BlueLinx Announces Inclusion of onCENTER(TM) Engineered Lumber in MiTek(R) SAPPHIRE(TM) Structure

ATLANTA, July 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Corporation ("BlueLinx") announced today that their onCENTER Engineered Lumber products are now included in the product library of MiTek's SAPPHIRE Structure software.

With version 7.3.5 Service Pack 1, released June 28, 2012, users of SAPPHIRE Structure can now specify onCENTER BLI Joists, onCENTER LVL, and onCENTER Rim Board, and the MiTek Single Member Design Engine will analyze each member using material properties provided by BlueLinx.

"This is great news for our customers who design trussed roofs using MiTek SAPPHIRE software," said Richard Graham, BlueLinx Engineered Lumber National Engineering Manager, "as they can now design onCENTER Engineered Lumber floors and headers without switching to another software program. The entire process will be streamlined, and the risk of errors will be reduced."

For BlueLinx customers not using MiTek software, the BlueLinx DOMA Studio offering includes DOMA Builder™, a whole-house add-on to AutoCAD® Architecture; DOMA Framer™, a standalone CAD/Design package for roof and floor design; DOMA Sizer™, a single member design program; and DOMA Optimizer™, a cutting optimizer to reduce waste when cutting orders from stock.

About BlueLinx

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Corporation is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 2,000 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of over 50 distribution centers. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found on its website at

About MiTek

MiTek, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's leading supplier of software, products and services to the building components industry. Through its technological leadership and wide range of products and services, MiTek delivers progressive new solutions to the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction markets on six continents. Visit for more information on MiTek or to learn about Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B)

CONTACT: Jodi P. Foster
         Marketing Specialist
         BlueLinx Corporation
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