Bluelinx Holdings Inc (ticker: BXC, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
BlueLinx Expands Relationship with Louisiana-Pacific to Include Specialty Products
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2005--BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
(NYSE: BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North
America, operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary BlueLinx
Corporation, has signed an agreement with Louisiana-Pacific
Corporation (LP), one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium
building products, to expand its purchasing relationship beyond
current purchases of structural products to include high-value,
specialty products, beginning with LP WeatherBest(R) Composite Decking
& Railing and LP's Crystal White(TM) Railing System. Specific terms of
the agreement were not disclosed.
"We remain committed to expanding our product mix to include
unique specialty products," said George Judd, president and chief
operating officer of BlueLinx. "Our new agreement with LP demonstrates
our desire to grow key supplier relationships to enhance our specialty
BlueLinx customers will now have access to a complete decking
solution from a single supplier. Beginning in mid-October, BlueLinx
will offer LP WeatherBest(R) Composite Decking & Railing and LP
Crystal White(TM) Railing System as part of its outdoor living product
line. These products, both known for durability and aesthetics, will
be available in a variety of different styles, colors and accessories.
BlueLinx and LP will begin to jointly market both decking offerings in
preparation for October product availability, to be announced at a
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
more than 3,400 people in North America, BlueLinx offers 10,000
products from over 750 suppliers to service more than 11,700 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 more than 70 warehouses. Additional information
about BlueLinx can be found on its Web site at www.BlueLinxCo.com.
About Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a premier supplier of building
products, delivering innovative, high-quality commodity and specialty
products to its retail, wholesale, homebuilding and industrial
customers. Visit LP's Web site at www.lpcorp.com for additional
information on the company.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
All of these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and
assumptions made by our management that, although believed by BlueLinx
to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to,
economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside
of its control, that may cause its business, strategy or actual
results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.
These risks and uncertainties may include, among other things: changes
in the supply and/or demand for products which we distribute; the
activities of competitors; changes in significant operating expenses;
changes in the availability of capital; the ability to identify
acquisition opportunities and effectively and cost-efficiently
integrate acquisitions; general economic and business conditions in
the United States; acts of war or terrorist activities; variations in
the performance of the financial markets; and other factors described
in the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the year ended January 1, 2005, and in its periodic reports
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.
Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. BlueLinx undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required by law.
BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
Ashley Freer, 770-221-2515
Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc.
Jody Burfening or Chris Witty, 212-838-3777
SOURCE: BlueLinx Holdings Inc.