San Diego, CA – September 7, 2017 – Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) reported today that the Company’s subsidiary, Wood Protection Technologies, Inc., (WPT) has surpassed 400 stores in ramping up the distribution of its Eco D-fence™ treated fence pickets. WPT is executing a national distribution agreement through one of the Nation’s largest home center chains with the Industry’s largest producer of wood fencing.
WPT entered into the Company’s first national distribution agreement in March, received the first round of orders in April and then grew rapidly thereafter. As expected, sales slowed in July/August as the distribution network absorbed the original shipments but there have since been replenishment orders. Then on August 31st WPT announced that it was awarded an additional distribution region in the southeast.
“Breaching the 400 store mark is an important milestone in executing this contract, especially since that is before commencement of shipments into the new region. We are already substantially ahead of plan and with the addition of the new distribution center, we expect a strong fall and into winter. Production is underway and coincidentally is being reevaluated given the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma,” said WPT’s President and CEO, Tom Comery. “Wind events wreak havoc on wood fencing and we expect Hurricane Irma to drive demand even further given our distribution throughout those affected areas.”
WPT goes to market through licensed applicators which in this case is a major sawmill. D-Fence™ is an environmentally friendly wood fencing treatment that combines WPT’s patent pending, Wood Surface Film Concentrate™ chemistry that protects wood from mold, termites and fungal decay with a proprietary, fade resistant stain formulation.
The Company’s chemistry serves multiple end use wood markets and fencing alone is roughly a $1.5 billion segment.
About Eco Building Products, Inc.
Eco Building Products, Inc. (Eco) is a manufacturer of proprietary, environmentally conscientious chemistry utilizing patent pending ECOB WoodSurfaceFilm™ and FRC™ technology (Fire Retardant Coating). Eco’s products protect against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungal-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites. Eco is headquartered in San Diego, CA and goes to market through licensed Affiliates nationwide.
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