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Chemcraft, a brand of AkzoNobel, has announced a distribution agreement with Rugby Architectural Building Products throughout its network of North American distributors. Chemcraft develops and manufactures innovative wood coatings with a focus on sustainability.
Rugby Architectural Building Products is based in Concord, N.H., and has 13 distribution centers that cover 25 states. They currently distribute a full line of interior architectural building materials that serve a variety of manufacturing segments, including cabinet, casework, commercial millwork and store fixture manufacturers, countertop fabricators, office, residential and contract furniture manufacturers, and other specialty industries.
“Over a year ago, we identified Industrial Wood Coatings as a key product category for growth,” said Drew Dickson, Rugby’s chief operating officer. “It was essential to partner with one of the top brands. AkzoNobel’s Chemcraft brand delivers exactly that with products, technology and support that is second to none in the industry. A perfect fit for us in the Atlanta market.”
Dickinson added, “We are expecting Chemcraft to help complete the already broad product offering that is available from our Atlanta Distribution Center. With the addition of Chemcraft, we can truly supply the cabinet manufacturers with all of their needs from start to finish. We are very pleased to be part of the Chemcraft distribution team.”
Starting Feb. 20, 2012, Rugby will begin to distribute the AkzoNobel Chemcraft brand line of products from its Atlanta distribution center.