High Point, N.Y. - AkzoNobel, manufacturer of the Chemcraft® brand of Industrial Wood Coatings, announces the addition of new Rugby Architectural Building Products locations serving New York City and the surrounding metro areas as well as Long Island and northern New Jersey. After recently beginning distribution of Chemcraft Industrial Wood Coatings in Atlanta, Georgia, Rugby is again adding new facilities to its network through the acquisition of the Long Island operations of NYI Building Products in Deer Park, NY. Rugby will combine the operations of NYI with EBS Finishing systems in Lindenhurst, NY, which they acquired in December of 2011. The operation has re-opened as Rugby Architectural Building Products.

Rugby Architectural Building Products continues to demonstrate their commitment to their employees and customers by expanding where strategy, opportunity and viable supply chain partnerships exist. “Over a year ago we identified Industrial Wood Coatings as a key product category for growth. It was essential to partner with one of the top brands. Our customers have come to expect top-notch service and quality products,” says Drew Dickinson, Rugby Chief Operating Officer. “Chemcraft delivers exactly that with products, technology and support that is second to none in the industry.

Chemcraft offers innovative industrial wood coatings with a focus on sustainability, with superior customer support and service. “We are extremely excited to welcome Rugby Architectural Building Products to our northeast distribution team, and are looking forward to continued growth for both of our businesses.” says Ray Birdsall, AkzoNobel’s Chemcraft, Business Manager. “Rugby is a great fit with our current network of knowledgeable and service oriented distributors.

Dickinson added, “We are expecting Chemcraft to help complete our already broad product offering. With the addition of Chemcraft, we can truly supply the cabinet manufacturers with all of their needs from start to finish. We are very pleased to be part of the Chemcraft Distribution Team.”

About Rugby Architectural Building Products

Rugby Architectural Building Products is a full line wholesale distributor of interior building products to the woodworking industry. Its primary business is the wholesale distribution of non-structural architectural grade interior building products sold principally to customers who manufacturer end products for the commercial, industrial, retail, residential and institutional markets. The company’s key product offerings include hardwood plywood, hardwood lumber, thermally fused melamine, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, solid surfacing, high-pressure laminates, Rugby brand sinks and faucets, and now Industrial Wood Coatings.

Headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, the company serves over 10,000 customers in the largest metro centers in the U.S. with a geographic footprint covering 25 states from 13 distribution facilities operating in Metro Boston, Metro NYC, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, Los Angeles, CA and now Deer Park, Long Island. Since establishing a full-line strategy in 2010, Rugby has completed six acquisitions and expanded its revenue base by over 45% to over $100 million in annual sales.

Call your local Rugby representative for more information on their new line of Chemcraft products and find out why with Chemcraft, a great finish is only the beginning.

Source: AkzoNobel

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