Lumber, who is known for their quality product offering and excellent customer service.”

Mid-State Lumber is a local and regional wholesaler of building material products for the retail lumber dealer, and has been in operation since 1976. Its customer base spans the Mid-Atlantic and New England markets via three full service facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

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NARI gets a new board president

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Josh Brown, the VP sales at Milwaukee-based Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, has been elected as 2017 president of the board of directors for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's (NARI) Milwaukee chapter.

Bliffert is a full-service LBM and hardware dealer founded more than a century ago with seven locations in the Milwaukee area.

Founded in 1961, Milwaukee NARI is an association of home improvement and remodeling professionals from throughout the area, as well as a resource for consumers.

The association promotes ethical conduct, professionalism and sound practices in the remodeling industry and education for consumers.

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Beacon expands in Washington

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Beacon Roofing Supply has expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of American Building & Roofing, Inc.

The Washington State-based distributor of residential roofing and related building products has been in business for over 30 years and maintains seven branches in the state. ABR has grown from its original store in Everett to seven branches by adding stores in Snohomish, Poulsbo, Pasco, Mt. Vernon, Yakima and Wenatchee.

“Joining Beacon presents a tremendous opportunity for my family and ABR’s loyal customers and employees," said ABR’s founder, David Morgan. "Beacon’s commitment to strengthen its presence in Washington State and the entire Pacific Northwest will enable us to better serve our customers with broader product offerings and even more efficient deliveries. We chose to align with Beacon because Beacon shares our belief that success comes from hard work and great customer service and because Beacon presented the greatest long-term growth opportunities for my family and all of our employees. I am very excited for their future at Beacon.”

"ABR is a tremendous addition to Beacon and significantly expands our residential roofing opportunities in Washington State, particularly in the busy Seattle market," said Paul Isabella, Beacon’s CEO and president. "We are grateful that David, Wendy, Marc and Karren Morgan have entrusted Beacon with the further growth and development of their great company and I am confident that ABR will play a huge role in our success in the Pacific Northwest. We are thrilled to have the entire ABR team as part of Beacon.”

Beacon continues to ride a wave of acquisitions. In May, it acquired Fox Brothers Co, in Lansing, Michigan. April saw the aquisition of Philadelphia area's Atlantic Building Products.

 

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