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UFPI Deckorators® brand now available through Guardian Building Products in the Eastern United States


For Immediate Release

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 16, 2017 — Two revolutionary composite decking product lines, part of the renowned Deckorators® brand, are now available to customers in the Eastern U.S., through an agreement between Guardian Building Products (GBP) and an affiliate of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), the manufacturer and distributor of Deckorators.

GBP’s locations in Boston, Mass.; Waterville, Maine; Charlotte, N.C.; and Baltimore, Md., are now stocking Deckorators Vault and Frontier decking lines. Both lines are equipped with Deckorators exclusive Eovations™ technology — making their strength-to-weight ratio unmatched in the industry. A large assortment of accessories is also in stock on-site at the GBP locations with access available to the complete accessory line.

“Guardian and Deckorators are launching one of the most innovative and trending decking offerings in the industry,” said Rick Preble, vice president of Alternative Materials for UFPI. “Deckorators is one of the most iconic and well-respected brands in the category, and adding Guardian to our exclusive list of distributors is exciting.”

The new relationship broadens the assortment of composite decking products readily available to pro-dealers in the GBP service area.

“We are excited to be adding this line just in time for the spring decking season,” said Tom Gaffey, regional vice president, Eastern U.S. region at GBP. “We are now able to offer a wide selection of Deckorators products — including the vast accessory lines for which Deckorators is well known. Our customers now have the benefit of access to the full line without having to make a significant stocking investment.”

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 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.

About Guardian Building Products

Guardian Building Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp., is a leading two-step distributor of exterior building products. Through its network of distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States, as well as an established direct-from-manufacturer business model, Guardian Building Products serves pro dealers in the lumber and building materials industry. Learn more about Guardian Building Products at www.guardianbp.com.