Ainsworth pointSIX Flooring Achieves Broad Market Acceptance

  Ainsworth pointSIX Flooring Achieves Broad Market Acceptance

        PointSIX Flooring is Available Throughout The U.S. and Canada

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, Canada -- May 1, 2013

Ainsworth (ANS:CN) – a leading manufacturer and supplier of engineered wood
products for residential, commercial, and industrial applications – recently
announced that its innovative new pointSIX^® Flooring has achieved broad
market acceptance and availability across all of Canada and throughout the
U.S., with particularly strong market share in states west of the Mississippi.
With sustained, compounded double-digit growth in its third year on the
market, pointSIX Flooring has achieved success that has exceeded Ainsworth’s
expectations, and it is a clear sign that building material dealers and their
contractor customers have recognized the high-performance features and cost
avoidance of using pointSIX OSB products.

PointSIX Flooring is milled and treated around all four edges to create
features that make OSB edge swelling a thing of the past. Ainsworth removes
the part of the subfloor most prone to swelling by milling off a thin layer of
the highly compressed fiber along the OSB edges. As a result, pointSIX
virtually eliminates the need for sanding OSB edges that are swollen by
moisture or rain. Ainsworth is so confident in the performance of pointSIX
that the Company recently extended the pointSIX Durastrand^® no-sand warranty
from 180 days to one year.

PointSIX products are available in Ainsworth’s standard OSB and Durastrand
flooring. Both products are covered by remarkable warranties; winner of
Architect magazine’s 2011 R+D Award Citation for product innovation, pointSIX
Durastrand OSB flooring offers a one-year “No-Sand” warranty, and a limited
lifetime warranty on delamination. PointSIX Flooring offers a 25-Year limited
warranty. For full warranty details, visit
http://www.ainsworthengineered.com/resource-library/warranties.

PointSIX Flooring was launched after extensive research and testing, including
subjecting the OSB panels to repeated wet and dry cycles to simulate severe,
wet jobsite conditions. In one rigorous test, pointSIX OSB was flooded for 14
days. After drying out, the average edge swell was contained to 0.01 inch, not
much more than a sheet of paper.

“The success of pointSIX Flooring follows other recent good news from
Ainsworth,” said Bart Bender, Ainsworth’s Vice President of Sales. “We
recently announced plans to restart our High Level, Alberta OSB mill, where
135 new workers will help us fulfill growing demand for our ever-expanding OSB
product lines.”

About Ainsworth

Known for its innovation, quality and service, Ainsworth (ANS:CN) is a leading
manufacturer and supplier of engineered wood products for residential,
commercial and industrial applications. For more than half a century,
Ainsworth has been respected as a successful forest products company. Current
operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada.
AinsworthEngineered® OSB is APA-certified and known for its consistent quality
and reliability. For more information: www.ainsworthengineered.com.

Contact:

For Ainsworth
John Wagner, 919-796-9984
jdwagner@wagnerpr.com
 
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