Introducing the Grip-Rite RED System

Grip Rite Red System Press Release

IRVING, Texas–PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of building materials for residential and commercial construction, is launching a line of pneumatic tools, compressors, and accessories under its Grip-Rite brand. The RED System includes pneumatic tools designed for most fastening applications including framing, siding, and fencing, as well as finish and trim carpentry, complemented by compressors, accessories and most importantly, genuine Grip-Rite collated fasteners.

“When developing The Grip-Rite RED System, the needs of professional contractors were absolutely top of mind. We knew the system had to be reliable, efficient and durable, so contractors could quickly get the job done right and be confident these tools, compressors, fasteners and accessories would stand up to the rigors of repeated jobsite work,” said Drew Sundholm, Director of Collated Fastening.

“We believe so strongly we will exceed the expectations of our end-users with this optimized system, we put those development objectives right in the name – The Grip-Rite RED System,” added Allyson Horst, Senior Director of Marketing.

In fact, Grip-Rite is taking their pneumatic program one step further with The RED Promise, an industry-leading comprehensive service package that includes a 7 year warranty and 90 day satisfaction guarantee on tools (including soft parts and driver blades) as well as a network of nearly 700 service locations across the country. “It’s a commitment to making our guarantees every bit as good as our products,” said Sundholm. “The Grip-Rite brand is already highly-regarded and well-known for our exclusive Collated Jam-Free Guarantee, so we’re proud to extend it under the Grip-Rite RED Promise, which also includes a 1 year limited warranty and 30 day satisfaction guarantee for compressors.”

Reliable, efficient and durable, The Grip-Rite RED System delivers jobsite fastening solutions to meet the rigorous demands of jobsites across the country with a host of professional grade features, but without the professional grade price tag.

Get with the System at www.grip-rite.com.

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

PrimeSource is the leading domestic wholesale distributor of fastening solutions and building materials, serving residential and commercial new construction and remodeling markets. Home to the Grip-Rite®, GRX® and Pro-Twist® brands, as well as other premier building products brands, PrimeSource leverages world-wide supply chain capabilities and 34 distribution centers throughout the United States to source and distribute products for all phases of construction, including: nails, screws, and collated fasteners, pneumatic tools, compressors and accessories, residential and commercial roofing products, diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives, caulks, contractor bags, poly sheeting, building accessories, concrete accessories and fencing. For more information, please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.

PRIMESOURCE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC. EXPANDS ASIAN OPERATIONS

PRIMESOURCE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC. EXPANDS ASIAN OPERATIONS THROUGH PARTNERSHIP IN TAIWAN 

Partnership expands Company’s operational capabilities in Asia, strengthens ability to provide industry leading services and best in class sourcing and supply chain efficiencies

Irving, TX (March 14, 2019) — PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., leading 0construction fastener supplier and national building products distributor, announced today it has formed a joint venture in Taiwan with long-time buying agent and business partner, Certified Products Taiwan, Inc. (CPT).  The joint venture will be based in Koahsiung, Taiwan and will be led locally by experienced and respected business leader George Lu.  The joint venture will be known as “Certified Products Global” or “CPG.”

“After decades of local procurement support from CPT, we couldn’t be happier to see our relationship evolve.  Partnering with CPT combines the best of each organization for the benefit of our customers,” said PrimeSource CEO, Tom Koos.  The combination expands PrimeSource’s capabilities in Asia and shortens the distance between our customers and the sources of the products we provide.”

The partnership leverages PrimeSource’s worldwide sourcing and supply chain capabilities and CPT’s mill relationships and familiarity with Asian cultures, regulations and business practices.

“PrimeSource has been a valued customer for many years.  This partnership expands our commitment to one another and to all PrimeSource customers,” said CPT Chairman, Gorge Lu.  “PrimeSource is the global leader in construction fastening solutions.  We are very pleased to partner with such an organization and to become a more integrated part of their business.”

CPG will manage procurement services in Taiwan, China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

 About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

PrimeSource is the leading domestic wholesale distributor of fastening solutions and building materials, serving residential and commercial new-construction and remodeling markets. Home to the Grip-Rite®, GRX® and Pro-Twist® brands, PrimeSource leverages world-wide supply chain capabilities and 34 distribution centers throughout the United States to source and distribute building construction products, including: nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.

Media Contact:

Jeff Harvey, General Counsel
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
972-999-8508
Harveyj@primesourcebp.com

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Fastener Week II: the Pro-Twist

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PrimeSource Building Products’ Pro-Twist construction fasteners offer a wide range of solutions and a big brand promise — consistent quality and performance – every screw, every box, every project.

Each Pro-Twist fastener is manufactured with a higher-than-normal 1022 carbon content for sharper, stronger points, and incorporates a unique thread design that improves penetration speed. Pro-Twist fasteners undergo three separate quality control tests for consistency, penetration, and speed in accordance with ICBO ES standards.

The Pro-Twist family of products is one of several participants in HBSDealer’s Fastener Week II, running through Oct. 12. The HBSDealer Daily Newsletter will feature a new concept, theme or trend from the fastener industry each day this week.

