Huber to Expand Exterior Sheathing Production Capacity

Originally published by: Press Release RocketMay 31, 2016

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Specialty products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC (“HEW”) announced today that the Charlotte, N.C., company will increase production capacity through a contractual manufacturing agreement with Arbec Forest Products Inc. The agreement establishes the opportunity for HEW to produce its ZIP System® sheathing at Arbec’s Quebec, Canada facility.

"We have seen a strong start to 2016 in our industry and are optimistic for continued growth in the coming years,” said HEW President Brian Carlson. “We are making arrangements to augment capacity as part of our ongoing commitment to keep pace with the growing needs of our customers for AdvanTech® and ZIP System® products.”

All specialty products manufactured under the agreement between HEW and Arbec will be stamped and sold under the HEW brand.

“In the coming months, we will collaborate with Arbec to help set processes and procedures in place to ensure the consistent quality and reliability of HEW products our customers have come to expect,” Carlson said.

Since its introduction in 2007, ZIP System® sheathing and tape has been widely adopted by many builders as a replacement for traditional sheathing and housewrap. The innovative exterior wall and roof system consists of an enhanced moisture-resistant, engineered wood panel, with a built-in, moisture-resistive barrier that eliminates the need for housewrap or felt. Completed with taped panel seams using high-performance ZIP System™ flashing tape, the system helps protect construction timelines by creating quick dry-in status and reducing risk of rework, while providing advanced moisture protection and reduced air leakage. ZIP System® wall sheathing has been named #1 in quality for two consecutive years by Builder magazine readers (1), and ZIP System sheathing and tape were most recently named “Best Energy Efficient Product” of the International Builders’ Show (2).