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Huber Engineered Woods expands ZIP System product availability


February 22, 2019
By Huber Engineered Woods

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Specialty products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) announced today that the Charlotte, N.C., company will increase ZIP System product availability through a contractual manufacturing agreement with Roseburg Forest Products. Under the agreement, Roseburg will produce ZIP System plywood sheathing for HEW at its softwood plywood facility in Dillard, Ore.

“We have seen a strong start to 2019 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 ZIP System products. Roseburg Forest Products is a highly regarded manufacturer with an outstanding reputation in the market, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to work together.”

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

“The partnership between Huber and Roseburg leverages the strengths of both companies to expand the availability of this innovative building system,” Roseburg’s SVP-COO Ashlee Cribb said. “Roseburg’s strong manufacturing capability and commitment to quality will help meet the growing demand for this revolutionary product. Roseburg is excited about this partnership and the opportunities it creates for both companies and their customers.”

“ZIP System sheathing produced through Roseburg will provide an even broader range of options to builders,” added Carlson. “In addition to our current offerings in varying thicknesses and lengths, this agreement will enable us to provide ZIP System sheathing on a high quality plywood substrate.”

Since its introduction in 2006, ZIP System sheathing and tape has been widely adopted by many builders and remodellers as a replacement for traditional sheathing combined with housewrap or felt. The innovative, structural wall and roof system integrates a bulk water resistant, vapor permeable barrier into an enhanced engineered wood panel. Completed with taped panel seams using high-performance ZIP System acrylic flashing tape, the system helps achieve quicker dry-in and reduces the risk of rework, while providing advanced moisture protection and reduced air leakage.