Eco Building Products, Inc., announced today that it has executed an asset purchase agreement to acquire all of the operating assets of its former Affiliate, Eco Prime, LLC, located in Augusta, GA. With this acquisition, Eco Building Products more than doubles its current national coating capacity and positions its operations to penetrate the growing Southeast multi-family and single-family new home construction markets. At the same time, the acquisition locates a substantial Company capacity close to the important southern yellow pine saw mill and structural panel industry.
"This acquisition is a critical next step in executing a strategy to penetrate high demand markets while staying within a targeted distance from the indigenous saw mill, engineered wood and panel industries," said Tom Comery, President and CEO. "We know our plants need to be close to the forests and or the market, and with this acquisition we now have operations in three key areas –the Pacific Northwest, the Southeast and the Northeast." Comery went on to add that, "In just a few short weeks, we have moved to rationalize our product line and channel strategy to drive focus in execution. The best news is that we already have a solid order file at Augusta and are ramping up to produce our core suite of products."
"Tom has only been on board for 5 weeks, but he and his team have moved quickly to stabilize, focus and grow the business," said Gerry Czarnecki, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "The Board has a high level of confidence that the Company is on the right track and taking the appropriate steps to grow profitably."
About Eco Building Products, Inc.
Eco Building Products, Inc. (Eco) is a manufacturer and coater of proprietary, environmentally responsible chemistry utilizing ECOB WoodSurfaceFilmTM and FRC™ technology (Fire Retardant Coating). Eco's products protect against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites. Eco is headquartered in Vista, CA and has operations in Tacoma, WA, Fairlawn, NJ and now Augusta, GA.