Fortress Building Products entered an exclusive distribution agreement with longtime partner International Wood Products (IWP), an independent building material distributor. IWP will extend its current line-up of Fortress offerings to deliver decking, railing, fencing, framing, lighting, fasteners, cladding, and pergola options to the California and northern Nevada markets. According to the companies, the move will enhance IWP’s inventory position, providing dealers with the opportunity to purchase the entire outdoor living equation from a one solution provider.
“Working with Fortress Building Products is a true partnership and they have more than demonstrated their commitment to IWP’s success,” Josh Hamilton, president of IWP, said in a news release. “We are confident that stocking the Fortress Total Solution will provide immediate and tremendous value to our dealers throughout California and northern Nevada.”
Prior to the expansion of offerings, IWP distributed Fortress’ Evolution steel deck framing system, Apex capped bamboo-PVC composite decking, and select steel and aluminum railing product lines.
“Partnering with IWP to extend our Total Solution of outdoor building products throughout the California and north Nevada markets was an easy decision—their reputation of impeccable dealer service speaks for itself,” Jeff Schulz, vice president of channel sales at Fortress Building Products, said. “IWP and Fortress Building Products have a shared commitment to taking a people-first approach to business and providing our customers with solution-driven products. This shared commitment is why we’re confident and excited to step into this next phase of growth together.”
IWP supports its dealer networks in California and northern Nevada with a fleet of company-owned trucks and centrally-located distribution centers, according to the company.
Texas-based Fortress Building Products is a building materials supplier and manufacturer for the residential, multifamily, and commercial industries. The Fortress family of brands includes Fortress Railing Products, Fortress Fence Products, OZCO Building Products, Fortress Deck, and Fortress Framing.