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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – October 10, 2018 TAMKO Building Products, Inc. highlights the unique features of its Envision® composite decking that can provide real solutions for builders and contractors facing a skilled labor shortage. The brand is calling out these features in a newly-released chart comparing Envision to three of the other top composite deck boards on the market.

“This really highlights what we’ve been saying all along – Envision is not only a superior product in terms of beauty and appearance, but also in some of the unique features of its construction,” said Shara Gamble, director of Envision Decking sales and marketing. “Compare Envision for yourself and you’ll see its beauty goes deeper than the surface.”

Homeowner appeal 

Envision’s specially-blended colors and an enhanced warranty continue to make it a top choice among homeowners for its beauty and durability. Its unique compression-molded construction creates deep-grain patterns you can feel and bold color blends that call to mind the beauty of exotic hardwoods. Both the grain and color patterns are random, never repeating across a single board, providing a more beautiful and natural looking deck. A leading competitor’s pattern repeats up to five times on each 16-foot board. 

Envision is also the only choice of the four brands featured in the comparison chart that, in addition to its 25-year limited warranty, offers a 5-year full-start warranty period, during which labor costs are also covered.

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Rapidly growing distributor opening five new stores this fall and seven more in 2019

JOPLIN, MISSOURI – September 4, 2018 – TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is proud to announce a new agreement with Minnesota-based retail chain Fleet Farm to distribute Envision® composite decking. Fleet Farm has nearly 40 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota, and recently broke ground on its first store in South Dakota.

“Fleet Farm is a great cultural fit for us as a business,” said TAMKO’s Executive Vice President Tim Whelan. “Fleet Farm started their business in 1955 – TAMKO started in 1944. Fleet Farm’s core values are ‘Honesty, Integrity and Value’ – TAMKO’s are ‘Honesty, Integrity and Compliance.’ We already mirror and respect so much of Fleet Farm’s past, and we’re excited to see what we can achieve together in the future.”

Fleet Farm is distributing TAMKO’s Envision Inspiration® capped composite decking in the colors Tangled Twine and Weathered Wicker, and EverGrain® uncapped composite decking in the colors Cape Cod Grey and Weathered Wood. These products are available at Fleet Farm in 12- and 16-foot lengths, in both grooved and square profiles. Coordinating skirting is also available at Fleet Farm for these product profiles.

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TAMKO and the Humphreys family provided more than $3.2 million to local charities in 2017

JOPLIN, MISSOURI – July 31, 2018 TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has published its latest Community Stewardship Report reflecting its commitment to integrity and support for the communities in which it operates. The report sets forth TAMKO’s financial and volunteer investments.

“Charitable giving and supporting human dignity has been a decades-long priority for TAMKO,” said TAMKO’s President and CEO David Humphreys. “We aim to benefit the communities in which we operate in a way that reflects our vision, philosophy and values. As a result, our contributions focus especially on education, community organizations, healthcare, youth sports and veterans.”

In 2017, TAMKO and the Humphreys family, which owns and operates the company, provided more than $3.2 million in charitable donations and sponsorships. Among these, Debra and David Humphreys established the Humphreys Scholars Excellence Award with a $1 million-dollar gift to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin for academic scholarships for students majoring in math, science, technology, and teaching. Also, TAMKO donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help aid long-term recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. Additionally, TAMKO donated building materials to a Homes for Heroes project in Colorado that benefited Sergeant Kristie Ennis, a Marine Corps veteran who was seriously injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

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Envision® Decking Announces Distribution Agreement With Guardian Building Products

TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. is excited to announce a new agreement with Guardian Building Products (GBP) to distribute Envision® Decking in the eastern United States.

“As Guardian strives to expand its presence in the decking category, we look for companies who not only solve real industry problems, but also provide a complement to us culturally,” said Vendor Program Manager for GBP, Dan Parmelee. “We were fortunate to already have a great relationship with TAMKO® for roofing, so it was a natural choice to look to them when we wanted to add a new composite decking line for several of our eastern branches.”

Executive Vice President for TAMKO®, Tim Whelan said, “We have a long history of working with Guardian and we are thrilled about this recent distribution agreement which provides a new channel for TAMKO®’s Envision® decking to reach customers as we look to continue our growth and success in the composite decking market.”

Guardian will stock TAMKO® Envision® and EverGrain® composite decking lines in its Cleveland, Ohio; Waterville, Maine; Baltimore, Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina locations.

About Guardian Building Products
Guardian Building Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp., is a leading 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 and building materials industry.

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TAMKO® Introduces Envision Inspiration® Composite Lumber

Inspiration is the third offering in TAMKO®’s Envision® Collection of capped composite lumber.

TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. introduces the newest member of its Envision® Collection of capped composite lumber: Envision Inspiration®. The rare beauty of this unique decking board will be revealed to the public at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida on January 10, 2017.

Envision Inspiration® takes a que from nature with softly blended hues creating warmth and a one-of-a-kind character that is reflected in the name of its three new colors – Weathered Wicker, which incorporates a spectrum of relaxing darker browns; Tangled Twine, which captures shades of light brown; and Barnwood Plank, which balances deep gray tones.

TAMKO®’s Senior Director Decking, Brian Lowry, said, “Inspiration has softer highlights than the bold look of TAMKO®’s Envision Distinction®, but a definite two-tone color that sets it apart from the recently introduced, solid color Envision Expression® board.”

Inspiration is the third offering in TAMKO®’s Envision® Collection of capped composite lumber, which offers something for homes of every style and customers at every price point.

One look at TAMKO®’s striking Envision® Collection when installed sets it apart from the sea of same looking boards offered by the competition. The difference is TAMKO®’s exclusive compression molding process that produces deep grain wood-like textures and more random patterns of rich color, creating a matchless beauty.

According to TAMKO®’s Executive Vice President, Tim Whelan, “Inspiration is the culmination of a challenge to our Six Sigma and manufacturing organizations to design a product with incredible beauty, character and warmth, distinct from anything in the market. I believe they hit it out of the park. Inspiration is an amazing looking product, and I expect it to be an outstanding success in the market.”

With the addition of Inspiration, TAMKO® rounds out its family of capped decking boards with an array of solid, muted and bold tones designed for people who want to Envision® life on their decks.

Inspiration is available for customer orders now and will begin shipping in January.

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