PrimeSource Receives Patent on Premium Grip-Rite ® ShingleLayment

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Tough Roof Deck Protection Features Patented Design
that Aesthetically Displays Shingled Roof Pattern During Construction
Irving, TX (September, 2018) — PrimeSource Building Products, recently was awarded a US
Patent for its innovative design of a synthetic underlayment called ShingleLayment®
, the only
synthetic underlayment in the market designed to protect your roof and look like a shingled
rooftop during construction.
“Homeowners don’t want to be looking out at a sea of blue tarps or product logos covering
unfinished roofs during a construction project,” said Peter Barrego, VP of Global Sourcing. “We
decided to create an effective synthetic underlayment that also looks good.”
Synthetic underlayments, Barrego, said, have quickly become industry standard, replacing
petroleum-laden asphalt roofing felt, known commonly as tar paper. But all featured unsightly
designs featuring brand logos or bright colors. ShingleLayment®
is available in an exclusive
patented shingle print pattern, making it the only AC 188 listed underlayment that gives the
appearance of a finished roof while a home is under construction or under repair.
In addition to improving the look of a project provides immediate roof deck protection and a
long-lasting secondary water-shedding layer ShingleLayment®
is made of tough UV-treated
woven polypropylene and has a high tensile strength that resists wind blow off and can resist
the sun’s harmful rays for up to 180 days. Combine these features with a non-skid walking
surface and you have the ultimate roofing underlayment.
“PrimeSource is always looking for innovative products to add to our portfolio,” said Building
Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We know we are a key supplier and we want to
respond to our customers’ needs and give them innovative choices.”
ShingleLayment®
is available in three weight classes:
1. lightweight ShingleLayment® LWE;
2. mid-weight ShingleLayment-15 Pro;
3. and our heavy-weight ShingleLayment® Premium.
All ShingleLayment®
styles are third-party tested to ICC AC 188, Florida Statewide Building Code
and are backed by PrimeSource’s limited warranty.

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
PrimeSource Building Products has 34 distributions centers across the U.S. and over 1,800
employees. PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials, serving residential,
commercial, and industrial projects. Core products distributed include our nationally
recognized, Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands. These brands include nails, screws, collated
fasteners, tools, compressors and accessories, residential and commercial roofing products,
diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection (covers, adhesives
and caulks), contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories, rebar and concrete
accessories, fencing and wire, and more. For more information, please visit us at www.PrimeSourceBP.com.

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Media Contact:
Jeff Harvey, VP of Marketing
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
972-999-8508
Harveyj@primesourcebp.com

PrimeSource Building Products’ Salt Lake City Facility Makes Their Move to a Larger Location

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DALLAS 4/16/2018 – PrimeSource Building Products continues its focus on serving their customer’s needs by relocating to a larger facility. The new facility is located just eight miles away. The move brings a larger facility, expanding it square foot from 55,000 to 107,000. They have three acres, have increased the number of racking bin locations from 2,000 to 3,000 and they have increased the amount of doors from four to 23.
PrimeSource Building Products started planning this relocation about one year ago. They saw potential and opportunity in the market and knew it was time to expand. The investment in expanding and adding more and different product lines offer better solutions to their customers by providing more products and allows the company to provide faster service.
Aaron Knight, DC Manager, said “the new offices were completed by the end of March and then came the fun of moving the 225 truckloads of inventory, racking and miscellaneous office items into the new building.” By April 16th, they were settled in and haven’t looked back. Knight said that “employee morale and excitement has also increased with this move.”
This facility currently delivers products on four trailers covering 8,000 miles with 130 customer stops each week. The area consists of all of Utah, most of Idaho, Western Wyoming and Northeast Nevada. The drives aren’t bad either, with geography ranging from snowcapped mountains to high desert plains and national parks in between.
There will be a small grand opening at the new location in mid-July to celebrate all that has been and the great things to come. DC-43 has accomplished a steady sales growth over previous years and is on pace to perform over their budgeted numbers for 2018.
About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. PrimeSource Building Products has 34 distributions centers across the U.S. and over 1,800 employees. PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials, serving residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Core products distributed include our nationally-recognized, Grip-Rite® and ProTwist® brands. These brands include nails, screws, collated fasteners, tools, compressors and accessories, residential and commercial roofing products, diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection (covers, adhesives and caulks), contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories, rebar and concrete accessories, fencing and wire, and more. For more information, please visit us at www.PrimeSourceBP.com.

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Media Contact
Jeffrey M. Harvey
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
972-999-8508
harveyj@primesourcebp.com

PrimeSource Names Tom Koos its new President and CEO

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Consumer brands and global sourcing and distribution veteran joins building products distribution leader.

 

Irving, Texas, April 17, 2018 — PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., international distributor of building products for residential, commercial and industrial applications, today announced the appointment of Tom Koos as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tom to PrimeSource,” said Brandon Crawley, Interim CEO and Principal with Platinum Equity. “His more than 25 years of global supply, distribution and consumer brand experience will lead PrimeSource to a new level of excellence in distribution services and expand the reach of our industry leading Grip-Rite, Pro-Twist and other product brands.”

Koos was formerly CEO of Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of outdoor gas, charcoal and electric grills and accessories. At Weber, he was the company’s strategic and global operations leader. He developed and implemented consumer marketing programs, revitalized R&D and new product development, and expanded the company’s global footprint. Prior to Weber, he was President and CEO of Jacuzzi Brands Corp.

Koos built a long track record of success in the consumer durable products industry working for top brands including Black & Decker where he served as Group President for Consumer Products Worldwide, and Newell Rubbermaid, where he held the posts of President of Goody Products and President of BernzOmatic.

“PrimeSource provides the building industry’s premier customer experience with the highest value products, brands and services,” said Koos. I am honored to join PrimeSource’s legacy of service, operational excellence, customer loyalty and industry-preferred building products brands. Together with PrimeSource’s team members, customers, suppliers and financial partners, I look forward to reaching new levels of performance, growth and innovation.”

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. With 34 distribution centers throughout the US and more than 1,100 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the nationally known Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information, please visit www.primesourcebp.com , www.griprite.com, www.pro-twist.com

Media Contact:
Jeffrey M. Harvey
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
Harveyj@primesourcebp.com