Yearly Archives: 2020

Dec 08, 2020

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Partners With Waska

Irvington, NJ — Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS), built on a foundation of 90 years of tradition and reliability, today announced an exciting new partnership with Waska to distribute their products to MRS’s entire footprint. Beginning in January 2021, MRS will offer the full Waska line of wood products, featuring their pre-finished eastern white cedar shingles.

“We have been selling wood products for four generations,” explained Brian Boyd, President at MRS, “We now have a unique opportunity to bring our customers a new choice in pre-finished eastern white cedar shingles. A choice that we feel homeowners, contractors and retailers will prefer. We will work diligently in the market to create demand for Waska and look forward to our new partnership with the Waska team.”

MRS has always considered the value that a product would have for the entire distribution channel before bringing it into their portfolio. They examine every possible impact for the consumer, the contractor, the retailer and for MRS. The entire management team is confident that bringing Waska to market affords new value propositions that they are already talking to the chain about.

“Expanding our focus into MRS’s territory is an exciting opportunity for Waska,” said Ben LeVasseur, Sales and Marketing Director at Waska. “We have been manufacturing eastern white cedar shingles for over 50 years. During the last 20, we have perfected the pre-finishing process and now offer our valued customers an almost limitless selection of colors, available in numerous finishes. By partnering with MRS, we can take advantage of their first in class distribution facility, top notch sales team and dedication to excellence.”

Waska products will be available for purchase through MRS as of January 1, 2021. Please visit for more information.

Oct 06, 2020

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Unveils New Branding

Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS). Built on a foundation of 90 years of tradition and reliability, Manufacturers Reserve Supply has launched a new branding initiative designed to more accurately reflect who the company is today. The new design – spearheaded by Marketing Coordinator Daphne Veras and Vice President, Sales and Marketing Tina Breen – has been updated to be more relevant for today’s marketplace and the company’s current customer base.

“We updated the logo to be cleaner, more modern and cutting edge,” explained Ms. Veras. “We want our image to reflect the bold, assertive, innovative nature in which MRS attacks the marketplace today, while still communicating the trusted, professional experience we bring to every customer interaction.”

A subtle but important attribute of the new logo is the four roots that can be found at the base of the tree in the center of the logo. The four roots signify the four generations of the Boyd family who established, grew and kept the business thriving through the years.

“Our company made a significant cultural shift about five years ago and our branding is finally catching up,” commented Ms. Breen. “In the last five years we made a concerted effort to adapt the business to our customer’s needs and become more flexible. We invested a significant amount into our internal infrastructure to become more customer focused. We have changed many of our strategies in sales and operations to provide greater support to our customers and their business needs. We wanted our logo to reflect our new attitude and focus.”

The new branding will debut on the website and marketing materials this month, to be followed soon afterward on the company’s trucking fleet.

Jul 21, 2020

MRS Promotes Tina Breen to Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Irvington, NJ — Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS). Tina Breen has been promoted to Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Ms. Breen has been instrumental in successfully launching several significant initiatives since joining MRS 13 years ago.  Under her leadership, the company has experienced recordbreaking years in sales.   

 Ms. Breen has spearheaded the introduction of several product lines, redesigned the management structure, instituted several technology systems to improve tracking and analysis, and helped formulate and 

implement the company’s COVID response, which led to substantial company growth.

Her responsibilities call for the continued guidance of MRS’s organizational development, setting strategic direction for the company, and providing leadership in a number of change management areas.  In addition, Ms. Breen will focus on infusing a purpose-driven culture into the company. 

 “We are elated to acknowledge Tina’s leadership with this promotion,” expressed Brian Boyd, President of MRS.  “Tina has been a member of our Leadership Team for quite a while and has provided important contributions to the company that have facilitated the tremendous growth we have experienced over the years.  She has always recognized that the pathway to real, sustainable growth is not only in our numbers, but also in the development of our people.” 

 “We immediately recognized that Tina had that “it” factor, which is why we hired her 13 years ago,” added Stephen Boyd, Chairman of MRS.  “We could see that Tina was not only aligned with our company values, but that she always had ideas on how we could improve, and we knew she would constantly push the company forward to achieve higher levels of performance and success.” 

 Ms. Breen is the Founder and Chairperson of the Women in NAWLA 10 Group and also serves on the boards of the Manville Public Library and the Somerset County Regional Animal Shelter.   

Feb 10, 2020

MRS News

Introducing Nick Greco!

Nick Greco

MRS is delighted to welcome Nick Greco to our outside sales team. Nick brings about 9 years of sales and customer service experience in the residential and commercial building industry.

Nick is very passionate about being able to contribute to his customers’ success in every way possible and learning about new innovative products in the industry. Throughout his career, Nick has had the opportunity to work every stage of an order, from handling, to selling, to purchasing and delivering. This has given him a unique perspective and understanding of what his client’s need and expect from him.

When he is not working, Nick likes spending time with his family, especially for Sunday dinner. He also enjoys fishing and outdoor activities, and regular workouts at the gym.

Nick will be covering outside sales in Long Island. Be sure to introduce yourself to him if you haven’t already, and definitely show him some LinkedIn love below. Welcome to the team Nick!

Jan 02, 2020

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Becomes Premier Distributor for Benjamin Obdyke

HORSHAM, PA. – Benjamin Obdyke, Inc., recognized for its line of high performance roof and wall products including Roll Vent, Cedar Breather and Slicker® Rainscreen, recently broadened its partnership with Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS). Beginning in January 2020, MRS will offer the full Benjamin Obdyke product line, including the flagship product, HydroGap® drainable housewrap, to the mid-Atlantic market.

“We are excited to deepen our already twenty year relationship with Benjamin Obdyke,” said Brian Boyd, President. “MRS and Benjamin Obdyke both have a passion for educating on better building practices and use of high-quality materials. We are aligned in our vision and eager to tell the “Build Better” story through our partnership. Our company is particularly excited about providing access to performance-leading products, like HydroGap, that Benjamin Obdyke provides.”

HydroGap® Drainable Housewrap is the best performing drainable housewrap on the market. Available in 5-foot by 100-foot rolls, HydroGap provides true drainage versus other housewraps. HydroGap allows water to drain away from the wall in seconds, eliminating the propensity for water to go into thousands of nail holes, flashing details and other penetration points to cause damage.

In addition to superior drainage performance, HydroGap® offers an unmatched system warranty that guarantees quality and performance for 15 years. HydroGap® offers a way for dealers and builders to differentiate themselves, by allowing them to provide a superior protection system and peace-of-mind for home and building owners.
HydroGap® and the full Benjamin Obdyke product line will be available through Manufacturers Reserve Supply in January.

About Manufacturers Reserve Supply
MRS is a fourth generation family owned and operated business that was founded in 1931. Rooted in Irvington, New Jersey, MRS specializes in the 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. Using its own fleet of company drivers and company tractor-trailers, MRS distributes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Connecticut territories. For more information, visit

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About Benjamin Obdyke
Since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke has been helping architects, builders and contractors in the United States and Canada Build Better™ by developing and adding new advances to its product line. Benjamin Obdyke develops, sources, markets and sells proprietary roof and wall products that improve the building envelope and the performance of other building materials for the new construction, repair and remodel markets. Innovations from Benjamin Obdyke, such as the first roofing ridge vent on a roll, the first wood roofing underlayment and the first rolled product to provide drainage and air flow in rainscreen wall assemblies, have helped shape today’s building practices. Headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Obdyke partners with a network of distributors, dealers, buying groups and cooperatives to reach building professionals in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

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