Better Header and Eastern Engineered Wood Products Announce Distribution Agreement for Steel Flitch Plate Beams

Jul 28, 2016


Bethlehem, Pa. – (July 28, 2016) – Eastern Engineered Wood Products, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, and Better Header, manufacturer of high strength steel and wood composite flitch plate beams, announce an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of Better Header products to pro lumber dealers and component manufacturers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

“Over the past years doing business with Eastern Engineered Wood Products and others, we have found their quality and on time delivery to be far better than their competitors. By combining our products and services, along with theirs, we can provide pro lumber dealers, more efficient service for their contractors and customers,” states Peter N. Guttieri, President of Better Header, Inc.  .

“Our customers have expressed a need for a carpenter-friendly beam and header products for applications that exceed the capacity of traditional wood beams,” says Todd Lindsey, President of Eastern Engineered Wood Products.  “We’re excited to marry our high-performance design and logistical service platform with Better Header, the premier steel flitch plate beam producer in the industry,”

The Better Header Company was incorporated in New York in 1998.   The company has over 50 years’ experience in the custom steel fabrication business, and manufactures custom engineered Pre-fabricated Sandwich Plate system beams (Flitch Plates).  Cut to exact length and assembled flush with Grade 5 hardware, therefore, framing out for wallboard applications is not required. An emphasis on customer service and speedy production times, Better Header offers a full line of custom products.  For more information please visit our company website at

Eastern Engineered Wood Products incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1998.  The company designs and distributes structural floor and roof systems to the professional contractor trade through a network of retail lumber yards and truss manufacturers.  The company’s services include technical design and CAD services, cutting product to size for application on individual projects, and just-in-time delivery.  More can be learned from the company website at


From management and design, operations and drivers, sales and accounting, Eastern's focus on timely, accurate orders and exceptional service never wavers. Eastern's dedication to customers' requirements is truly a benchmark for the industry.

Jean-Marc Dubois – Nordic Engineered Wood

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