Yearly Archives: 2018

Oct 26, 2018

AIA Learning Day in North Jersey

On October 25, 2018, Manufacturers Reserve Supply hosted their second AIA Learning Day in North Jersey.  Once again the response from the architects was overwhelming, with an RSVP list of over 70 architects from the entire tri-state area.  Six courses were offered by Trex, James Hardie, Maibec, Benjamin Obdyke, Jeld-Wen & Aeratis with state-of-the art audio visual.  The architects all presented positive feedback and were very happy with the venue, the speakers, and the courses. If you would like to be a part of our next AIA training day, or you know of an architectural firm who would be interested in receiving our information, please contact Georgette Ponticello at or 973-508-1103.  Would you like us to host a seminar in your town? Reach out to us and we will work hard to accommodate.  We will be posting information on future seminars at our website

Sep 11, 2018

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Continues Its Family Tradition of Excellence . . . and Defies the Odds

Irvington, NJ — Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS). Today marks the culmination of a precisely designed 8-year succession plan as Brian Boyd is named President of MRS, succeeding his father, Stephen Boyd.  After 33 years at the company’s helm, Stephen will now take on the role of Chairman.


As president, Brian will be responsible for running all aspects of MRS, and he is uniquely qualified and trained for the challenges that lie ahead.  Brian has held critical positions in operations, inside sales, finance and has headed numerous pivotal special projects.  He has been general manager of MRS for the past 3 years.  Brian also held positions with other companies within the industry.  “I have no doubt that Brian will continue the tradition of extraordinary ethics and integrity that have been paramount of this company since his great grandfather started it over 87 years ago, back in 1931,” said Stephen Boyd.


And that long tradition is something very few family-owned businesses have the honor of claiming.  Only about 30% of family businesses survive into the second generation.  Only 12% make it to the third generation.  An even rarer 3% succeed into the fourth generation.  But it is more than family that Brian credits for the success at MRS.  “Our employees are what set us apart and continually raise the bar for our company every day. My dad and I are just two people, so we rely heavily on our employees to help us continue the success of the company” said Brian.  “Over the years, we’ve also developed a very strong management team who collectively sets key goals and makes strategic decisions.  We have invested a great deal of effort and commitment into the values and mission of this company.  That serves as our North Star and guides the company into the future.”


As Chairman, Stephen will remain actively involved in the company providing guidance to the Senior Management Team, building and nurturing critical industry relationships and helping to formulate strategic plans for the company.

May 04, 2018

Architect Learning Opportunities with MRS

Manufacturers Reserve Supply hosted a very successful AIA LEARNING DAY recently at Maggiano’s in Bridgewater, NJ.

Over 60 architects from the tri-state area attended this all day learning event.

This seminar included 7 certified courses with 7 AIA/CES credits in one day with our manufacturer

partners presenting their courses.   Stay tuned for more AIA classes sponsored by MRS in the near future.

May 04, 2018

Training at the beach June 14- Park Pavilion (above the Sawmill), Seaside Park

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Apr 10, 2018

Trex Tops 2018 Builder Brand Study

Leading Manufacturer Breaks Records for Brand Used Most and Brand Used Most in Past Two Years

WINCHESTER, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 10, 2018– Proving its unparalleled quality and reputation among trade professionals, Trex Company(NYSE:TREX), the world’s #1 premium decking and railing brand, edged out its competitors once again to secure the highest number of top spots in Builder magazine’s 2018 Brand Use Study.

For the 11th year in a row – an unprecedented streak achieved by no other manufacturer – Trex® was honored as the “brand used most” and “brand used most in the past two years” for the composite/PVC decking category. Trex also took the top position in the “quality” category in this year’s study.

This year’s results further solidify Trex’s leadership position. More than 34 percent of respondents selected Trex as the brand they specify and use most – twice the number of the closest competitor. Trex also prevailed as the “brand used most in the past two years” category, receiving 15 percent more votes than the closest competitor. In the “quality” category, which appraises product performance and ease of installation, Trex earned the highest rating among its competitors, a 5.8 on a 7-point scale.

“Year after year, the results of the Builder Brand Use Study prove without question that there’s one brand contractors and industry professionals turn to when it comes to quality, performance and reliability – and that’s Trex,” said Adam Zambanini, vice president of marketing for Trex. “For more than 25 years, we’ve built an unshakeable reputation by continually delivering on our brand promise of performance, innovation and aesthetics, and we’re proud to not only have earned, but maintained, our status as the leader in the industry.”

