July 9, 2003
International Barrier Expands Distribution Capabilities in Relationship with Stock Building Supply
Fire Resistant Building Materials Company Targets Major Construction Markets in Distribution Relationship with Largest U.S. Distributor to Building Contractors
Watkins, MN, Vancouver, BC, February 12, 2004 - International Barrier Technology Inc. ("Barrier") (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV), a provider of environmentally friendly, fire resistant building materials, has qualified as and become a "Preferred Vendor" to Stock Building Supply. This new distribution relationship is a major step in expanding Barrier's distribution channel, as Stock is the largest U.S. supplier of building materials to professional building contractors. Stock will augment Barrier's distribution capability in existing and new markets. Barrier has made its first shipment to a Stock location in Virginia, an expanding multi-family residential construction market where Barrier is achieving growing sales.
"Stock is exclusively focused on Blazeguard's end users, who are professional builders and contractors," said Dr. Michael Huddy, Barrier's President. "Barrier expects that Stock Building Supply will play an emerging and important role in Blazeguard distribution as we develop new U.S. market territories."
About Stock Building Supply
Stock Building Supply and its associated companies have been in the business of providing a full line of quality building materials for over 100 years. It is the largest supplier to professional building contractors, with over 200 locations in 24 states and sales exceeding $2.7 billion a year. Stock's parent company is Wolseley (WOS: NYSE). For more information: www.stockbuildingsupply.com.
About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. The award-winning Blazeguard wood panel uses a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. The panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard customers include Centex, D.R. Horton, KB Home, and Lennar. Lowe's Companies and Stock Building Supply are Blazeguard distributors.
INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.
Per: "MICHAEL HUDDY"
President & Director
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