ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Corporation, a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announced a new distribution agreement with Weyerhaeuser to become the independent distributor of Weyerhaeuser's engineered wood products, including Trus Joist® TJI® joist, TimberStrand® LSL, Microllam® LVL, Parallam® PSL, and TJ® Rim board, in the New England area effective today, February 13, 2012.
"We used a rigorous process to select our New England distributor," said Jeff Rettig, Weyerhaeuser Region Manager for the Northeast. "BlueLinx emerged as the best fit for this market based on its operational capabilities, alignment with our local strategy, and strong reputation and relationship with our current New England customer base."
"We're excited about the opportunity to work in New England with a reputable company like Weyerhaeuser," said Gregg Brummer, BlueLinx Vice President for the Northeast. "Weyerhaeuser has a long-standing presence in the forest products industry and distribution is an important part of their success. As we moved through the selection process it became clear that we share a lot in common, including a deep commitment to New England and taking care of our customers, which makes Weyerhaeuser and BlueLinx a great fit. We are looking forward to getting started."
The agreement applies to the New England market and does not impact BlueLinx's strategy or approach in other markets. The New England market is defined as Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York. As a distributor of building products in many regions across North America, BlueLinx currently operates four facilities in the New England market with distribution centers in Bellingham, MA, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, and Buffalo, NY.
About BlueLinx Corporation
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Corporation is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 1,900 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of approximately 55 distribution centers. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found on its website at www.BlueLinxCo.com.
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