Bethlehem, Pa. – (July 28, 2016) – Kunzwood, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, and Better Header, manufacturer of high strength steel and wood composite flitch plate beams, announce an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of Better Header products to pro lumber dealers and component manufacturers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

“Over the past years doing business with Kunzwood and others, we have found their quality and on time delivery to be far better than their competitors. By combining our products and services, along with theirs, we can provide pro lumber dealers, more efficient service for their contractors and customers,” states Peter N. Guttieri, President of Better Header, Inc.  .

“Our customers have expressed a need for a carpenter-friendly beam and header products for applications that exceed the capacity of traditional wood beams,” says Todd Lindsey, President of Kunzwood.  “We’re excited to marry our high-performance design and logistical service platform with Better Header, the premier steel flitch plate beam producer in the industry,”

The Better Header Company was incorporated in New York in 2015.   The company has over 50 years’ experience in the custom steel fabrication business, and manufactures custom engineered Pre-fabricated Sandwich Plate system beams (Flitch Plates).  Cut to exact length and assembled flush with Grade 5 hardware, therefore, framing out for wallboard applications is not required. An emphasis on customer service and speedy production times, Better Header offers a full line of custom products.  For more information please visit our company website at

Kunzwood incorporated in Pennsylvania in 2015.  The company distributes structural floor and roof systems to the professional contractor trade through a network of retail lumber yards and truss manufacturers.  More can be learned from the company website at

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