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Thursday, September 1, 2022

FBP & IWP Enter Exclusive Distribution Partnership Ahead of 2023 Building Season

To meet continued demand for outdoor home improvement ahead of the 2023 building season, Fortress Building Products has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with longtime partner International Wood Products, LLC (IWP). An independent building material distributor, IWP will extend its current line-up of Fortress® offerings to deliver a variety of steel and aluminum outdoor building products to the California and Northern Nevada markets. 

Entering an exclusive distribution agreement with IWP is a natural next step for Fortress Building Products, a category-leader in wood-alternative outdoor living building products. IWP is a current distributor of Fortress’ revolutionary Evolution steel deck framing system and select steel and aluminum railing product lines.

“Working with Fortress Building Products is a true partnership and they have more than demonstrated their commitment to IWP’s success,” said Josh Hamilton, President of IWP. “We are confident that stocking the Fortress Total Solution will provide immediate and tremendous value to our dealers throughout California and Northern Nevada.”

“Partnering with IWP to our outdoor building products throughout the California and North Nevada markets was an easy decision—their reputation of impeccable dealer service speaks for itself,” said Jeff Schulz, Vice President, Channel Sales at Fortress Building Products. “IWP and Fortress Building Products have a shared commitment to taking a people-first approach to business and providing our customers with solution-driven products. This shared commitment is why we’re confident and excited to step into this next phase of growth together.”

Through the newly expanded partnership, IWP will exclusively stock and distribute Fortress railing, fencing, framing, lighting and pergolas throughout all of California, as well as Northern Nevada. IWP supports its dealer networks in these key regions with a fleet of company owned trucks and centrally located distribution centers for quick and efficient delivery five days a week.

“Stocking products from Fortress will give our customers a leg up on their competitors, said Phil Tachiki, General Manager of IWP’s Cloverdale, CA distribution center. “Dealers can turn to IWP for a complete arsenal of high-performance solutions that work together or stand alone. They will have increased access to a diverse portfolio of best-in-class outdoor building products that are easy to install and deliver a low environmental impact.”

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Fortress Building Products is a leading manufacturer dedicated to delivering proven performance and smarter solutions in the residential, multi-family, commercial and industrial building products industries. Based in Texas, Fortress Building Products supplies North America with forward-thinking outdoor living solutions, including steel and aluminum railing, fencing, framing and pergolas. With an excellent track record built on 50 years of innovation, Fortress® is focused on providing the best steel and aluminum products that build a stronger tomorrow for people and the planet. Sustainable, durable and socially responsible, Fortress’ category-leading solutions strengthen the way people build and live. Learn more at  


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