The agreement establishes the opportunity for HEW to produce its ZIP System sheathing at Arbec’s Quebec, Canada facility.

"We have seen a strong start to 2016 in our industry and are optimistic for continued growth in the coming years," said HEW president Brian Carlson. "We are making arrangements to augment capacity as part of our ongoing commitment to keep pace with the growing needs of our customers for AdvanTech and ZIP System products."

All specialty products manufactured under the agreement between HEW and Arbec will be stamped and sold under the HEW brand.

Since its introduction in 2007, ZIP System sheathing and tape has been widely adopted by many builders as a replacement for traditional sheathing and housewrap.

The exterior wall and roof system consists of an enhanced moisture-resistant, engineered wood panel, with a built-in, moisture-resistive barrier that eliminates the need for housewrap or felt.