Suppliers serving builders in the Great Lakes, Southeast and Gulf regions are gaining easier access to premium PVC trim and molding thanks to new agreements between Versatex Building Products LLC and wholesale distributors in Wisconsin, South Carolina and Alabama.
Versatex Sales and Marketing Vice President Rick Kapres says that dealers, lumberyards and home improvement centers now can order his company’s weather-resistant components through three new sources: Prefinished Staining Products in Green Bay, Wis.; BlueLinx Corp.’s Charleston, S.C., location; and the Hood Industries Distribution facility in Mobile, Ala.
“These distributors provide OEMs and building-materials dealers with extraordinary service,” Kapres says. “Each of these regions has a uniquely demanding climate, and we’re excited about making the value of Versatex products more widely available by partnering with these outstanding businesses.”
He says that Prefinished Staining Products (PSP) now offers the full Versatex line to customers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He explains that PSP began providing wholesalers and lumberyards with professional staining and painting services in 1999, and has supplied top-quality substrates, such as Versatex PVC since 2003.
According to Kapres, the Charleston BlueLinx operation will distribute Versatex products to building materials dealers, industrial building-products users, and home-improvement centers throughout coastal South Carolina. Nationally, BlueLinx sells a comprehensive range of building projects through a network of more than 40 warehouses and 50 reload facilities.
From its Mobile, Ala., site, Kapres says: Hood Distribution will provide the full Versatex product line from Panama City, Fla., to New Orleans. The parent company, Hood Industries Inc., specializes in wood manufacturing and distribution, with locations in 13 states that serve customers in the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest.
“We view each of these markets as tremendous growth opportunities for Versatex due to the architectural style and climate conditions that are tough on wood. Each of these distributors supply outstanding service to the OEM’s and building material dealers, which will make Versatex easy to buy in these areas,” says Kapres.