VISTA, Calif., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the Company has been awarded an order to supply Eco Red Shield™ protected lumber to build a 7,100 sq. ft. custom home in Alpine, Utah. ECOB and Vector Engineers have a long standing business relationship. Roger Alworth the Principle of Vector has written several white papers on why lumber needs protection and now chooses Eco Red Shield protection to build his own custom home.
Vector Engineers has stood behind ECOB's technology since inception. As a structural engineer you must account for fiber strength book values for the timber selection in all structures. Recognizing that the real world ailments degrade and sometimes destroy fiber strength the need to protect wood construction is paramount. Please reference white paper information on Methods to Prevent Timber Degradation at http://www.ecob.net/_cms/userfiles/0826110808ERS_TechSpecs_ProtectingTimber.pdf
"The choice to use Red Shield treated lumber for my new home was a simple one. For a small increase in building material costs, my home will be protected against mold, rot, termites and fire. As a licensed engineer in all 50 states, specializing in the design of timber structure, I'm convinced this product should be considered by any builder or owner who wants to protect their investment," stated Roger Alworth, Principle of Vector Engineers.
"If engineers support the new building codes on lateral strength for high wind loads and ground movement should the building code consider some type of reduction for termite damage or wood rot? Studies have proven that 5% wood rot can be equal to 80% engineering loss. It is great to see this huge residential engineering firm principal recognize the need to protect his wood fiber strength on his own home using Eco Red Shield protection," stated Steve Conboy, President and CEO of Eco Building Products. "We have worked with Roger and his firm for many years. I am glad Roger recognized the value to pay the difference between what he could have built sourcing raw lumber in Utah verses buying protected lumber from ECOB in California for a premium," added Conboy.
About Vector Engineers
Vector Structural Engineering has a dozen engineers and full CAD personnel on staff. Our offices are Located in three locations across Utah. Vector works with local architects, municipalities and developers on a wide range of projects. Project size ranges from small residential homes and additions to large federal defense projects. Learn more about Vector Structural Engineering at www.vectorse.com .
About Eco Building Products, Inc.
Eco Building Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of proprietary wood products treated with an eco-friendly proprietary chemistry that protects against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites with ECOB WoodSurfaceFilm™ and FRC™ technology (Fire Retardant Coating). Eco Building products, "Eco Red Shield", "Eco Blue Shield" & "Eco Clear Shield" utilizing patent pending technology is the ultimate in wood protection, preservation, and fire safety to building components constructed of wood; from joists, beams and paneling, to floors and ceilings.
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