Company booth also to feature custom Chopper built by world-famous Orange County Choppers*
BlueLinx Corporation, America’s largest building products distributor, is offering a unique experience to attendees of PCBC, June 1-3, 2005, in San Francisco, California. In addition to featuring its innovative product and service solutions—including its Builder Connection® program—in Booth #7305, the company will also display its newest set of wheels, the BlueLinx Chopper.
Drawing from more than 60 years of experience in the building products distribution business, the employees of BlueLinx have developed the skills necessary for the company to become a leading provider of products, services and logistics solutions in the industry. More than 20 BlueLinx representatives will attend PCBC 2005 to discuss the company’s resources and capabilities.
SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDERS NATIONWIDE
In a unique effort to build strategic alliances between builders and building materials suppliers, BlueLinx established Builder Connection® to benefit both small and large builders and suppliers nationwide. Through the Builder Connection® program, BlueLinx facilitates agreements between its dealer and builder partners to buy BlueLinx-distributed products. By examining the specific needs of each builder, BlueLinx customizes each program to help builders drive cost out of their operations. As part of its commitment to Builder Connection®, BlueLinx has dedicated full-time resources, including regional and national Builder Connection® managers, to generate individualized plans for every builder that enlists in the program.
“The aim of Builder Connection®,” said Bill Schnitzer, national sales manager for BlueLinx and director of the Builder Connection® program, “is to help builders more effectively manage their organizations by offering them unique business solutions. Based on the individual needs of each builder, Builder Connection® can harness powerful resources to help them build more homes, increase margins, reduce cycle time and improve quality.”
PRODUCTS TO FIT CUSTOMERS’ NEEDS
BlueLinx’ vendor base includes more than 750 suppliers of structural and specialty building products. The company distributes more than 10,000 different products to nearly 12,000 customers in diverse end-use markets such as new home construction, repair & remodeling, industrial production, manufactured housing and non-residential construction. Some of the types of products that will be featured at PCBC 2005 include: decking & railing, engineered lumber, insulation, metal products, moulding & millwork, roofing products, as well as siding, trim and accessories.
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE BLUELINX CHOPPER
In October 2004, BlueLinx challenged Orange County Choppers (OCC) to build a custom chopper that reflects the company’s core qualities of innovation, attention to detail and speed to market. Now touring the country as part of a customer-focused 15-month tour called the BlueLinx Open Road X-perience, the BlueLinx Chopper brings excitement to every location it visits. The custom-built design includes building products distributed by BlueLinx: rebar at the rear of the frame and a strip of polished maple along the top of the gas tank. The BlueLinx Chopper will be on display at the BlueLinx booth every day during PCBC 2005.
For more information about Builder Connection® or how BlueLinx can help you grow your business, stop by Booth #7305 at PCBC or contact a sales representative at 1-800-830-7370 (Western Sales Region) or 1-800-839-2588 (Eastern Sales Region). To learn more about where the BlueLinx Chopper is headed next, visit www.OpenRoadXperience.com.
About BlueLinx Corporation
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., (NYSE: BXC) operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is the largest building products distributor in the United States. Employing more than 3,300 people in North America, BlueLinx offers 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service more than 11,700 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of more than 60 warehouses. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found online at www.BlueLinxCo.com.
*BlueLinx Corporation has not entered into any agreement with Orange County Choppers other than the construction and purchase of a custom chopper. BlueLinx has no agreement or affiliation with Discovery Communications, Inc., the Discovery Channel or Pilgrim Films and Television and will not appear on the television show American Chopper.