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Fortress Building Products and McLean Lumber Partner to Expand Distribution of Fortress Railing Products in Canada

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To deliver premium railing systems across the Canadian market, Fortress Building Products is partnering with Western Canadian building products distributor McLean Lumber. Through this union, McLean Lumber will distribute Fortress Al¹³ commercial and residential aluminum railing and Pure View™ glass railing products to its dealer networks, providing customers with increased access to versatile and easy-to-install railing systems. These choice Fortress railing products will be available at select McLean Lumber dealers beginning December 2020.

“Known for providing best-in-class specialty building products, McLean Lumber is the ideal distribution partner to introduce Fortress railing systems to Canadian customers,” said Jason Meier, Regional Sales Manager – Canada, Fortress Building Products. “McLean Lumber’s extensive dealer network and strong reputation will provide tremendous value to contractors across Canada’s Western provinces.”

Broadening its distribution portfolio to include Fortress railing systems is a natural fit for McLean Lumber. The company is a current distributor of select OZCO hardware products, a division of Fortress Building Products. To support simplified installation and provide high quality materials, the customizable Fortress railing systems complement the OZCO hardware solutions available across select McLean Lumber dealers. The current lineup includes:

– Al¹³ commercial and residential aluminum railing system – The first of its kind, Al¹³ aluminum railing is attractive, easy to install and provides superior performance in strength and safety. Its aluminum panels with pre-attached brackets simplify ordering and installation, while quality welding and premium powder coating create a virtually maintenance-free system.

– Pure View™ glass railing system –To sidestep the challenges associated with ordering and installing glass railing systems, Fortress developed pre-cut, drop-in style glass panels and balusters that slide easily into steel or aluminum frames.

“McLean Lumber is always looking for ground-breaking products that provide innovative building solutions, and Fortress railing systems check all the right boxes – they’re customizable, high quality and easy to install,” said Dave Corney, President/Owner of McLean Lumber. “Fortress’ reputation for delivering category-leading products and their people-first approach to business make them a fantastic partner as McLean Lumber continues to diversify its product portfolio.”

To learn more about Fortress Building Products and becoming a Fortress distributor or dealer, please visit More information on McLean Lumber and a list of stocking dealers can be found at

About Fortress Building Products

Fortress Building Products is a leading manufacturer and solution provider in the residential, multi-family, industrial and commercial building products industry. With more than 50 years of experience pushing the boundaries to “Defend Against the Ordinary,” Fortress Building Products forged a family of refined, resilient products that are the pinnacle of beauty and durability. Based in Texas, the Fortress family of products, which includes decking, framing, fencing, railing, cladding, lighting and fastener systems, is a complete collection that delivers the full Outdurable Living™ experience. Learn more at

About McLean Lumber

A wholesaler of specialty outdoor living building products, McLean Lumber has served the Canadian retail and manufacturing industries for over 30 years.


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Source: Fortress Railing Products, LLC