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.
“Fleet Farm customers are known to say, ‘If Fleet Farm doesn’t have it, I don’t need it’,” said Envision Decking Director of Sales and Marketing Shara Gamble. “We believe Envision is a product that can improve people’s lives by giving them an extraordinary space where beautiful things happen, so we knew that our products needed to be in Fleet Farm.”
Fleet Farm just opened its 38th and 39th locations in August, with new stores in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and Sioux City Iowa. The chain has been on a major expansion push since 2017, with plans to open three additional new locations by October 2018, and several locations in 2019.
Fleet Farm will hold a Grand Opening celebration for their newest location in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this Saturday, September 8, from 6:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 3165 Old Town Hall Road, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54701.
About Fleet Farm
Fleet Farm has served hardworking Midwestern families since 1955, offering a unique mix of high-quality, value-priced merchandise and services for active, outdoor, suburban and farm communities. Customers can find fishing, hunting and outdoor products, auto parts, farm and pet supplies, home improvement and household goods, clothing and footwear, toys and food, plus services like gas, car wash and auto repair. Fleet Farm has 39 stores located across the Midwest. The company’s headquarters is in Appleton, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.FleetFarm.com.
About TAMKO® Composite Lumber
From decking to railing, TAMKO’s composite lumber offerings provide homeowners with exceptional options to create a beautiful outdoor space where beautiful things happen. These offerings include Envision Distinction®, Envision Inspiration®, Envision Expression®, EverGrain®, Marquee Railing® and TAM- RAIL®. For more information, visit our website at www.EnvisionDecking.com.
Note to editors and writers – The correct capitalization of the company name is TAMKO, due to the fact that it is an acronym. The letters stand for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma – the company’s original trade area when founded in 1944. TAMKO’s trade area is now all 50 states.