Weyerhaeuser Now Distributing Versetta Stone(TM) Panelized Stone Veneer in Northeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. Markets

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Easy-to-install product offers the beauty of stone on interior or exterior walls for remodeling or new construction

Weyerhaeuser, one of the nation’s largest building material manufacturers and distributors, is now supplying Versetta Stone™ panelized stone veneer to northeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. markets. The product is a lightweight wall finishing material from Boral Stone Products, LLC, with the look of natural stone, but that installs faster and easier than traditional masonry. Weyerhaeuser distribution is through its service centers in Baltimore, Maryland, Easton, Pennsylvania, Richmond, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. http://www.woodbywy.com, http://www.masonry.owenscorning.com

“Weyerhaeuser has a strong reputation for quality and service, so is a natural choice for expanding our distribution,” said Troy Ballard, Market Development Leader for Boral Stone Products. “They’ve built strong relationships with remodelers, builders, and dealers, and have the network in place to get products to customers fast.”

“We’re continually looking for top-notch products to add to our distribution offerings,” added Roger Gilley, Product Manager for Weyerhaeuser Distribution. “Versetta Stone panelized stone veneer is one of those innovative materials that helps contractors do their jobs easier. It’s a great companion product to the siding and other finishing materials we supply.”

Versetta Stone™ is a panelized stone veneer that is made of a lightweight aggregate material and hangs like traditional siding. The panels install using an integrated nail flange, allowing contractors to achieve the look of stone without the labor of building with individual stones and mortar. The product’s molding and color application replicates natural stone, capturing even the subtle nuances found in nature.

With 90 years of experience, Weyerhaeuser is a leader in building materials distribution, serving the residential, multi-family and light commercial construction sectors from its 30 strategically located facilities. Weyerhaeuser Distribution carries Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist® branded structural framing products, along with a growing list of specialty building products, including siding and trim, insulation and housewrap, steel concrete reinforcing materials, plywood, OSB, cedar products and a range of customized regional product offerings. The company’s experienced in-market sales and service associates provide multiple distribution services to dealers of all sizes, including just-in-time delivery, mixed material loads, training, marketing support, and design services.

About Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. Our wood products business offers leading structural frame materials, software and technical support for residential, multi-family, and light commercial under the Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist® brand names, and is one of the largest building products distributors in the U.S. We manage our timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards, and all of the structural wood products we make are SFI® certified. At the end of 2010, the entire company employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries and generated $6.6 billion in sales. http://www.woodbywy.com

About Boral Stone Products, LLC
The largest cultured stone manufacturer in the U.S., Boral Stone Products is part of the Boral family of companies. Boral operates in 162 locations across North America. The U.S. operations include the country's largest brick manufacturer, the largest clay tile manufacturer, one of the largest fly ash suppliers, and the group holds a strong position in the Denver and Oklahoma construction materials markets. The 100% owned MonierLifetile (MLT) business makes Boral the largest U.S. concrete roof tile manufacturer. http://www.masonry.owenscorning.com.

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