Cox Industries and iLevel Collaborate to Offer Treated Wood Products
iLevel now distributing Cox fire- and preservative-treated building materials in Eastern U.S.; Companies teaming up on continuing education for building professionals
Orangeburg, S.C., July 12, 2011 – Cox Industries and iLevel by Weyerhaeuser have joined efforts to expand distribution of Cox fire- and preservative-treated lumber, plywood and columns in select Atlantic states under the Cox D-Blaze® and Ecolife™ brands. When used properly, Cox D-Blaze® fire-retardant treated lumber and plywood can help control the spread of flames and smoke, and Ecolife™ by Cox can help protect wood against fungal decay, termite damage and weathering. Specific Cox products available through iLevel vary by market, and are distributed through iLevel’s Richmond, Charlotte and Jacksonville distribution centers. Cox Industries is a leading manufacturer of treated wood products, based in South Carolina, and iLevel is one of the nation’s largest building material distributors with 30 facilities across the country. www.ilevel.com, www.coxwood.com
In addition to creating new distribution avenues for Cox’s wide breadth of outdoor building materials and fire-retardant lumber, the companies will work together on marketing and sales promotion activities, including leveraging the extensive continuing education sales program created by Cox in 2008. This series of events delivers both product and building practice curriculum to designers, code officials and builders – resulting in more than 15,000 continuing education credits in 2010.
“This collaboration is about more than moving products to market; it’s about delivering quality products and services in innovative and socially responsible ways,” said R. Michael Johnson, CEO of Cox Industries. “We could not have found a better company to team-up with than Weyerhaeuser, which was recently named the world’s most admired forest and paper products company by Fortune magazine.”
“Cox treated-wood products are a logical addition to the full-line of building materials iLevel distributes,” said Jim Warnke, East Division General Manager for iLevel Distribution. “We’re focused on meeting our customers’ needs with a strong base of quality products and services, and Cox is one of the most recognized and trusted brands in treated materials.”
“With over 165 years of combined experience in the lumber products industry, both Cox and Weyerhaeuser are determined to deliver a level of customer support and product diversity unequaled in the industry,” added Johnson. “By working together, we aim to provide increased value to LBM dealers throughout the eastern U.S. by enhancing rapid order fulfillment with an impressive array of products.”
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About iLevel by Weyerhaeuser
iLevel by Weyerhaeuser provides the building industry’s most comprehensive and innovative collection of structural framing products, technical support and software for homes, multi-family and light construction. It is a leader in developing ways to help builders and dealers improve quality, reduce costs and streamline construction. iLevel’s Trus Joist®brand celebrates 50 years of engineered wood product innovation, building on a legacy started in 1960. All of the engineered wood products and specialty dimension lumber iLevel manufactures are SFI®certified. iLevel is the world’s largest engineered lumber products distributor. iLevel continues to grow on 90 years of building products distribution experience, offering both iLevel and third-party products through an extensive network of company-owned and independent distribution facilities. www.ilevel.com.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2010, we employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $6.6 billion in sales in 2010. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.
About Cox Industries
Since 1954, Cox Industries has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of treated outdoor wood products for the residential, commercial, industrial and utility markets. Headquartered in Orangeburg, SC, this family-owned and operated company produces a variety of quality wood products—from decks, fences and framing to utility poles, docks, retaining walls and other specialty items. Included on the SC list of the 100 largest privately held companies for 2010, Cox operates 12 manufacturing facilities and 5 distribution yards and employs more than 300 people in 10 states. Cox brand-name products are distributed via select building supply dealers, specialty distributors, and utility companies throughout the eastern United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.coxwood.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/coxwood.
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