BlueLinx reaches agreement with Natures Composites of Torrington, Wyoming, to distribute TerraDeck composite decking made from wheat, recycled plastics, initially in Tampa, Florida and Portland, Oregon
January 20, 2012
– Momentum keeps growing for Natures Composites, the company that has revolutionized the decking and fencing industry by manufacturing composite products made from wheat and recycled plastics.
The company has entered into a new relationship with BlueLinx Corporation ("BlueLinx") to distribute its decking material, sold under the name TerraDeck, starting in Tampa, Fla., Portland, Ore., and Denver, Colo., with plans to move into more markets during 2012. BlueLinx, one of the leaders in building products distribution, sells to approximately 11,500 customers in 25,000 locations and is a major supplier to the residential, commercial, building, remodeling and repair market.
"Our relationship with BlueLinx means TerraDeck will be available to builders, remodelers and homeowners who are looking for a green, more sustainable option," said Kim Boos, National Sales Manager for Natures Composites. "It's very exciting for us to be working with a distributor that has such a deep reach and strong reputation in the market."
TerraDeck uses rapidly renewable and reclaimed materials, including cellulose from wheat straw and recycled plastics. Product benefits include stronger, longer-lasting, affordable, environmentally-friendly material that better resists moisture, insect and sunlight with minimal maintenance required. Natures Composites materials also have received ICC-ES verification for meeting industry code requirements.
"As a leading building products distributor, we are pleased to offer innovative products that deliver great performance and that are sustainable," said Shannon Truax, Category Manager Outdoor Living Products for BlueLinx. "TerraDeck certainly meets the criteria and gives our customers a unique option to choose from."
Natures Composites' innovative use of highly renewable, locally sourced materials offers exceptional environmental benefits. Wheat straw, a byproduct of the agriculture industry, is put to productive use instead of wasted. Unlike wood, wheat is rapidly renewable, grown and harvested annually, and readily available from regional farmers. The company sources its recycled plastic from nearby recycling companies, providing a market for this growing supply stream of waste and keeping it out of landfills. This combination of strong wheat fiber and recycled plastics ensures the product will not splinter or crack, and offers protection from elements including moisture, UV rays, insects and rot damage without having to use or apply harmful chemicals, paint, stain or sealant.
About Natures Composites
Headquartered in Torrington, Wyoming Natures Composites offers a 20 year limited warranty and our products are as easy to work with and install as natural wood. Natures Composites distributes its decking and fencing products through retail and wholesale channels in North America and Europe. The company also holds a Bio-Preferred rating from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information, including complete installation guidelines and product care, visit www.naturescomposites.com.
About BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 2,000 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 60 distribution centers. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found on its Web site at www.BlueLinxCo.com