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Babcock Lumber Names TimberTech Vendor of the Year

6/26/2012 Download Release

Wilmington, OH – June 26, 2012 – Babcock Lumber Company (Pittsburgh Distribution Center) (, a leading distributor of building products and lumber materials, has named TimberTech Vendor of the Year. Additionally, TimberTech Regional Sales Manager, Tony Groh, has been chosen as Vendor Representative of the Year. Both honors are demonstrative of TimberTech’s passion for customer care and new product development.

“It is because of Tony’s outstanding service in promoting growth and profitability, that Babcock Lumber Pittsburgh was able to exceed their goals in 2011,” said Tom Caruso, General Manager, Babcock Lumber Pittsburgh. “Tony’s accessibility and his advancement of the [Earthwood] Evolutions line were vital to our development of ten new stocking dealers and the many trucks that followed.” Added Caruso, “We and our many dealers are grateful that with the support of TimberTech, a challenging year was made much better for us all.”

Normally designated to a vendor company field representative, Groh was surprised to be awarded this individual honor at the corporate level.

“Our entire company shares in the gratitude for this great recognition,” said Craig Hyatt, National Sales Manager, TimberTech. “We are particularly proud of Tony, whose success in converting new dealers on behalf of Babcock Lumber has had a real impact on growing their bottom line and solidifying us a valuable partner. It’s because of the effort of employees like Tony that we are able to strengthen channel partnerships and call ourselves ‘Vendor of the Year.’”

TimberTech, a leader in the alternative decking industry, offers a wide selection of outdoor living solutions with an extensive array of decking, railing, fencing, low-voltage lighting and under-deck storage products.

As it marks its 125th Anniversary year, the Babcock Lumber Company continues to seek new markets and constantly examines the output of scientific research for the finest and newest products to serve its customers. The company is proud of the continuity of its family of employees as well as its continuity of leadership.

About TimberTech
TimberTech is one of the world’s top producers of high-performance decking, railing, fencing and lighting solutions. With a passion for outdoor living and a global reputation for quality and innovation, TimberTech delivers a wide range of low-maintenance, wood-alternative products in an unmatched selection of colors and styles – all available through a network of more than 8,500 contractors and dealers worldwide. For more information, visit or view product installation videos on the TimberTech YouTube channel. Stay up-to-date on TimberTech by following the company on Twitter (@timbertech_deck) or Facebook (/TimberTech).

About Babcock Lumber:
Babcock Lumber Company distributes more than 100 lines of building materials and lumber products via ten wholesale building material distribution facilities located in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia and Florida. Babcock Lumber distributes a wide variety of name brand building materials and commodity lumber products used in residential and light commercial construction. The company also fabricates and manufactures custom laminate and solid surface countertops and roof and floor trusses.