Homebuilders Rate Trus Joist(R) TJI(R) Joists No. 1 for Quality in Leading Survey

Builder Magazine 2010 Brand Use Survey Also Lists TJI Joists as the Brand Builders Use Most


FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Sept. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trus Joist® TJI® joists from Weyerhaeuser – one of the most well-known structural framing products on the market – have again come out on top in a nationwide survey of building product quality. The Builder magazine "2010 Brand Use Survey" of 10,800 builders, builder-developers and general contractors scores TJI joists at 6.04 on a scale of 1 to 7 (where 7 is "excellent"), higher than any other I-joist brand. Building professionals also listed TJI joists as the brand they used most. www.trusjoist.com

"TJI®joists have been the definitive brand of wood I-joist since Trus Joist pioneered this class of building product more than 40 years ago," said Don Schwabe, Director of Marketing and U.S. Sales for Engineered Lumber Products, Weyerhaeuser. "Builders like them because they resist bowing, twisting and shrinking to help create solid, quiet, high-performing floors. Another factor that makes TJI joists stand out is Weyerhaeuser's unmatched field support to builders in optimizing their use, along with all other materials in the framing package. Our sales team members and engineering staff work closely with builders, reviewing plans and recommending solutions for cost-effective, top-quality results."

TJI joists are part of Weyerhaeuser's full range of products and services for quality structural floors. In addition to other trusted floor products such as Trus Joist®TimberStrand®LSL rim board, Parallam®PSL beams, Framer Series®Lumber and Edge Gold™ floor panels, Weyerhaeuser offers the TJ®Pro Rating System for predicting floor performance. Builders can use the ratings to analyze multiple options for joist size, spacing, span and floor panel thickness to choose a configuration that best meets the homeowner's needs.

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About Weyerhaeuser Wood Products

The Weyerhaeuser Wood Products business provides the building industry's most comprehensive and innovative collection of structural framing products, support and software for residential, multi-family and light construction. As an industry leader, Weyerhaeuser develops solutions to help builders and dealers improve quality and reduce costs. Continuing a legacy based on more than 110 years in business, and 50 plus years of expertise from Trus Joist®, Weyerhaeuser manufactures trusted engineered wood products, oriented strand board (OSB), plywood and lumber. All of the structural wood products the company produces are SFI®certified. Weyerhaeuser is also one of the nation's leading building products distributors, offering a range of construction and finishing materials from other recognized manufacturers.

About Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2010, we employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $6.6 billion in sales in 2010. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.

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(208) 364-1428

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