Guardian Building Products announces new distribution facility in Belcamp, Maryland

Date: 4 February 2016

Guardian Building Products (GBP) announces the opening of its newest building products distribution center, now serving Belcamp, Maryland and its surrounding metros.

Located just 30 minutes northeast of downtown Baltimore, the service footprint extends 150 miles allowing additional service into southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and northern Virginia.

The center boasts 50,000 square feet under roof with an additional 60,000 square feet of outdoor storage.

The facility is also fully equipped with a new racking system, effectively doubling space on the ground with over 1,200 pallet racks.

The move also allows GBP to nearly triple its product offering to customers.

The product offering includes many products from the following brands: GAF® roofing, TAMKO® roofing, Fiberon® Decking, Knauf Insulation, Color Guard® railings, Plygem vinyl sidings, OX insulated sheathings, USG™ gypsum products, Palram PVC trim, Amerimax™ Aluminum, Lomanco® ventilation products, Glasteel® fiberglass reinforced panels, and 25 other name brand vendors.

“We have long-term plans to develop a continuous service footprint along the Atlantic coastline. The Belcamp facility is one of GBP’s six Atlantic coastal, full-service, two-step distribution operations, which run from Cordele, Georgia to Waterville, Maine,” said Regional Vice President Jim Becker. “We are happy to bring additional jobs to the Belcamp area and to be part of the Greater Baltimore business community.”

The new facility comes as a result of an extensive geographic market review and real estate realignment project whereby Guardian Building Products surveyed its customers and aligned its facilities to match customer needs.

"We are selecting facilities capable of supporting our growth strategy and vision of being the industry's leading two-step distributor of roofing and exterior building products," said President and CEO Tom Highley.

“The new facility allows us to capitalize on new local opportunities and create value for our current customers, because of our new location, optimized facility setup and expansive depth and breadth of product availability,” said Belcamp Branch Manager Chris Wolfe. “Our new delivery schedule will enable us to reach customers at least two times a week.”

As of January 4, all incoming and outgoing deliveries and customer pickups are being handled at the new Belcamp facility.

Guardian Building Products

Belcamp Facility

4601 Richlynn Drive

Belcamp, MD 25428

(667) 228-5100

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 more than 30 stocking 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. Learn more about Guardian Building Products at www.guardian-distribution.com.

About Guardian Industries Corp.:

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Through its research and development centers (Science & Technology Center for glass and Advanced Development Center for automotive), Guardian is at the forefront of innovation. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Visit www.guardian.com.

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