VISTA, Calif., July 20, 2011-- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today that it has signed agreements with Trussed, Inc. to produce patented Smart Components® exclusively with Red Shield™ protection in Southern California. Under the terms of the agreements, ECOB has licensed rights to Trussed, Inc.'s proprietary design software package, patented technology and executed a supply agreement. Smart Components are cutting edge pre-fabricated/Engineered wall components replacing shear walls for seismic movement in wood framed buildings. ECOB has embraced this technology not only for our local business but complements our off shore projects in places like Haiti.
Red Shield-protected lumber combined with seismic wall systems is another way ECOB is trying to teach the world how to build using lumber instead of concrete and brick. Smart Components assemblies are built in a quality control factory setting just like Red Shield coatings, setting them apart from all other framing and building companies. Our latest technology methods are more sustainable and cost effective in places that have housing needs. Pictures of Smart Components can be viewed at http://www.ecob.net/index.php?p=products&id=101
Smart Components are new generation Lateral Force Resisting shear wall elements. Smart pre-fabricated trussed frames and panels engineered to resist any type of lateral force applied to a building. An integration of traditional truss construction and new proprietary technology, Smart Components are manufactured using typical dimension lumber, metal connector plates and patented concentric hold-down connectors developed by Trussed, Inc. serving as a key load-transfer mechanism for the building, each Smart Component is designed to meet critical load resistance needs. Smart Components unique wall segments are customized to meet specific customer applications and provide architects and engineers with a substantial increase in design and window/door opening flexibility.
"I am extremely excited to have Eco Building Products as a licensee of our Smart Components technology. Utilizing their Red Shield-protected lumber to deploy our technology is a perfect complement to our product line," said Jerry Vulgaris, President of Trussed, Inc.
"With all the catastrophic events happening in the world, ECOB is trying to raise the bar on how we build. Not having to rely on the carpenters in the field to land nails in the right locations without splitting the studs provides ultimate protection in a seismic event," said Steve Conboy, President and CEO of Eco Building Products, Inc. "Employing factory fabricated assemblies vs. concrete and brick provides significant improvements to building stability in seismic events. We all witnessed the earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand and Japan so now is the time for change," added Conboy.
About Trussed, Inc.
Trussed, Inc. is a California-based product-development company focused on proprietary engineered solutions for structural design issues within the wood construction industry. Trussed, Inc. has developed and patented a series of lateral load-resisting products known as Smart Components®. These new products are advancing both currently available and Trussed, Inc. proprietary technologies taking standard component engineering to the next logical level - optimum value engineering – which focuses heavily on engineering the integrity of the entire structural framework of the building. By design, optimum value engineering ensures that performance, quality, safety, durability and efficiency of the framework are achievable for every structure that utilizes Smart Components. http://www.smartcomponents.us/
About Eco Building Products, Inc.
Eco Building Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of proprietary wood products treated with an eco-friendly proprietary chemistry that protects against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites with ECOB Wood Surface Film™ and FRC™ technology (Fire Retardant Coating). Eco Building Products' " Red Shield™," utilizing patent pending technology, is the ultimate in wood protection, preservation, and fire safety to building components constructed of wood; from joists, beams and paneling, to floors and ceilings.
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