GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Universal Forest Products Inc., a manufacturer of wood and wood-alternative products, on Oct. 18 announced a semiannual dividend of $0.06 per share, payable Dec. 15, to shareholders of record on Dec. 1. The dividend, approved by the Board of Directors at their Oct. 17 meeting, represents an increase over the semiannual dividend of $0.055 per share paid at this time last year. The company has increased its dividend in each of the past 13 years.

“While we’re operating in some of the most challenging times and markets in recent memory, we're maintaining our profitability and growing our opportunity, and we’re honored to share our success with those who have invested in us,” said Executive Chairman William G. Currie. “Our investors believe in the strength of our business model, our strategies and our people, and we’re pleased to pay a dividend to express our thanks for their confidence in us. We intend to make them happy with their investment.”

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