The 2018 Builder Brand Use Study, sponsored by Hanley Wood and conducted by The Farnsworth Group, a leading industry market research firm, surveyed nearly 1,000 professional builders, contractors and industry professionals. Highlights of the study are published in the April 2018 issue of Builder as well as posted to Builder’s website,

For more information about Trex’s high-performance products, visit

About Trex Company

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 25 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest(trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc), “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).

Source: Trex Company

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Mar 19, 2018

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Now Accepting Orders for James Hardie Building Products

For Immediate Release                      


Manufacturers Reserve Supply Now Accepting Orders

for James Hardie Building Products


The family-owned, wholesale supplier has partnered with America’s No. 1 brand of siding


IRVINGTON, NJ (March 19, 2018) — Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS), a premier wholesale building materials distributor servicing New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut, announced today they are now accepting orders for the full line of James Hardie products, which includes lap and panel siding, shingle, trim and soffit products, and backer board.

MRS will continue its outstanding dedication to customer service and innovation by partnering with James Hardie. With each order, MRS offers special packaging, allowing the product to be handled with complete care and attention to detail so the order arrives to the jobsite in pristine condition, ready for installation. This level of product packaging support is part of what makes MRS such a trusted supplier.

“When customers see their order arrive with the MRS logo on it, they can have complete confidence that the products inside are exactly what they ordered, allowing them to focus on the job ahead of them,” said Tina Breen, general sales manager of Manufacturers Reserve Supply. “Our partnership with the leader in fiber cement siding allows us to maintain the high level of excellence our customers have come to expect. They know they’re getting extremely durable, authentically designed products delivered on time and in perfect condition.”

Customers can order James Hardie siding primed or in 25 shades of James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology colors. ColorPlus Technology applies consistent, multiple coats of finish under controlled factory conditions to reveal a beautiful, consistent finish. In addition to James Hardie products, MRS is also stocked with various accessory products, making the wholesaler a convenient, one-stop exterior solution for completing any job.

“We’ve always been committed to raising the bar for the building products industry, which is why we’re thrilled to strengthen our partnership with MRS,” said Andrew Bella, Northeast regional sales manager for James Hardie. “They help us set the standard even higher and make customers’ jobs easier by delivering premium products and allowing them to focus on the installation at hand.”

To place an order, customers can email, work with their local MRS sales rep or call 973-373-1881. Learn more about James Hardie products at

About Manufacturers Reserve Supply

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


If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Tina Breen, please call Georgette Ponticello at 973-508-1103 or email


About James Hardie Building Products Inc.

James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, and has been furthering founder James Hardie’s innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 8 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie, visit



Kelly Bradley

CBD Marketing

Office: 312-661-1050




Mar 08, 2018

Meet Theresa, Our Newest Inside Sales Representative for MRS!

Manufacturers Reserve Supply is pleased to welcome Theresa Mermini to our team of Inside Sales professionals. Theresa brings over 30 years of account and customer service management in the paint manufacturing industry. For most of her career, Theresa worked at International Paint / Akzo Noble in their Inside Sales and Customer Service department.


Being an active member of their Customer Improvement Team made Theresa realize just how important it is to meet the customer requirements. She was recognized, many times, for being a customer advocate and for providing exceptional customer service. Theresa is very excited to be part of our growing team!


MRS is currently training and educating Theresa on our product lines in an effort to provide you with the customer service & product information you expect from MRS. Her strong work ethic will make her a great addition to our team.


Theresa enjoys flea markets, relaxing on the beach and spending time with her family. She lives in Toms River with her husband Mark.

We are confident that Theresa’s background and dedication will provide exemplary customer service to you. Please help us welcome her to the MRS team.


If you have any questions, please contact Theresa directly on her direct line at 973.508.1104

Feb 15, 2018

Trex CEO: Every 1 point of market share we take from wood is worth…

Jim Cramer spoke to Trex President and CEO Jim Cline about how his recycled material maker is making big moves in 2018. “I’m sick of wood, too!” So says Mad Money‘s very own Jim Cramer, current owner of a wood deck, while chatting with Trex President & CEO Jim Cline.