Plywood Sub-Floor has water-repellent coating.

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Plytanium® DryPly(TM) plywood is suited for residential builders interested in protecting sub-floors before roof and exterior walls go up during initial stages of construction. With water-repellent coating, plywood is protected against rain- and moisture-related problems such as delamination, edge swell, and joint sanding.

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New Product Offering from Georgia-Pacific: Water-Repellent Plywood Sub-Floor

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 -- Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC announces a new solution for residential builders interested in protecting sub-floors before the roof and exterior walls go up during the initial stages of the construction process. Plytanium(R) DryPly(TM) plywood, with a water- repellent coating, helps protect against rain- and moisture-related problems during the normal construction cycle (1). For added security, Georgia-Pacific offers a 100 percent Builder Satisfaction Guarantee (2) against delamination, edge swell and joint sanding.

"Given that builders are looking for ways to protect the homes they build from the weather at every stage of the construction process, we feel they will find this product very beneficial," said Pat Lynch, vice president of sales for Georgia-Pacific wood products.

Additionally, Georgia-Pacific is giving builders an incentive to try the product for themselves through the DryPly(TM) Builder Partnership Program. The unique program is offering rebates and sales tools to builders who join the program, including literature, tent cards and jobsite signs. For more information on this program, visit

Plytanium(R) DryPly(TM) Plywood is available to professional dealers and retail lumber yards exclusively through BlueLinx Corporation (NYSE:BXC), a leading national building products distributor, and will complement the other Georgia-Pacific wood products that BlueLinx distributes.

"The joint industry knowledge and expertise shared by Georgia-Pacific and BlueLinx create a powerful partnership for marketing and distributing this value-added sub-flooring product," said Jim Herbig, vice president of commodity wood products for BlueLinx.

Plywood has long been a choice of builders for sub-floors, roofs and walls because of its stiffness and durability. Many homeowners prefer plywood because it lends itself to quieter floors and it gives them the options to change floor coverings, whether carpet, hardwood or tile.

About Georgia-Pacific

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 50,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium(R), Ply-Bead(R) and Wood I Beam(TM) offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus(R), DensGlass Gold(R) and ToughRock(R) offered by Georgia- Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern(R), Angel Soft(R), Brawny(R), Sparkle(R), Soft 'n Gentle(R), Mardi Gras(R), So-Dri(R) and Vanity Fair(R). Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie(R) brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. For more information, visit or call 800-BUILD GP.

About BlueLinx Holdings Inc.:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing more than 3,600 people in North America, BlueLinx offers 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service more than 12,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of more than 65 warehouses. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found on its Web site at

(1) Approximately four (4) weeks of normal exposure in the construction cycle
(2) See Builder Satisfaction Guarantee for complete details

CONTACT: Nicole Lipson, Senior Marketing Manager of Georgia-Pacific, +1-404-652-2119, +1-678-358-4316 (cell),; or Julie +McNeal, Ketchum Public Relations, +1-404-879-9125,, for Georgia-Pacific

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