Co-Extruded Composite Deck Board requires minimal maintenance.

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Offered in gray, cedar, and walnut, stain- and fade-resistant Latitudes Captiva(TM) integrates Strandex® technology coupled with co-extruded cap stock material. Barefoot-friendly decking material will not splinter, split, or rot and does not require any sealing, painting, or staining. Lengths of 12, 16, and 20 ft are offered in slotted and standard configurations. Latter is capped on one side and features Equator® hidden fastener for automatic, consistent alignment of deck boards.



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Latitudes Captiva(TM) Ultralow-Maintenance Composite Decking Launches at International Builders' Show



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Universal Consumer Products®, a leading supplier of composite decking and railing, introduces Latitudes Captiva(TM), an ultralow-maintenance, co-extruded composite deck board. Latitudes Captiva decking will be featured in the Latitudes booth (W2691) during the 2011 International Builders' Show, beginning Jan. 12 in Orlando, Fla.

The core of Captiva decking is made with the proven Strandex® technology employed in all Latitudes composite decking, coupled with the innovative co-extruded cap stock material found on premium Latitudes Capricorn decking. The result is a stain- and fade-resistant decking product offered in gray, cedar and walnut. With a natural-looking woodgrain pattern on one side, Latitudes Captiva balances aesthetics and value in an ultralow-maintenance composite deck board.

Latitudes Captiva decking will be will be available beginning February 2011 through Latitudes' distribution network and by special order.

"By adding Captiva to our Latitudes family of composite decking, we have one of the most diverse, attractive and user-friendly decking lineups in the industry," says John Hess, director of sales for Universal Forest Products' consumer products division.

Latitudes Captiva decking is available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths, in slotted and standard boards. Slotted boards are capped on one side and feature the patented Equator® hidden fastener. The fastener's unique design automatically gaps each board and delivers automatic, consistent alignment of deck boards for striking results and considerable savings. Latitudes Captiva is backed by a 25-year limited warranty. In addition, Latitudes Captiva is barefoot-friendly and proven not to splinter, split or rot, providing long-lasting beauty and comfort with no sealing, painting or staining required. Captiva composite decking is perfect for pool decking, walkways, porches or anywhere ultralow-maintenance decking is preferred.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that design, manufacture and market wood and wood-alternative products for DIY/retail home centers and other retailers, structural lumber products for the manufactured housing industry, engineered wood components for the site-built construction market, and specialty wood packaging and components for various industries. The Company's consumer products subsidiary offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice, and its garden group offers an array of products, such as trellises and arches, to retailers nationwide.

Universal's subsidiaries also provide framing services for the site-built market and forming products for concrete construction. The 55-year-old company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with facilities throughout North America. To learn more about Latitudes composite decking, as well as other Latitudes composite decking products, call 877-463-8379, e-mail latitudes@ufpi.com or visit www.latitudesdeck.com. For more information about Universal Forest Products, visit www.ufpi.com.

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