Fortress Building Products expanded its distribution partnership with R/W Specialties. As a result of the expansion, R/W Specialties will provide the Fortress Total Solution (decking, railing, fencing, framing, lighting, fasteners, cladding, and pergolas) to its customers in the Midwest.

"A longtime Fortress distributor, R/W Specialties is everything that we could ask for in a partner," said Jeff Schulz, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Fortress Building Products. "Their commitment to providing incredible dealer service has not wavered over the last 20 years, and it's why we're confident that expanding our distribution agreement with R/W Specialties is the right move. Their strong reputation and solid dealer network in the Midwest will be invaluable to Fortress during this next phase of growth."

According to the company, the move will diversify R/W Specialties’ inventory position, providing its newly acquired Missouri dealer locations the opportunity to purchase the entire backyard package from one provider. R/W Specialties recently acquired America Building Products and operates dealer locations in Festus, Jefferson City, and Clinton, Mo.

"Fortress' reputation for delivering category-leading products and their people-first approach to business makes them an ideal partner," said Marty Borquez, executive vice president of R/W Specialties. "We are excited to take this step—it will bring tremendous value to our Midwest dealers. By extending a complete arsenal of outdoor building products that can work together or stand alone, builders and contractors can meet growing project demands prior to peak building season."