Norandex Adding New Locations

August 27, 2008
Norandex Building Materials Distribution opened two new branches in Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas, hard on the heels of acquiring two new stores in the Baton Rouge, La., region, according to a recent report in Industrial Distribution. “We are in the midst of one of the biggest strategic growth initiatives this company has ever undertaken,” Brian Chambers, president and CEO, told the publication. “Late last year, we devised a growth plan that includes a focus on extending our customer base by helping them be more successful in the market, enhancing our product offering, and expanding our market coverage. This year, we have been very active on all three fronts, and the addition of branches in Portland and Austin gives us a presence in two very important markets.” Norandex distributes a variety of exterior products, including window and door lines manufactured by Crestline, Pella, Simonton, Silver Line, Therma-Tru and Velux. Based in Hudson, Ohio, it currently operates more than 150 branches nationwide.