Wall Sheathing eliminates need to install building wrap.

Press Release Summary:

Nautilus(TM) OSB panels have pre-applied weather-resistant barrier that eliminates need for separate building wrap installation. By combining sheathing and building wrap, product promotes process efficiency for builders and contractors. These code-compliant panels can also resist rain and moisture during construction period. When seams are sealed with code-compliant Nautilus 3 in. wide seam tape, walls are protected against air leaks.

Original Press Release:

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products' Next-Generation Wall Sheathing Eliminates Need to Install Building Wrap

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 -- Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC continues to strive for innovation in construction with the introduction of its patent-pending Nautilus(TM) wall sheathing at the 2008 International Builders' Show. Nautilus wall sheathing is a first-in-class OSB panel with a pre-applied weather-resistant barrier that eliminates the need for separate building wrap installation.

Nautilus sheathing offers builders and contractors an efficient installation process because it combines sheathing and building wrap installation into a single step. This process eliminates the need for a separate crew to install building wrap, which helps reduce costs and can save time on a construction project. Nautilus panels can also resist rain and moisture during the construction period, which can help avoid costly moisture- related problems.

"More than ever, builders and contractors need to maximize efficiency and control costs on the construction site, while continuing to deliver the highest quality product," said Pat Lynch, vice president of sales for Georgia- Pacific Wood Products. "Nautilus helps them accomplish this by streamlining installation and mitigating weather-related problems. It is truly reinventing the building shell to the benefit of both builders and home buyers."

The code-compliant Nautilus panels are installed like typical wall sheathing. When seams are sealed with code-compliant Nautilus 3" wide seam tape, the walls are protected against air leaks, which helps improve energy efficiency.

Nautilus panels are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty to the homeowner that protects against delamination of the OSB substrate, and a 90-day exposure warranty to the builder that covers delamination of the weather-resistant barrier from the substrate.

Nautilus panels are available to purchase through BlueLinx, the industry's leading building products distribution company, with a nationwide network and widely available supply of structural panel and engineered lumber product offerings.

For more information about Nautilus wall sheathing and Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, please call 1-877-437-9759, or visit the newly redesigned Georgia-Pacific Building Products web site at www.gp.com/build. To learn more about BlueLinx, please call 888-502-BLUE or visit www.bluelinxco.com.

About Georgia-Pacific

Headquartered in 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), DryPly(R), Ply-Bead(R), Wood I Beam(TM) and XJ 85(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 www.gp.com/build 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 3,400 people, BlueLinx offers 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 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 70 warehouses. BlueLinx, which is on the Fortune 500 list of the nation's largest companies, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under symbol BXC. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found at www.bluelinxco.com.

The Georgia-Pacific logo and all trademarks are owned by or licensed to Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC.

All Topics