Universal Forest Products Becomes McTech Distributor

Universal bolsters concrete forming products lineup by adding load transfer, curing blankets and surface protection to offering.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI), the nation's leading manufacturer and distributor of treated wood products, announced the company's Eastern Division has entered into an agreement with McTech Group, Inc. of Loganville, Ga., to become the exclusive national distributor of load transfer, curing blankets and surface protection products.

McTech Group, Inc. is a leading innovator of high-performance concrete forming and curing products, including the recently patented UltraCure line of concrete wet curing blankets.

"We are excited to have teamed up with such a well-known company like Universal Forest Products", said Michael Carroll, Executive Vice President of McTech Group, Inc. "Universal brings a strong, national presence in concrete forming products and an exceptional understanding of what it takes to distribute those products in commercial and industrial environments."

Universal will distribute McTech products from more than 30 of its facilities nationwide. With this agreement, Universal adds forming and load transfer, wet curing, and slab and flooring protection to its growing concrete forming accessory lineup.

"We continue to see strong growth in our concrete forming business, which launched in 2007. And adding innovative products like the patented UltraCure wet curing blankets by McTech further enhances and diversifies our broad lineup of concrete forming-related products", said J.F. Granger, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Universal Forest Products. "This makes choosing Universal Forest Products as the supplier of choice that much easier."

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