Bethlehem, Pa. – (June 6, 2019) – Kunzwood, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, and Pinkwood, manufacturer of the patented WEBshield panel, announce a distribution agreement to regional wholesalers, pro lumber dealers and component manufacturers in New England and through the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. WEBshield panels are designed to provide code compliance for fire performance when using I-Joists in unfinished basements.
“Kunzwood and Pinkwood have been talking for a number of years about the benefits of the WEBshield panel to address unfinished floor systems using I-Joists. Early in 2019 Pinkwood received code acceptance for stand-alone WEBshield panels when attached to any SPF flanged I-Joist. Kunzwood and Pinkwood believe this new fire assembly option will change the way builders handle unprotected, unfinished basements. Pinkwood is delighted to be working with Kunzwood and believe their current product lines along with their exceptional service will accelerate the use of WEBshield panels.” states Bradley Parsons, President of Pinkwood Ltd.
“Builders have expressed a need for an affordable simple solution to address unfinished basements using I-Joists,” says Todd Lindsey, President of Kunzwood. “We believe that our pro lumber dealer and component manufacturer customers will quickly see the benefits of the WEBshield panel and in turn will provide the solution to their builder customers.”
The Pinkwood Ltd. operates a sales and engineering office in Riverton, Utah and manufacturers WEBshield panels in Calgary, Canada. PinkWood® has developed a patented assembly product to meet the code required fire performance of unfinished basements. WEBshield® protective panel can be used to bring standard SPF flanged I-joists into compliance. This is accomplished without the need for continuous proprietary coatings, foam boards, foils, papers, concrete sprays or gypsum, all of which make mechanical penetrations a hassle. WEBshield® panels come in 24” lengths and are designed to rest between the top and the bottom flange of the I-joist. Sizes ranging from 9-1/2” to 14” deep are easily obtained and attached with standard construction staples. For more information visit www.webshieldpanels.com
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 www.kunzwood.com.