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Galt, CA (March 31, 2008) — QuickBuild Collated Nails manufactured by Building Material Distributors Inc. (BMD), received an evaluation report (ESR#2422) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that QuickBuild Collated Nails meet code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize the ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving collated nail products in construction projects following the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).
ICC-ES President John Nosse explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Building Material Distributors Inc. can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Nosse said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”
ICC-ES thoroughly examined Building Material Distributors Inc. product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to ensure the product is code compliant.
“BMD is please to add the ICC certification to our broad compliment of collated fasteners” said Garry Tabor, President and CEO of BMD, Inc. “ICC Evaluation Services has long been recognized as the authoritative voice of product quality within the construction industry. I am quite proud of our BMD employee-owners who uphold the consistent quality of our products produced under the QuickBuild brand that meet these demanding specifications. This certification also provides the highest assurance to our customers and end-users that the QuickBuild brand is truly a world-class product.”
ICC-ES is the United States’ leading source of technical information on building products and building technology for code compliance. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on compliance with the major U.S. building codes, which are available at www.icc-es.org.
ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.
About Building Materials Distributors Inc.
Established in 1943, Building Material Distributors, Inc. (BMD) is a wholesale distributor of building materials, focusing on the Western United States. BMD supplies quality products to independent lumberyards, regional building material dealers, window and door specialty retailers, hardware retailers, and home centers.
Employee owned, BMD is head-quartered on a company-owned 22 acre site in Galt, CA with distribution centers in Stockton, CA; Riverside, CA; Eureka CA; Visalia, CA; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM; Grand Junction, CO; Garland, TX; and Spokane, WA. For more information about BMD, visit the website at bmdusa.com.