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May 20, 2013

MRS Plans for Expansion with Property Acquisition

Irvington, NJ — Manufacturers Reserve Supply is pleased to announce the purchase of a land lot adjacent to their office & warehouse buildings on Woolsey Street. This purchase will allow them to expand warehousing capabilities by 30% to allow for upcoming growth projections.

Manufacturers Reserve Supply has been in the city since 1931, with the constant goal of improving and developing its site on Woolsey Street. “We now own 9 lots on Woolsey Street, and we are proud to be able to expand our MRS Campus and continue to support commerce in the city of Irvington” said Steve Boyd.

About MRS: Family owned and operated since 1931, and rooted in Irvington New Jersey. Specializing in distribution of roofing, siding, trim and decking materials. The company’s vision is to be recognized as the leading distributor of building products in our market.

MRS distributes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Connecticut territories.

Feb 28, 2013

US Builders Review Article Featuring MRS


Jul 09, 2012

In Loving Memory of Robert A. Boyd, Jr.

In Loving Memory of Robert A. Boyd, Jr

Aliso Viejo, CA/Chatham, NJ – Robert A. Boyd, Jr. 93 of Aliso Viejo, CA, formerly of Chatham, NJ died Sunday, July 8, 2012 peacefully at his home.

Born and raised in Orange, NJ, Bob was a longtime resident of Chatham, NJ before moving to Aliso Viejo, CA in 2004. He was a graduate of Hampden Sydney College in VA and Juniata College in PA. As Chairman of Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS), Irvington, NJ he represented the second generation of Boyd’s to manage the company established by his father in 1931. Bob was active in the lumber industry and in 1982, he was recognized for his contributions and was named Lumberman of the Year by the New Jersey Lumber Dealers Association. Bob was also on the Board of Directors of Investors Savings Bank for 28 years and the Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company for 16 years. Throughout his long career, in addition to managing a successful business, Bob Boyd contributed generously of his time to his industry, his community and his church. Bob was a Charter member of the Presbyterian Church in Chatham Township, NJ where he served on various committees.

Bob was an avid golfer and a proud member of Baltusrol Golf Club for 34 years and was previously on the Board of Governors. He won the Metropolitan Golf Association Net Team Championship in 1985 with his son Steve.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Marjorie, two loving sons, Robert III, Stephen, and his wife, Barbara, and two grandchildren, Brian and Nancy. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Ann Boyd of Lancaster, PA.

A private family service will be held in CA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice or the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Jan 30, 2012

In Loving Memory of Ross Hodgins

Ross Hodgins
Duncan Ross Hodgins April 3, 1941 – January 27, 2012

Ross quietly and peacefully passed away early this morning after a brief stay at Newton Medical Center in New Jersey. Ross was 70 years old. Ross was a leader and a mentor in the building materials industry for 37 years, all of which he spent working at Manufacturers Reserve Supply in Irvington, New Jersey. Ross achieved many accomplishments in his career including the position of Executive Vice President at MRS, and NJ Lumberman of the year in 2005. Ross was our #1 salesman for many years, and was also very involved with the Lakeland Hoo Hoo organization. Ross will be missed by everyone, especially by all of us at MRS who

knew and loved him for so many years.

Nov 24, 2010

MRS Becomes Home Slicker Plus Typar Distributor

Supplier Benjamin Obdyke

November 24, 2010 – Manufacturers Reserve Supply has recently announced they have become a distributor of Home Slicker® Plus Typar®, a cost-effective, labor-saving, moisture-eliminating rainscreen-weather resistant barrier combination. Each roll contains the patented Home Slicker three-dimensional matrix bonded to Typar, a premium residential and commercial grade housewrap. This simple design allows users to install the combination rainscreen-weather resistant barrier in half the time and promotes best practice for managing moisture in the sidewall. Each roll of Home Slicker Plus Typar is 39 in. wide x 61 1/2 ft. long and covers 200 square feet. “With the increased acceptance of rainscreen construction and recent changes to building codes, we want to supply products that will help our customers offer practical, leading edge solutions in building materials,” says Tina Breen, sales manager for M.R.S. “As the recognition grows that rainscreen products can help wall systems and claddings manage moisture and prevent the problems of mold, premature rot, and coating failure, Home Slicker® Plus Typar® is seen as a cost-effective way of achieving high performance within a wall.” “We’re proud to partner with high-quality suppliers like M.R.S. to bring solutions to the market that builders and contractors can trust in,” says Michael Coulton, general manager for Benjamin Obdyke, originator of rolled rainscreen products like Home Slicker Plus Typar. “Use of products like Home Slicker Plus Typar allows construction professionals to build better, more sustainable projects in a cost-effective manner.” Based in Irvington, New Jersey, Manufacturers Reserve Supply is an independent wholesaledistributor specializing in quality softwoods, hardwoods, composite, and PVC building materials used for siding, decking, roofing, trim and other carpentry purposes. These include western red cedar, eastern white cedar, TimberTech decking, Fypon trim boards, and Selex Primed Pine. M.R.S. currently distributes these products to lumber retailers in New Jersey, Eastern PA, New York (including Long Island), Connecticut, Northern Delaware & Maryland. Serving the building material industry for over 79 years, integrity and reputation have been the paramount to M.R.S.

