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Henry® Acquires Fortifiber Building Systems Group®

Weather-resistive moisture management systems from Fortifiber® fulfill growing construction needs for building envelope systems

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., December 19, 2017 – Henry® Company, a leader in Building Envelope Systems®, has agreed to acquire Fortifiber®, LLC based in Fernley, Nevada, a leading manufacturer of weather-resistive moisture management systems, including housewrap, building paper and flashing tapes.

The strategic acquisition of Fortifiber will reinforce the position of Henry® as the leading provider of complete Building Envelope Systems® encompassing below-grade, walls and roofing, both for residential and commercial construction applications. The Fortifiber product offering builds on the core business of Henry® Residential Building Envelope Systems® and enhances the full offering of water resistive air barrier solutions for the benefit of the homeowner, builder, architect and contractor. Fortifiber flashing products address moisture intrusion around windows and doors - the most common areas for leaks - and include FortiFlash®, Moistop®, and Moistop E-Z Seal® brands, offering a full suite of flashing products in both mechanically fastened and self-adhesive applications. Fortifiber building paper solutions include Super Jumbo Tex® 60 Minute which is an industry stalwart in the ASK (asphalt saturated kraft) building paper category. Fortifiber housewrap products include the Ply Dry® and WeatherSmart® brands, and provide additional breadth to the Henry® industry-leading product portfolio, highlighted by Henry® Blueskin® VP100.

Fortifiber brings a heritage of innovation to the strong R&D track record of Henry® Company, and has successfully introduced advanced technologies into many of their product categories.

Visit the Fortifiber web site here: https://www.fortifiber.com/

"This acquisition strengthens our Residential Building Envelope Systems® portfolio of products and enables Henry® to provide enhanced weather-resistive solutions for our customers," said Frank Ready, CEO of Henry® Company. "We are excited to have Fortifiber as part of the Henry® family and are looking forward to providing customers with these innovative building performance technologies."

Chris Yount, President of Fortifiber said: "The Fortifiber team is energized by the opportunity to join Henry®. The acquisition will accelerate the expansion of innovative Fortifiber brands designed to protect and enhance the building envelope. Being part of Henry® will provide a solid platform for future growth outside of our core geographies of the Western and Southwestern United States, where we have become an established leader in building envelope systems."

For more information about Henry® Company, visit www.henry.com or call 1-800-486-1278.

About Henry® Company Henry® Company is a leader in Building Envelope Systems®, managing the flow of water, vapor, air and energy from foundation to roof. Henry® professionals offer designers, contractors and building owners a combination of technical experience, a belief in sustainability and a commitment to provide quality products. Henry® Company’s headquarters are in El Segundo, California, with offices and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

About Fortifiber Building Systems Group Fortifiber Building Systems Group has earned a solid reputation for technical expertise, practical know-how and responsiveness to the needs of the building industry. The company provides Moisture Control Systems that help protect builders and owners from moisture-related problems that can damage residential and commercial buildings. Over its 78-year history, the company has become a trusted partner to builders and architects in the effort to prevent moisture-related building problems, and a valued advisor to local building code officials. Fortifiber Building Systems Group is online at https://www.fortifiber.com/



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Media Relations Contact

Lisa Santerian, Henry Company
484-923-2204
lsanterian@henry.com

Brian Salvatore HB&M (for Henry)
215-440-9800
brian@hbmadv.com

For Immediate Release
December 19, 2017