Building Material Distributors, Inc. and Strong-Tie expand distribution agreement.

For Release November 26, 2007

Galt, CA (November 26, 2007) -Building Material Distributors, Inc (BMD, Inc.) announced that their distribution areas of Simpson Strong Tie products has recently expanded. BMD's new Simpson Strong-Tie markets include Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. These areas join BMD's core distribution area of California and Nevada.

"BMD has been an integral part of Simpson's success. Due to BMD's commitment and dedication, we recently expanded our partnership. We look forward to continued success with BMD, says Dave Simpkins of Simpson Strong-Tie.

The extended distribution builds on BMD's partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie. BMD became the first Simpson Strong-Tie Distributor in 1952.

"BMD is committed to providing the highest quality products to our customers. As we reach new markets, BMD is proud to bring our core partners with us", says Garry Tabor, President & CEO of BMD. "Simpson is part of BMD's legacy."

About Simpson Strong-Tie

The Simpson Family began in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1914. By the mid-1950s the Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc was launched. Today they are the leading structural connector manufacturer in the United States and Europe.

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, CA; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM; Grand Junction, CO; Garland, TX; and Spokane, WA.