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Apr 3, 2017

American Building Components is unique in that we enjoy the ability to leverage the strength and innovation that exists within our nationwide network to ensure our customers are always getting the highest-quality products at the best price. This Spring, we are excited to share some recent achievements, new offerings and programs that are being developed and enacted to ensure you and your businesses realize continued growth and success when you work with us.

I am very excited to announce that this summer, we will be launching a new online ordering tool that will simplify the way you order metal roof and wall panels, trim and accessories from ABC. This website will allow you to quote the cost of materials quickly and accurately, order exactly what you need online anytime and get on with building your business or project. Accessible using any device and built to save you time, we hope you find that this tool makes it easier for you to work with us so that you can focus on what’s most important to you—your business. To receive news and updates leading up to the launch of this tool, register online at

At ABC, we don’t believe our customers should have to sacrifice quality for price. And while new tools that simplify our processes is certainly a significant step in that direction, we are also continuing to look for efficiencies within our existing business operations and have thus recently announced some changes that make us a more streamlined, resourceful organization. Our Nicholasville, KY plant and sales office have recently moved 35 miles northeast to our nearby Frankfort, KY location, where we have also consolidated our former East Coast inside sales functions. To ensure minimal impact on our customers and their day-to-day business with us, this change did not affect the Rome, NY manufacturing operations, lead times or delivery schedules for those in the area. Additionally, ABC has closed our plant in Omaha, NE as the neighboring Mt Pleasant, IA plant and additional capacity available from our Lubbock, TX and Oklahoma City facilities provide the same products and services to those customers previously supplied out of Omaha. Proactively evaluating our business and taking responsible and ethical actions such as those listed above allows us to remain agile in volatile markets and ensure that we can continue to offer quality products and superior service at competitive prices. If you have any questions regarding the above changes, please feel free to reach out to your local ABC representative.

Additionally, to further enhance the quality of the products and services we deliver to you, we have added two colors—Burgundy and Buckskin—to our Select40 paint system offering. The addition of these two colors to our Select40 system will allow you to achieve a look previously only available with our Premium system at a more economical price. For more details and to view the complete line of Select40 colors, view the Select40/Econo20 color chart here.

I mentioned in my last update that we are continually looking for ways to support the growth of the industry by being an active participant in events and activities that drive the business forward. Last quarter, those activities included our participation in the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) conference and tradeshow where we were able to connect with our customers as an exhibitor. In addition, we sponsored the NFBA Crew Foreman of the Year Award and were also honored to be a part of two projects that received ‘NFBA Building of the Year’ designation. You can read more about the Crew Foreman of the Year award here and the Building of the Year awards here.

We’re now half-way through our 2017 financial year and very much looking forward to seeing what the second half of the year holds. We appreciate your continued support of and partnership with ABC and are eager to continue supporting your projects and businesses in as many ways as we can, but particularly in areas where we can increase the value we deliver to you. Please feel free to reach out to me or your local ABC representatives with any needs you may have at any time.