QUEBEC CITY, QC – Derby Building Products, manufacturer of the Tando brand of exterior cladding products, has signed a distribution agreement with Forest Products Supply (FP Supply) locations in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Ind. FP Supply will be carrying the full line of TandoShake and TandoStone product lines, which debuted as new category-defining exterior products with natural and dramatic looks that replace traditional materials.
“We are thrilled to have FP Supply join us in making Tando products widely available to the Midwest market,” said Ralph Bruno, president, Derby Building Products. “Their experience with an extensive and diverse line of building products makes them a perfect partner for Tando as together we define new categories in shake and stone with a winning line-up.”
TandoShake offers the look of rich stained shake and a level of realism against a benchmark of real wood shakes. Professional installers recommend TandoShake to their customers who are looking for natural beauty without the upkeep associated with stained wood.
TandoStone offers natural beauty combined with ease of installation that the industry has never seen before. The texture of TandoStone is authentic down to the gritty feel, is lighter, more workable, and much easier and faster to install than traditional stone or veneers. Like TandoShake, it is impervious to moisture, making it perfect for ground contact applications.
Both Tando product lines have high levels of realism, durability and unmatched warranties with enhanced color and UV protection technologies.
“We’re excited to add Tando products to our list of options reaching from the gable to the bottom accents of a home,” says Dave Worthington, general manager of FP Supply Indianapolis and Columbus. “Tando products are being embraced by the industry because they’re not extruded, they provide a stiffer, better panel with natural looks that won’t fade.”
The product line offers additional benefits to customers in the Midwest, says Worthington, noting, “Both the shake and stone stand up to moisture,” he said. “The TandoStone also takes cold weather out of the equation because it doesn’t have the special temperature requirements of real stone—and addresses the mason shortage we’re experiencing since contractors can easily do the installation.”
To learn more about TandoShake and TandoStone, visit www.tandobp.com.
Tando represents the creation of something new and completely different in exterior cladding. An innovative product portfolio backed by the most advanced technologies in the industry. Tando takes exterior cladding to a new level by replicating the natural beauty and texture of wood and stone in a product line that promises virtually no upkeep, provides professional installers with the opportunity to create arresting mixed material finishes, all while addressing and mitigating the issues and concerns around moisture management. Tando products complement all types of siding including fiber cement, engineered wood, stucco, brick, and vinyl.
About Forest Product Supply Co./FP Supply Indianapolis & Columbus
Forest Products Supply (FP Supply) is a leading wholesale distributor of lumber and building materials in the Midwest. Their focus and mission is to be a low cost provider of building materials while also having the most diverse product mix and largest inventory in the market. Their product mix currently consists of more than 2,500 products from more than 150 vendors, ranging from general commodities to specialty products. www.fp-supply.com