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Deckorators® To Showcase Decking  With EovationsTM Technology at JLC LIVE New England

For Immediate Release

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 15, 2017 – New England deck builders need materials that are easy to work with and stand the test of time. At JLC LIVE New England 2017, Deckorators® will showcase new-for-2017 composite decking products with patented technology that makes them ideal for creating long-lasting outdoor living spaces.

Deckorators, a leading brand of Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI), will display new Deckorators Vault Hickory composite decking and Deckorators Frontier composite decking in booth 426 at the show, March 24-25 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Both Vault and Frontier feature exclusive EovationsTM technology that delivers the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio and unmatched stability.

“With Vault and Frontier, contractors can have the best of both worlds — the top characteristics of PVC and wood-plastic composite in one revolutionary material,” said Chris Camfferman, category marketing director for Deckorators. “Eovations technology makes the boards strong, lightweight and stable to meet the job-site needs of deck builders and long-term performance expectations of homeowners.”

Deckorators will also exhibit the new-for-2017 Deckorators Dexerdry® weatherproofing solution at the show.

Eovations Explained

Vault and Frontier decking are composed of polypropylene and mineral filler. In the Eovations process, the polymer-mineral blend is extruded and stretched. The result is a fibrous, 7/8 inch by 5½ inch composite board that looks and works like wood. At the same time, each board is:

35 percent lighter than most wood-plastic composite decking and similar in weight to PVC for easier handling on the job site.

Twice as strong as PVC decking in terms of stiffness-to-weight ratio for superior durability.

Extremely stable with the lowest thermal expansion/contraction of any thermoplastic deck board.

Because they have no organic content, Vault and Frontier provide superior protection against water absorption and UV degradation, and they will not splinter, sag, chalk or crack.

Vault and Frontier boards are capped with polypropylene to create a surface that is stain-, fade- and scratch-resistant.

Hickory Adds To Vault Color Options

Hickory offers another beautiful color option for Deckorators Vault decking. A popular light brown hue with natural wood tone variegation, Hickory joins the darker Mesquite (brown) and Dusk (gray) colors in the Vault family. It looks beautiful on its own and pairs perfectly with Mesquite for picture-framing, breaker boards and other inspired two-tone designs.

The ultra low-maintenance product is backed by the industry-leading Deckorators 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty. Like Mesquite and Dusk, Vault Hickory is available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as fascia.

Frontier Offers Classic Looks

Deckorators Frontier decking features traditional colors and embossing that deliver the classic look of painted wood. Frontier Woodland (brown), Prairie (light brown/cedar) and Ridgeway (gray) are perfect for traditional decking or complementary picture framing, and they offer an extremely durable, ultra low-maintenance option for pools, hot tubs and docks.

Frontier boards are available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as fascia. They are supported by the industry-best Deckorators 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty.

Deckorators Dexerdry Complements Both

Deckorators Dexerdry enables deck builders to create dry zones under raised decks and eliminate water issues from ground-level decks. Dexerdry makes it possible to add extra outdoor living space and storage areas with the confidence that they will not be affected by rain, snow or other runoff from the deck structure above.

Simple and easy-to-install, the proprietary polymer extrusion is uniquely crafted to fit snugly within the slotted edges of Deckorators composite decking, creating a water-tight seal between boards. Low-maintenance Deckorators Dexerdry perfectly complements Deckorators Vault and Frontier slotted-edge deck boards. It is available in black 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths.

For more information, visit www.deckorators.com or call (800) 332-5724.

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in deck railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative deck railing accessory products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct deck products allows both DIYers and builders the opportunity to express personal creativity on their deck, as they do in their homes.

To learn more about Deckorators railing and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-332-5724.

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UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries and operations around the world that supply three markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., or its affiliated operations, go to www.ufpi.com.