BlueLinx Holdings and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation expanded their distribution partnership. The expanded collaboration will include LP’s SmartSide Trim & Siding and LP SmartSide Expert Finish Trim & Siding in BlueLinx’s Seattle and Spokane branches in Washington. Both product lines will be sold throughout the entire distribution footprint for these two locations, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Additionally, BlueLinx will now distribute LP’s SmartSide Trim & Siding through its Gulfport, Miss., location.
“We are excited to add these brands to our specialty portfolio in the West, as well as Gulfport,” Mike Wilson, chief product management officer at BlueLinx, said in a prepared statement. “LP SmartSide continues to be a leading siding brand in the U.S. today due to its value proposition, which includes a pre-finished product that installs faster with higher yield than other alternatives. This strategic partnership aligns with our commitment to offer best-in-class specialty products to our customers, builders, and contractors.”
The expansion brings BlueLinx’s stocking footprint of LP SmartSide to fourteen locations, spanning four of LP’s regions across the United states.
“LP is enthusiastic about the expanded role of BlueLinx in the Northwest region,” Chad Larson, general sales manager for LP in the Northwest, said. “Their commitment to LP products including LP SmartSide, ExpertFinish, and Structural Solutions align with our strategic vision for the region. These synergies will ensure access to our full portfolio of products for our valued customers.”
Chad Wold, general sales manager for LP in the Southeast, said the expansion in Gulfport will provide customers “with additional options to access SmartSide and ExpertFinish.”
Marietta, Ga.-based BlueLinx distributes across 50 states to approximately 15,000 customers, including national home centers, pro dealers, cooperatives, specialty distributors, regional and local dealers, and industrial manufacturers. Nashville, Tenn.-based LP Building Solutions manufactures engineered wood building products for builders, remodelers, and homeowners.