Crossroads C&I Distributors Partners with Johns Manville

Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) and leading manufacturer of premium-quality building products, today announced that it has been selected as the primary supplier to Crossroads C&I Distributors, a 46-year-old Edmonton-based distributor and fabricator of high-quality mechanical insulation products and accessories. Under the agreement, Crossroads C&I will serve as JM’s authorized full-line distributor of mechanical insulation products in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories, handling distribution of all of JM’s pipe & equipment and air handling insulation products.

“Crossroads C&I is the service leader in their markets, and Johns Manville is fortunate to partner with a company so focused on customer satisfaction,” said Dave Skelly, director of sales for Johns Manville’s Insulation Systems business. “We are excited to establish a full-line relationship with Crossroads C&I for this important geographic region. The company’s history of success, which goes back to the early 1960s, is testament to their leadership position.”

Beginning immediately, Crossroads C&I customers will have access to the full line of JM pipe and equipment and air handling products, including Micro-Lok® HP, a high-performance pipe insulation made from rotary glass fibers bonded with a thermosetting resin. JM manufactures Micro-Lok HP at its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Defiance, Ohio.

“As we evaluated our long-term growth plans and potential mechanical insulation suppliers, we concluded that a partnership with Johns Manville was the obvious choice,” said Bill Haun, president of Crossroads C&I. “JM’s product line breadth, history of innovation and reputation for quality and service are a perfect strategic fit.”

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors, and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of $2 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 6,500 people and operates 40 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.specJM.com.

About Crossroads C&I Distributors

Crossroads C&I Distributors is a full-line distributor and fabricator of high-quality mechanical insulation products and accessories.

Crossroads C&I Distributors is a leader in the mechanical insulation distribution industry with a focus on customers’ needs and providing solutions to meet those needs. By partnering with manufacturers with similar values -- professionalism, integrity, honesty, and fairness – Crossroads C&I strives to provide a safe work environment for employees, continued improvement in quality assurance and challenging and rewarding opportunities for staff.

Crossroads C&I’s history extends back to 1963 and through it all there has been a constant thread: dedication to providing top quality products and excellent service to customers.

Contact:
Johns Manville Dave Skelly, 303-978-2460 Dave.Skelly@jm.com or Linhart PR Tim Streeb, 303-951-2560 tstreeb@linhartpr.com