New Deckorators Low-Voltage Accent Lighting for Outdoor Living Spaces to Be Introduced at IBS

  New Deckorators Low-Voltage Accent Lighting for Outdoor Living Spaces to Be
  Introduced at IBS

  Lighted balusters, recessed lighting, post cap lights add beauty, drama to
                            decks, patios, stairs

International Builders' Show 2013

Business Wire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- January 17, 2013

Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UFPI), will unveil exciting new products in its Deckorators brand,
including accent lighting, solar baluster lights, balusters, and exciting new
post cap designs, at next week’s International Builders Show in Las Vegas,
Nev. Included in the new Deckorators product offering at IBS, Jan. 22-24,
2013, are:

Get this Deckorators look: Black CTX Contemporary railing, black Light Band
Low Voltage post caps, b ...

Get this Deckorators look: Black CTX Contemporary railing, black Light Band
Low Voltage post caps, black Estate balusters with black Lighted Square
balusters and Recessed Lighting Stair Kit. (Photo: Business Wire)

Low-voltage lighting. This new line of low-voltage accent lighting offers all
you’ll need to light an outdoor living area with flair.

  *Lighted aluminum balusters (in two styles, and in black and white. Mix and
    match with non-lit balusters).
  *Glass baluster lighting kits (in black and white) for lighting our Scenic
    glass balusters.
  *Recessed lighting stair kit (made specifically for stairways, but open to
    your imagination).
  *Post-cap lights, with either 4x4 aluminum or VersaCap bases, which adapt
    to almost any size posts.

All fixtures feature energy-efficient LED technology and connect to a standard
12-volt power supply. And they can be installed alone or in combination with
others to meet the needs of any project.

Solar baluster lights. Available in copper and black, these mount easily to
Classic balusters, adding ambient lighting to new or existing railings.

Balusters. Two new balusters will be introduced: the Estate Baluster in a
matte black finish, and 29-inch Frontier Scenic Glass Balusters, offering a
new length for use with Deckorator’s CTX railing system.

6”x6” Solar VersaCaps. These post caps come with two brackets nested inside
the base, allowing them to fit almost any size post ranging from 5”x5” to

New wood post caps. Deckorators offers more post cap styles than any other
brand—and now, we’re offering even more ways to add color, light and flair to
wood railings.

  *Leaf and Chevron Filigreed Post Caps feature new, contemporary designs and
    are available with or without solar lighting.
  *Now our solar post cap comes in Copper and features beveled glass.
  *We’re offering post points in a new size—6”x6”, an economical way to add
    flair to the top of a post.

See these new Deckorators products and much more at Booth #1431 at the IBS
Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 22-24, 2013!


Deckorators, a brand of Universal Consumer Products (UCP), is the first name
in deck railing and accessories and is the originator of the round aluminum
baluster. The brand started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category
with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and
innovative deck railing and accessory products. Our approach to developing
exciting and distinct deck products allows both DIYers and builders the
opportunity to express personal creativity on their deck, as they do in their

Deckorators is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of
Universal Forest Products, Inc., which is a holding company that provides
capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that design,
manufacture and market wood and wood-alternative products for DIY/retail home
centers and other retailers, structural lumber products for the manufactured
housing industry, engineered wood components for the site-built construction
market, and specialty wood packaging and components for various industries.
Its garden group offers an array of products, such as trellises and arches, to
retailers nationwide. Universal Consumer Products offers a large portfolio of
outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative
balusters, post caps and plastic lattice.Universal’s subsidiaries also
provide framing services for the site-built market and forming products for
concrete construction. Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand
Rapids, Mich., with facilities throughout North America. To learn more about
Deckorators aluminum railing and railing accessories e-mail, visit or call 800-332-5724. Visit for more information about Universal Forest Products.

Please be aware that: Any statements included in this press release that are
not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such
forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the Company's
management as well as on assumptions made by, and information currently
available to, the Company at the time such statements were made. The Company
does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect facts,
circumstances, assumptions or events that occur after the date the
forward-looking statements are made. Actual results could differ materially
from those included in such forward-looking statements. Investors are
cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty.
Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
forward-looking statements are the following: adverse lumber market trends,
competitive activity, negative economic trends, government regulations and
weather. Certain of these risk factors and additional information are included
in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

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Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Lynn Afendoulis, Director Corporate Communications
(616) 365-1502
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