Alside kicks off 2012 on a positive note of growth and expansion

100th supply center opens in western Pennsylvania

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – January 10, 2012 – Alside, a leading manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products, announces the opening of its 100th supply center in the United States and the second location in the Pittsburgh area.

 “Instead of downsizing and cutting back during these difficult economic times, Alside is expanding and growing our business to meet our customers’ needs. Our supply centers are equipped with more exterior building products, trucks and people to better serve the area,” said Jerry Burris, president and CEO of Associated Materials, Alside’s parent company.

Both Pittsburgh-area supply centers stock a full array of professional grade exterior building products, including Alside vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding and Alside custom-made vinyl windows to meet the needs of professional contractors, remodelers and builders. The new 37,000-square-foot supply center opened January 2 at 3003 Venture Court, Export, Pa., serving the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh.

In addition to Alside-manufactured products, most Alside supply centers distribute everything from roofing shingles, entry doors, gutters, garage doors, stone, fencing and decking to weatherization products, including insulation and window and door spray foam.

“As both a manufacturer and distributor, Alside has the opportunity to partner with professional contractors, remodelers and builders creating a unique relationship that keeps us in touch with the needs of the dealer as well as the homeowner. As a result, we are able to provide our customers with the industry’s leading exterior building products, sales and installation training, in-home selling tools and marketing, as well as top-notch customer service,” Burris said.

“We have experienced tremendous growth enabling us to expand in 2011, opening new centers in Austin, Texas; Toledo, Ohio; Aurora, Ill.; and Evansville, Ind. Currently, we employ 830 people throughout our supply center organization, with 78 employees added in the last year. The second Pittsburgh location brings Alside’s national presence to 100 company-operated supply centers,” he added.


About Alside
Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Alside is a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of vinyl windows, vinyl siding and aluminum trim coil as well as aluminum and steel siding and accessories. The company’s products are marketed on a wholesale basis to more than 50,000 independent contractors through a network of 100 company-operated supply centers and select independent distributors across the United States.

For more information about Alside and its line of products, please visit them online at www.alside.com or call 800-922-6009.