Huber Engineered Woods and Lennar Announce Agreement
CHARLOTTE, NC. (MAY 3, 2012) – Huber Engineered Woods announced today the signing of a national agreement with Lennar Corporation, one of the country's leading and best known builders. The agreement will pave the way for usage of Huber's branded specialty products including ZIP System® wall sheathing and AdvanTech® subflooring.
“Due to the quality of homes they introduce to the market, Lennar is one of the most recognized and respected homebuilders in the nation,” said Jim Denny, vice president of sales at Huber Engineered Woods. “Their selection of ZIP System wall sheathing and AdvanTech subflooring will help builders stay on schedule, protect builds from inclement weather while providing homeowners with added benefits such as energy savings with ZIP System sheathing and a strong stiff floor with AdvanTech subflooring.”
“Huber Engineered Woods is known for manufacturing high quality products that add value to their customers and to the homeowner,” said Mike Foster, director of purchasing for Lennar Corporation. “We look forward to a relationship that will allow the use of Huber products while also working to educate the homeowner on the advantages of having these products in their home.”
Among the products Lennar will use:
AdvanTech® engineered subfloor panels deliver the total performance package of strength, fastener holding, moisture resistance and quality. AdvanTech panels help eliminate floor bounce and squeaks by delivering the highest certified design bending strength in the industry combined with high surface density to keep fasteners securely in place. For moisture resistance, AdvanTech subflooring has one of the lowest water absorption rates and virtually eliminates headaches caused by edge swelling, delamination and cupping – all backed by a 300-day no-sanding guarantee. And when it comes to quality, AdvanTech subflooring has been voted #1 in quality for 11 straight years by builders.
For more information, visit www.advantechperforms.com.
The ZIP System wall sheathing with a built-in water-resistive barrier is a structural wall panel, moisture barrier and air barrier all-in-one, providing a tight building envelope and superior moisture resistance during and after the construction. The Department of Energy recognizes that air barriers help prevent air leakage in homes, which can account for 30 percent or more of a home’s heating and cooling costs. The ZIP System® tape gun is used to install both the roof and wall products with the ZIP System® tape, which provides moisture resistance for seams, valleys and ridges, can help reduce air leaks as recommended by the Seal and Insulate with the ENERGY STAR® effort, and is code recognized as window and door flashing tape when used with ZIP System® wall sheathing (ESR-2227). ZIP System panels are backed by a 30-year limited system warranty and 180 day exposure guarantee.
For more information, visit ZIP SystemWall Sheathing www.zipsystem.com.
About Lennar Corporation
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations. The Company builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides primarily mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others. Lennar's Rialto Investments segment is focused on distressed real estate asset investments, asset management and workout strategies. Previous press releases and further information about the Company may be obtained at the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website, www.lennar.com.
About Huber Engineered Woods
Huber Engineered Woods LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation, a diversified, multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources and technology-based services to markets ranging from paper and energy to construction. An innovative building solution provider for the housing market, Huber Engineered Woods offers such specialty products as AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing, as well as the new ZIP System® wall and ZIP System® roof products. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Huber Engineered Woods has manufacturing operations in Maine, Georgia, Virginia, and Oklahoma, as well as research and development facilities in Georgia. Huber Engineered Woods also serves industrial markets with products for door manufacturers and the transportation industry. For more information, visit www.huberwood.com.