BlueLinx Minneapolis to distribute Versatex

February 15, 2018 LBM Journal

PITTSBURGH —Versatex Building Products has expanded its base of wholesale distributors by naming BlueLinx Minneapolis its latest full-line distributor.

The BlueLinx parent organization sells a comprehensive range of building projects through a network of more than 40 warehouses and 50 reload facilities nationwide. Its Minneapolis location is the second BlueLinx outlet to be designated a Versatex distributor. It joins the Charleston, S.C., BlueLinx operation, which Versatex recently honored as its 2017 National Distributor of the Year. BlueLinx has its national headquarters in Atlanta.

“This expansion should give building-supply dealers and their contractors across the upper Midwest high confidence in product access and on-time delivery,” said Versatex Sales and Marketing VP Rick Kapres. “BlueLinx has worked hard to gain the respect of both manufacturers and end-users, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with another of their locations.

“Not only is the Twin Cities region a key territory for Versatex, but the efficient BlueLinx service platform will make life a lot easier for our customers,” he said this week. “Our aim is to smooth out the supply chain for dealers, lumber yards and home-improvement centers.”

Cory Conley, general manager at BlueLinx Minneapolis, called the new relationship an exciting development.  “We’re honored to be associated with Versatex, and we look forward to growing together in the Minneapolis market.”

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