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RedBuilt expands footprint with new distribution in key states


BOISE, Idaho (Aug. 31, 2010) — RedBuilt™, one of the world’s leading suppliers of engineered wood products, is making a sizable addition to its U.S. footprint by naming Lam-Wood Systems Inc. its exclusive distributor in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas and Western Iowa. As it continues to grow, RedBuilt is also seeking representation for its pioneering, resource-efficient industrial and commercial building products on the East Coast.

As RedBuilt’s exclusive distribution partner in those six markets for all light-commercial and multifamily applications, Lam-Wood will represent the manufacturer’s complete line of Red-I™ joists, open-web trusses, and RedLam™ laminated veneer lumber beams, headers and rim board. As part of the deal, one of RedBuilt’s most experienced and knowledgeable technical sales representatives, Bret Maynard, is signing on as the fourth member of the Lam-Wood sales team to ensure a seamless transition as they expand the engineered lumber leader’s presence in those markets.

Lam-Wood’s engineered lumber sales team will offer assistance with system selection, cost analysis, detailed shop drawings, timely delivery, and job-site follow-up. The Denver-based distributor, which also maintains offices in Colorado Springs, CO, and Omaha, NE, will be responsible for all the design and engineering for projects in the territory. The projects will be sold as Lam-Wood packages and the distributor will field technical calls during construction.

According to Randy Ruim, RedBuilt’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lam-Wood has been a trusted supplier of quality structural wood products for commercial and multifamily buildings for more than four decades. “Our new relationship with Lam-Wood provides RedBuilt with the best opportunity to effectively meet the needs of the commercial construction industry throughout these key markets,” he says. “Lam-Wood has been the preferred choice for engineers, specifiers, and builders throughout the region thanks to their vast industry knowledge and unparalleled service and support, and we couldn’t be more excited they’re joining the RedBuilt team.”

Lam-Wood executives are equally thrilled about the new relationship. “RedBuilt provides the best overall package for our customers — the best products in the industry, top-notch design and engineering, and support that is second to none,” Lam-Wood President Chris Anderson says. “In today’s uncertain world, RedBuilt’s ability to respond and react quickly to any customer needs sets the company apart and is extremely important to us and our clients.”

Ruim says the partnership with Lam-Wood is the first of several such relationships RedBuilt is seeking. “To complement our existing, in-house team of technical sales representatives,” he says, “we are expanding our geographical coverage by creating partnership arrangements with qualified potential representatives in select areas.” RedBuilt is currently actively looking for distributor representation in the following regions: Minnesota/Wisconsin; Northern Illinois; Southern Illinois/Missouri; upstate New York; New England; Maryland/Delaware/District of Columbia; the Carolinas; and Georgia. The company also has its sights set on Texas.

RedBuilt has been recognized as a world leader in developing wood-based structural solutions since 1960. It offers the industry’s most innovative engineered wood products and building systems for commercial, industrial and multifamily applications. RedBuilt’s offerings include composite wood-and-steel open-web trusses, engineered wood I-joists, engineered lumber like LVL, and complementary components, product engineering, and onsite technical support, as well as a range of concrete-forming and scaffold-planking solutions. RedBuilt’s manufacturing facilities are located in Delaware, OH, Stayton, OR, Chino, CA and Hillsboro, OR. Visit www.redbuilt.com or www.lamwood.com for more information about the company and its products.

RedBuilt™, Red-I™ and RedLam™ are trademarks of RedBuilt LLC.