Guardian Building Products

Guardian Building Products Consolidates Joplin Distribution Centers

Customers will enjoy expanded service and product options

Greenville, S.C. – December 22, 2016 – Guardian Building Products (GBP) announces theconsolidation of its current Joplin, Mo. facility into the recently acquired Hawkeye Building Distributors facility in Joplin, Mo. located at 1065 Outer Road. The distribution facility, with anapproximate 200-mile service radius, will serve all customers, reaching west to Tulsa, Okla.;east to St. Louis, Mo.; south to Fort Smith, Ark.; and north to meet GBP’s Kansas City distribution center service area.

At 48,000 square feet, the new center has more than double the inside storage capacity of the existing GBP facility. A significant remodel of the facility, including replacing all warehouse lighting and updating the office space, is currently underway. Significant improvements are also being made to the outdoor storage area – when complete, nearly three acres will be available for outdoor storage.

In addition to improving coverage to all existing customers, the new facility will triple GBP’s current SKU count. Combining resources also increases the delivery equipment available. Delivery schedules have been reorganized so that every customer in the coverage area can receive delivery two times per week.

“We have worked diligently to ensure a seamless transition between these two Joplin facilities,” said Joplin Branch Manager David Fields. “Our larger space increases our service and product depth for our customers. We look forward to responding with ‘yes’ when they ask for a new item.”

Products available through the newly combined Joplin facility will include roofing products and accessories, insulation products, gypsum products, siding products, decking products and much more. New key suppliers stocked on site include CertainTeed roofing, R.M. Lucas roof coatings, Genovations® PVC Decking, Atlas® Insulated Sheathing, DOW® Styrofoam™ Board, Exterior Portfolio® traditional and insulated vinyl siding, PlyGem® Mira Series doors & windows, Viwintech vinyl windows, Royal® Building Products vinyl mounting blocks, and AFCO aluminum and fiberglass columns.

By month’s end, all employees from both Joplin facilities will be on-site at the Outer Road location, which will be fully renovated and handling all incoming and outgoing deliveries and customer pickups. To contact the Joplin distribution center, call (800) 432-4830. To learn more about GuardianBuilding Products, visit www.guardianbp.com

About Guardian Building Products:

Guardian Building Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp., is aleading 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 andbuilding 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