BuildDirect Awarded for Exporting Excellence

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Leading edge building supplies company continues to expand around the world.

The new distribution channel we've developed is revolutionizing the building supplies industry. The growth we've achieved so far is really just the beginning.

BuildDirect has been named as one of the winners of the prestigious British Columbia Export Awards. The company was recognized as one of the top 24 exporters in B.C. and the top exporter in the Professional and Services category. The winners were announced at a gala luncheon ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Co-hosted by Canadian Manufactures & Exporters and the Ministry of Economic Development, the luncheon was attended by a wide cross section of British Columbia's business community.

"These awards demonstrate that British Columbia continues to be a global leader in trade and export," said Colin Hansen, Minister of Economic Development. "B.C.'s exporters will play a large role in our government's Pacific Leadership Agenda by continuing to strengthen both our economy and our relationships with partners in Asia Pacific and all over the world."

Using their proprietary shipping and logistics software, BuildDirect provides high-quality building supplies to customers around the world. Their current product lines of building supplies include flooring, roofing, countertops and decking. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has quickly become the world's largest online wholesaler of building supplies.

"This award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide top-quality building supplies and customer services worldwide," said Rob Banks, executive vice president and co-founder. "The new distribution channel we've developed is revolutionizing the building supplies industry. The growth we've achieved so far is really just the beginning."

BuildDirect's unique business model has allowed the company to create the most efficient distribution channel for building supplies, revolutionizing the industry - and the two friends that started it show no signs of slowing down.

About BuildDirect

Founded in 1999, BuildDirect has quickly become one of the world's leading online wholesalers of building supplies. A new global channel for volume shipments, BuildDirect is currently doing business in 60 countries on six continents. See http://www.BuildDirect.com

For more information, please contact:

David Brodie

BuildDirect, Media Relations

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