Huttig Announces Made in the USA Fastener Selection
Agreement with American Fasteners Co. to support complete fastener offering
ST. LOUIS, MO, May 9, 2017 – Huttig Building Products, Inc. (Huttig), (NASDAQ: HBP), a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, is pleased to announce an agreement with American Fasteners Co. (AFC), expanding the fastener offering at Huttig.
AFC will produce collated fasteners in the Southwest United States, offered under the Huttig-Grip brand, including plastic-strip round-head framing nails as well as paper-tape metal-connector nails. This domestic production will complement Huttig’s complete fastener offering, one of the most comprehensive in the country.
“AFC is exactly the type of strategic partner we’re looking for,” said Bob Furio, Executive Vice President of the Huttig-Grip division of Huttig Building Products. “What they bring to this relationship aligns perfectly with what our customer network is demanding and allows us to respond to rapid market shifts allowing our customers to better manage their inventory.”
“The opportunity to ally ourselves with a company such as Huttig is very exciting,” said Alan Brown, President of American Fasteners. “Huttig’s tradition dates back to 1885 and we share their passion for high quality products and a ‘love for building.’ The Made in the USA program will make lead times and pricing more predictable, while supporting manufacturing jobs here at home.”
The AFC partnership is the result of Huttig’s effort to secure more brands and broaden national offerings to enhance Huttig’s role as the preferred distributor for millwork, building materials and fasteners.
Huttig, currently in its 132nd year of business, is one of the largest domestic distributors of millwork, building materials and wood products used principally in new residential construction and in home improvement, remodeling and repair work. Huttig distributes its products through 27 distribution centers serving 41 states. Huttig’s wholesale distribution centers sell principally to building materials dealers, national buying groups, home centers and industrial users, including makers of manufactured homes.
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