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BlueLinx Sees Opportunity to Grow Engineered Lumber Business With Georgia Pacific's Purchase of Thorsby Facility
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 01 March 2007 -- (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America and a Fortune 500 company, today announced that the purchase by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products South LLC of the former International Paper Engineered Lumber facility at Thorsby, Alabama, provides BlueLinx with a significant opportunity to expand its engineered lumber business in the Central, Southwest, and Midwest markets.

BlueLinx distributes engineered lumber in these markets under the Wood I Beam(tm) and G-P Lam(r) Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) names. Operating at full capacity, the Thorsby facility has the ability to considerably expand the supply of engineered lumber available through BlueLinx in these markets and in the company's existing core markets.

"As a key distributor for Georgia-Pacific, BlueLinx already sells products manufactured at G-P's two other engineered lumber facilities located at Roxboro, North Carolina, and Ocala, Florida," said George Judd, president and chief operating officer of BlueLinx Corporation. "G-P's Thorsby purchase expands our geographic reach, allowing us to serve more of our customers with these products, and strengthening our long-term commitment to the engineered lumber business."

"The addition of Thorsby, a world-class engineered lumber facility, allows us to better serve our customers as they grow," said Mike Rehwinkel, president - Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC. "We're very excited about the future of this important value-added business."

BlueLinx also provides local and national sales representation, inventory management, and logistics optimization. With a network of nationwide distribution centers, BlueLinx serves markets locally and plays an important role in providing customers with the products they need through just-in-time deliveries.

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 3400 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, Colorado, 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 on its Web site at www.BlueLinxCo.com.


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