ATLANTA, Oct. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Corporation, a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announced a new distribution agreement with Weyerhaeuser to become a distributor of their engineered wood products, including Trus Joist® TJI®, TimberStrand® LSL, Microllam® LVL, Parallam® PSL, and TJ® Rim board, in their Delta Gulf market effective October 1, 2014.
"I am excited about the service posture that BlueLinx brings to this marketplace," said Andri Smith, Weyerhaeuser Southeast Region Manager. "Their three distribution facilities and six outside reps coupled with our full line of Trus Joist engineered lumber products allow us to continue offering the highest standard of service and support to our dealer and builder partners."
"We're very pleased with the opportunity to work in the Delta Gulf market with a reputable company like Weyerhaeuser," said Phil Odom, BlueLinx Regional Vice President for the South. "Weyerhaeuser has a long-standing presence in the forest products industry and reliable distribution is an important part of their success. As we moved through the selection process it became clear that our two companies share common values, including a deep commitment to the serving this market and taking care of our customers. We are looking forward to building a strong relationship."
The agreement applies to the Delta Gulf market only and does not impact BlueLinx' strategy or approach in other markets. BlueLinx currently operates three facilities in the Delta Gulf market defined as the southern halves of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along with the panhandle of Florida.
About BlueLinx Corporation
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 1,800 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 current network of 49 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.
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CONTACT: BlueLinx Contacts: Phil Odom Vice President - Southern Region 770-953-7539 Phil.Odom@BlueLinxCo.com