Sep 28, 2010

Open House for New Facility Very Successful

Feb 25, 2010

MRS will Distribute Selex Trim Boards in Alliance with CMPC

Supplier CMPC

Effective immediately, MRS will be distributing Selex Trim Boards manufactured by CMPC, one of the largest Pine board exporters in Chile and Argentina.

“MRS is known for distributing quality trim products. We think that offering a good better best selection is critical to turning prospects into sales and that is exactly what adding Selex to our line of products will do” said Steve Boyd, President of MRS. When asked why CPMC chose MRS to be a distributor, Jeff Herscovitz, Sales Manager, responded “We look for alliances that share the same consultative approach to selling that we do. Education and training for both the lumber yard and the contractor on features and benefits, along with best building practices is the approach we want to take to the market. MRS has been well known for their high level of strategic selling for many years.”

Selex trim boards from CMPC are finger jointed radiata pine, primed with 2 coats of high quality acrylic primer, and buffed between each coat. The factory applied primer gives a thickness to the coating that contractors desire, and the vacuum priming system is the process that contractors trust.

About MRS: Family owned and operated since 1931, and rooted in Irvington New Jersey. Specialized in distribution of roofing, siding, trim and decking building materials. The company’s vision is to be the best distributor in the north east by using our “8 Points of Service Excellence” to guide each and every decision and service opportunity we have. Preaching a “servants attitude” to customer service and executing operational excellence are the key drivers to making MRS the preferred distributor of most customers within the trading area.

MRS distributes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Connecticut territories.

Jun 23, 2009

MRS Wins Good Neighbor Award

NJBIA President Philip Kirschner (left) presents an NJBIA New Good Neighbor Award to Steve Boyd (right), President of MRS during NJBIA’s 49th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards Luncheon.

NJBIA President Philip Kirschner (left) presents an NJBIA New Good Neighbor Award to Steve Boyd (right), President of MRS during NJBIA’s 49th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards Luncheon.

IRVINGTON, NJ (June 5, 2009) Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS), Inc. of Irvington was recently honored with a 2009 New Good Neighbor Award for the construction of two new company buildings. The award is sponsored jointly by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and New Jersey Business magazine. With more than 22,000 members, NJBIA is the nation’s largest state-level employers association. New Jersey Business magazine is NJBIA’s flagship publication.

NJBIA President Philip Kirschner presented the award to Steve Boyd, President of MRS, at the 49th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards luncheon on June 5th, held at the Woodbridge Hotel and Conference Center.

“Our New Good Neighbor winners have cleaned up toxic waste on contaminated properties, converted former landfills into new facilities, renovated old buildings, and built brand new structures,” Kirschner said. “Each project improves the quality of life in its community by making it more attractive, providing jobs and increasing tax ratables.”

Never giving up on Irvington, Manufacturers Reserve Supply has been in the city since 1931, working hard to build and reconfigure its site on Woolsey Street. The $6 million project includes a warehouse and distribution facility, new parking lot, and an educational office building for the wholesale lumber distributor. Old dilapidated buildings were demolished, abandoned glass-strewn properties were cleaned and in the process, two hundred construction jobs were created. The project was designed by M.J.S. Architects of Dover. The builder was RC Andersen, LLC of East Rutherford. .

The New Good Neighbor Awards Luncheon annually brings together a dynamic group of builders, architects, engineers and others in the development community to honor those responsible for the State’s most impressive new commercial construction and renovation projects.

This year, 45 projects were nominated representing more than $560 million worth of construction and creating nearly 6,900 jobs. An independent panel of judges selected the winners based on economic impact, architectural merit and community involvement. Steve Boyd was honored to be included with some of the big winners like BMW, Novartis, Bayer and many others. The story of renovation goes back to MRS President Steve Boyd’s involvement with the city’s Camptown Improvement District (CBID.) Boyd is an original member of the organization, which was founded in the late 90’s by the New Good Neighbor nominator, Michael Roesch (president of the CBID & the Irvington Chamber of Commerce.) Boyd is noted for committing funds and generally “getting the CBID off the ground,” Roesch explains. MRS location became the first redevelopment designation in the industrial section of Irvington. The site was also the second “Industrial Special Improvement District” in the US.

Feb 15, 2008

MRS Moves to New Facility



Physical address is:
(few doors down from our old office)
40 Woolsey Street, Irvington, NJ 07111-4012

Pictures of our new office and new warehouse shown on the following pages.


Dec 07, 2007

Construction Project



Our new 17,000 sq. ft. office facility and new 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse are almost complete.

We anticipate completion in January 2008.