Wilsonart expands partnership with Rugby ABP to serve new

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wilsonarta global leader in engineered surfaces, announced today Rugby ABP (Rugby Architectural Building Products) has been appointed as the new exclusive wholesaler for Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces in the New Mexico market. The expanded partnership, effective January 1st, 2023, positions Rugby ABP as the exclusive distributor for the full range of Wilsonart® products on the market.

Rugby ABP is a full line wholesaler of specialist building products with roots dating back to 1871. Its primary business is the wholesale distribution of architectural quality non-structural and decorative building products. Its customers produce end products for various indoor environments including commercial, industrial, retail, residential and institutional markets.

“We are excited to expand our product offering in Albuquerque, NM. Rugby ABP’s local involvement in the New Mexico market continues to grow and we are pleased to offer Wilsonart products as part of our continued investment in serving customers in New Mexico,” said Drew Dickinson, President of Rugby ABP.

Rugby ABP will distribute Wilsonart products from its Albuquerque location. This location will be the exclusive source for Wilsonart products in the New Mexico market. Rugby ABP currently distributes Wilsonart products in Arizona, Texas, New York and Florida.

“Expanding the relationship between Rugby ABP and Wilsonart in this market will demonstrate our shared commitment to providing first class service and superior surface options to the industry and customers,” said Kief Mlay, director of sales, Wilsonart. “Having a single distributor with local inventory of all Wilsonart products gives customers the best options to meet their needs.”

About Wilsonart
Wilsonart, a global leader in engineered surfaces, is on a mission to create surfaces people love with service they can count on, delivered by people who care. The company manufactures and sells high pressure laminates, coordinated TFL and edgebanding, quartz, solid surfaces, epoxy and other decorative engineered surfaces for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets. Operating under the Wilsonart®arborite®Buschbrett, Durcon®KML, Laminatart®Mermaid™, New Leaf™, Polyrey®Ralph Wilson®formica®Shore™, Technistone®and Wetwall™, the company continues to redefine decorative surfaces through improved performance and award-winning designs.

About Rugby ABP
Headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire with annual sales in excess of $500 million, Rugby has 700 employees serving over 30,000 customers across the United States. Our geographic footprint spans 41 states served by 31 facilities, a fleet of over 100 trucks and a sales team of 170 knowledgeable professionals. In order to serve its diverse markets more efficiently, Rugby operates two distinct distribution channels:

The Distribution Group: 26 regional distribution centers place large, diverse stocks of material close to our customers. Product offerings vary by region but generally include TFL, hardwood plywood, bondboard, solid surface, countertop, high pressure laminate, hardwood, cabinet hardware, molding and industrial wood coatings. To meet the specialized needs of the local customer base, many locations offer value-added services including: interior and exterior door and window curtaining, post-formed countertop fabrication, laminated panels, custom hardwood molding, hardwood cutting and facing.

The Door and Window Group: 5 Door, Window and Millwork facilities offer fabrication and subassembly services for interior and exterior doors and windows. These establishments sell a wide range of accessories for the door and window market.

Sara Tatai
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