BURNABY, B.C. - Rugby Architectural Building Products, Hardwoods Specialty Products and Frank Paxton Lumber will showcase a broad assortment of trending interior surfacing solutions at IWF 2018 Booth #2416, where the Burnaby, British Columbia-based firm will exhibit under its new corporate identity, HDI. 
HDI will show a diverse range of textured surface products in TFL decorative surfaces, architectural decor panels in natural and reconstituted or reclaimed veneers. Solid and acrylic surfaces complete the extensive collection of decorative materials on display. 
Following a spate of expansions and acquisitions, HDI says it has emerged as a powerhouse in the hardwood industry as North America’s largest wholesale distributor of architectural grade building products to the residential and commercial construction sectors. The company operates a North American wide network of 61 distribution centers following a series of acquisitions and expansions.

Eight new products from a variety of panel manufacturers: 

  • Echo Wood Prefinished Panels: High quality, ready to use prefinished reconstituted veneer panel available in 19 patterns. Creates custom colors and grain patterns.
  • Dragon Ply 2.0: Decorative Panels & Hardwood Plywood. New edition of Dragon Ply specifically for the U.S. Market, same consistent quality.
  • Staron: 100% acrylic solid surface. 14 new colors in the 2019 Supreme Collection, 90 design inspired color options.
  • Tafisa: Two new EIR textures in the Sommet® Series, the true touch of wood™.
  • Arauco: Will debut its 2019-2020 Prism Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) collection.
  • Shinnoki 3.0: An updated line of ready to use prefinished wood panels. Mixmatch technique to give natural appearance of solid wood.
  • Egger: Europe’s top line of TFL is available; experience it with the new 3D texture visualization from Egger. View the new end-grain edgebanding.
  • Premiere EuroCase: Soft-touch matte acrylic with eight new UltraMatte colors.

New HDI Corporate Identity

A new corporate identity was adopted in 2018: HDI operates the trio of distinct distribution divisions: Hardwoods Specialty Products, Frank Paxton Lumber Company, and Rugby Architectural Building Products plus its HDI Import programs and the HMI sawmill in Michigan.
“A common business strategy would be to consolidate these three distribution business units into a single brand," says HDI Director of Marketing Gord Clough. "However we believe that our strength is derived as much in the differences between our brands as in the operating synergies that we share. As a result, we maintain these three distinct brands in the market and work diligently to grow each one through a combination of acquisitions, organic growth, and strategic expansion of the product categories we choose to participate in."
In addition to its North American-wide network of 61 distribution centers, HDI operates one sawmill and kiln drying operation. It's eight newest or expanded facilities include: 
  • Rugby ABP : Birmingham AL: New Acquisition located in Alabaster AL
  • Rugby ABP: Los Angeles: New Distribution Center located in Eastvale CA
  • Rugby ABP: Boston MA: A consolidation creates a new Super branch in Stoughton MA.
  • Rugby ABP: Atlanta: Acquires Atlanta Hardwoods Distribution and consolidates into Rugby ABP Atlanta 
  • Rugby ABP: Atlanta: Acquires North Georgia Hardwoods Distributed and consolidates into Rugby ABP Suwannee 
  • Hardwoods Los Angeles: New Distribution Center located in Perris CA 
  • Hardwoods Phoenix AZ: New Distribution Center 
  • Hardwoods Elkhart IN: New Distribution Center

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