Guardian Building Products

Guardian Building Products Announces Opening of Kansas City Distribution Center

Greenville, SC – August 29, 2016 – Guardian Building Products (GBP) announces the opening of its new distribution center at 41 Osage Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. The larger, more efficient center replaces GBP’s existing Kansas City facility. The new location, with an approximate 200-mile service radius, will serve customers to the northern Missouri and Kansas borders; as farwest as Wichita, Kan.; east to Columbia, Mo.; and south to Fort Scott, Mo.

At 70,000 square feet, the new center has double the inside storage capacity of the existing facility and outdoor storage has tripled with more than three acres of available space.

“This is much more than a branch move. We’re investing in our facility, our people and our stock to make a bigger impact on the region,” said Gary McDougal, GBP Regional Vice President –Southeast. “With this product expansion we hope to serve the needs of new customers in the Kansas City area.”

Products available through the Kansas City facility will include roofing products and accessories, insulation products, gypsum products, siding products and decking products. Doors and many millwork products will be assembled onsite. Key suppliers stocked on site include will includeTherma-Tru Doors, TAMKO roofing and accessories, CertainTeed roofing and accessories, Vytec vinyl siding, KWP engineered wood siding, Allura fiber cement siding, CertaTrim PVC trim, Knauf Insulation, Fiberon composite and PVC decking and more.

The new center also includes a complete reset of the current door and millwork production shop. Investments in equipment and improvements in machinery will greatly improve efficiency within the shop as well as door production capacity. As a result, the number of millwork products assembled will increase significantly.

“We have worked tirelessly to ensure our new facility, support equipment and the SKUs wehave available match the high level of service our team is able to provide,” said David Fields,Branch Manager. “We are nearly doubling the number of products available to our customers inthis region.”

Current Kansas City employees, including warehouse staff, millwork operations staff and customer service, will make the move with the branch. New production roles for the door and millwork shop as well as CDL drivers will be added after the move.

As of September 6, all incoming and outgoing deliveries and customer pickups will be serviced out of the new Kansas City facility.

To contact the Kansas City distribution center, call (800) 274-3111. To learn more about Guardian Building Products, visit www.guardianbp.com.

About Guardian Building Products:

Guardian Building Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp., is a leading two-step distributor of exterior building products. Through its network of distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States, as well as an established direct-from manufacturer business model, Guardian Building Products serves pro dealers in the lumber and building materials industry.

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian Industries Corp. is a privately held, diversified, global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Guardian family of companies employs 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with a vision to create value for its customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. www.guardian.com.

Contact:

Sara Eller

864-281-3687

saraeller@guardianbp.com