SOURCE: Huttig Building Products

May 01, 2007 10:52 ET

Huttig Building Products Announces National Distribution Agreement for Typar® Weather Protection System

ST. LOUIS, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NYSE: HBP) today announced a national agreement under which the company will distribute Typar® Weather Protection System components at all of Huttig's building products locations. Designed to guard structures from the damaging effects of moisture and air penetration, the product line includes Typar® HouseWrap, Flashings, Construction Tape and RoofWrap™ 30.

"We are excited about the opportunities presented by this agreement," said Jon P. Vrabely, President and CEO of Huttig. "Typar is a leading provider of housewrap and flashing products, and one of the industry's fastest growing brands. Weatherization is one of our best-selling building product categories. Typar products will now be offered in all the markets we serve."

The Typar Weather Protection System, backed by the security of a manufacturer's 10-year limited warranty, is developed and marketed by Fiberweb, Inc. of Old Hickory, Tennessee, a world leader in the design and manufacture of tailored non-woven fabric solutions.

"The Typar Weather Protection System is one of the best performing lines of weatherization products on the market today," said Greg Gurley, Huttig's Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. "This agreement further underscores our national commitment to providing quality branded products to Huttig's professional dealer and buying group customers."

"Fiberweb is pleased to have Typar® brand products associated with an industry leader such as Huttig Building Products whose national distribution capability will provide broader access for our products," said David Rousse, President of Fiberweb Americas. "The combination of Huttig's significant professional dealer and buying group customer base, and the industry leading performance of the Typar Weather Protection System, will provide builders and remodelers the best building envelope products conveniently located wherever they do business."

About Huttig

Huttig Building Products, Inc., currently in its 122nd year of business, is one of the largest domestic distributors of millwork, building materials and wood products used principally in new residential construction and in home improvement, remodeling and repair work. Huttig distributes its products through 38 distribution centers serving 44 states. The Company's wholesale distribution centers sell principally to building materials dealers, national buying groups, home centers and industrial users, including makers of manufactured homes.

About Fiberweb, Inc.

Fiberweb, Inc. manufactures Typar® brand housewrap, geotextiles and roofing products. Fiberweb is a $1.1 billion world leader in the design and manufacture of tailored non-woven fabric solutions. With global reach from 24 manufacturing sites in 14 countries across the globe, Fiberweb employs the widest range of non-woven production and treatment technologies to meet demanding customer requirements for service, quality and flexibility. Fiberweb specializes in the development of innovative products, both independently and in collaboration with customers.

Typar® is a registered trademark of Fiberweb, Inc.

RoofWrap™ is a trademark of Fiberweb, Inc.

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    Jeff McKenzie
    Anreder & Company
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    Huttig Building Products, Inc.

    Nikki Wildman
    Huttig Building Products
    Marketing Services Manager
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    Bob Dahl
    Fiberweb, Inc.
    Marketing Director
    Construction Products - Americas
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