BMD Announces Simpson Strong-Tie Distribution in Southern California

For Release June 25, 2012

Galt, Calif. (June 25, 2012)- Building Material Distributors, Inc. [BMD] is proud to announce that they are now an authorized source of Simpson Strong-Tie products in Southern California. The extended distribution area builds on BMD's long-standing partnership with Simpson. BMD became the first Simpson Strong-Tie Distributor in 1952, and previously served the Northern California market. This expanded distribution area allows Southern California dealers another option in purchasing Simpson while utilizing BMD's value-added services such as merchandising, in-house marketing solutions, and technical expertise.

"BMD has a depth of Simpson Strong-Tie and marketplace knowledge that spans over 60 years," stated Jeff Gore, President & CEO of BMD. "We are excited about providing our newly expanded partner channel with the expertise and services that dealers need to offer best in class Simpson Strong-Tie products to their customers."

"Congratulations to everyone at BMD for providing 60 years of sales and service to your customers, we are very proud of our long term partnership and look forward to continued business opportunities and success for many years to come," said Karen Colonias, President & CEO of Simpson Manufacturing Co.

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

For more than 50 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products, and value-engineered solutions. Its extensive offering of connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, anchors and lateral-force resisting systems are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed by providing exceptional products, full-service engineering and field support, product testing and training. For more information, visit the company's website at www.strongtie.com.

About BMD, Inc.

Established in 1943, Building Material Distributors, Inc. [BMD] is a wholesale distributor of building materials, focusing on the Western United States. BMD supplies quality products to independent lumberyards, regional building material dealers, window and door specialty retailers, hardware retailers and home centers. Employee owned, BMD is head-quartered on a company-owned 22 acre site in Galt, CA with distribution centers in Stockton, CA; Riverside, CA; Eureka CA; Visalia, Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque, NM.

Contact:

BMD: Jared Abelson, Marketing Manager (800) 356-3001
For more information about BMD please visit www.bmdusa.com