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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 www.mrslumber.com.

Follow MRS online:
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Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/manufacturersreservesupply/
LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturers-reserve-supply-inc
Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/mrs_lumber/

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 www.benjaminobdyke.com.

Follow Benjamin Obdyke online:
Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/benjaminobdyke/
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BenjaminObdykeInc/
“Build Better Blog” at http://www.benjaminobdyke.com/education-events
Installation videos on http://www.youtube.com/user/benjaminobdyke

Oct 25, 2019

Architects Learning Day – October 23, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Our Architects Learning Day on October 23, 2019 included several educational courses, an exceptional breakfast and lunch, and a fun yoga session. Held at the historic Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, the event had over 35 attendees which included many local architects from the immediate Philly area.  MRS was delighted to host the event and support the architectural community in their continuing education.

Special shout out to the companies that helped us make this event possible by offering a course, Trex, James Hardie, Benjamin Obdyke, PlyGem and Typar. 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 Architects Learning Day, or you know of an architectural firm who would be interested in receiving our information, please contact us via email at events@mrslumber.com or give us a call at 973-373-1881.  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 on our Website www.mrslumber.com.

Aug 20, 2019

AIA Learning Day August 14, 2019

Our AIA Learning Day on August 14, 2019 included several educational courses, a delicious breakfast and lunch, and a lovely view. Held at the charming Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ, the event had over 55 attendees which included architects from different parts of the tri-state area.  MRS was delighted to host the event and support the architectural community in their continuing education.

Special shout out to the companies that helped us make this event possible by offering a course, Trex, James Hardie, Benjamin Obdyke, Jeld-Wen,  Aeratis and Typar. 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 us via email at events@mrslumber.com or give us a call at 973-373-1881.  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 on our Website www.mrslumber.com.

Jan 21, 2019

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Expands its Capacity

Manufacturers Reserve Supply Expands its Capacity and Service with a
New 73,000 Square Foot Warehouse

Irvington, NJ — Manufacturers Reserve Supply (MRS). In a move designed to meet the growing needs of its customers and suppliers, MRS completed the construction of a new 73,000 square foot warehouse at its Irvington, NJ headquarters location.

The warehouse, built by RC Anderson, was completed on schedule in five months. MRS chose RC Anderson due to their impeccable reputation as one of the three largest builders of Amazon facilities in the country. With inventory scheduled to be moved in this week, the new warehouse will be fully functional before the end of January.

The new warehouse significant increases MRS’s capabilities. Prior to the new facility, MRS had about 90,000 square feet of warehousing. Today the company has a total of over 150,000 square feet located in 4 warehouses. The newest facility not only provides the space for more efficient operations, it also offers important reload opportunities to manufacturers and allows MRS to maintain its practice of keeping 100% of their materials inside. This keeps them clean, dry and protected from the elements from the day they are manufactured, to the day they are use d on the job site.

This is something we have had in our growth and support plans for a while and we are excited to finally execute them.” said Brian Boyd, president of MRS. “We see a great deal of potential in the Northeast market for our customers and suppliers and we want to make sure we have the necessary infrastructure and are well positioned to support that growth and their needs.”

A special thanks to the Township of Irvington for continuing to work with MRS  hand in hand. MRS is proud to be located in Irvington for the last 88 years. With a planned open house in the Spring of 2019, MRS is excited to share its new facility with the industry and welcomes any inquiries to tour the new warehouse.

 

Jan 10, 2019

COLLEGE OF PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE 2019

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 georgette@mrislumber.com 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 www.mrslumber.com.

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.