Fortress Building Products and IWP forge new distribution agreement

IWP will now distribute the full portfolio of Fortress products in California and northern Nevada.

Fortress Building Products has entered into a new agreement with long-time distribution partner Intternational Wood Products, LLC (IWP).

The plan calls for IWP to extend its current line-up of Fortress offerings and deliver the “Total Solution,” including decking, railing, fencing, framing, lighting, fasteners, cladding, and pergolas from Fortress Building Products.

IWP will provide the products to the California and Northern Nevada markets. According to Fortress, the move enhances IWP’s inventory position, providing dealers a unique opportunity to purchase the entire outdoor living equation from one solution provider.

Currently, IWP is a distributor of Fortress’ Evolution steel deck framing system, Apex capped bamboo-PVC composite decking, and select steel and aluminum railing product lines.

“Working with Fortress Building Products is a true partnership and they have more than demonstrated their commitment to IWP’s success,” said Josh Hamilton, president of IWP. “We are confident that stocking the Fortress Total Solution will provide immediate and tremendous value to our dealers throughout California and northern Nevada."


Based in Clackamas, Ore., IWP  is an independent, full-service stocking distributor and manufacturer of building materials providing service to building materials suppliers in 10 western states

“Partnering with IWP to extend our Total Solution of outdoor building products throughout the California and North Nevada markets was an easy decision—their reputation of impeccable dealer service speaks for itself,” said Jeff Schulz, vice president, channel sales at Fortress Building Products. “IWP and Fortress Building Products have a shared commitment to taking a people-first approach to business and providing our customers with solution-driven products. This shared commitment is why we’re confident and excited to step into this next phase of growth together.”