Universal Launches Latitudes Wave™ Decking at IBS; Offers Classic Look at Affordable Price

  Universal Launches Latitudes Wave™ Decking at IBS; Offers Classic Look at
  Affordable Price

  Contour profile and hidden fastening system provides luxury look for less

       Company unveils new Captiva color, as well as 12” fascia boards

International Builders' Show 2013

Business Wire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- January 18, 2013

Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: UFPI) and manufacturer of Latitudes® decking and railing products,
will unveil an all-new Latitudes decking product at the International Builders
Show in Las Vegas, Nev.: Latitudes Wave™, which will offer many of the
superior features of other Latitudes decking lines, at a more affordable

Latitudes Captiva decking in Willow (Photo: Business Wire)

Latitudes Captiva decking in Willow (Photo: Business Wire)

Like superior Latitudes products, Latitudes Wave™ features Strandex technology
that’s extruded with a contour profile and slotted edges to be used with the
Equator hidden fastening system. Latitudes Wave is available in Gray and
Walnut, and opens the door to homeowners who want the beauty and endurance of
a wood-composite product with the simple elegance of a hidden fastener system,
all at an affordable price.

Also at IBS, the Company is to launch a new color for its elegant Latitudes
Captiva™ decking: Willow, which joins Gray, Cedar and Walnut in the Captiva
palette. It will be available in 12’, 16’, and 20’ slotted lengths with solid
boards available for use as perimeter boards or stair treads. Captiva decking
features Strandex technology and is capped with an ultra-low-maintenance
surface. That means Captiva delivers exceptional resistance to fading, water
damage, staining and scratching — leaving a smooth, beautiful surface on your
deck. Plus, it’s backed by a 25-year limited warranty.

The Company also will veil 12-inch fascia boards to match all Latitudes
decking options. These boards feature Strandex composition and match all
Latitudes colors, eliminating the need to paint or stain a deck’s wood

“By listening to our customers and the consumer, we continually enhance our
popular Latitudes decking products to provide even more options for creating
outdoor living environments that complement every look and style at many price
points, and that meet the distinctive tastes of homeowners and designers,”
said Senior Product Manager Chris Camfferman.

Visit Latitudes decking and railing at booth #1431 at the International
Builders Show, January 22-24, 2013. For more information on Latitudes decking
and railing products, go to www.latitudesdeck.com.


Universal Forest Products, Inc. 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 residential and commercial
construction, specialty wood packaging and components for various industries,
and forming products for concrete construction. Its subsidiary, Universal
Consumer Products, offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products,
including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic
lattice. Its lawn and garden group offers an array of products, such as
trellises and arches, to retailers nationwide. Universal’s subsidiaries also
provide framing services for the site-built construction market. Founded in
1955, Universal Forest Products is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with
operations throughout North America. For more about Universal Forest Products,
go to www.ufpi.com.

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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