Are you more likely to buy your building materials and supplies from a fledgling company you've never heard of, or from a company that brings a name, reputation and experience to the table?

Most of us would say that known quality, a good reputation, and the benefit of experience in the business influences our decision-making process.

Meet International Bildrite, Inc. (IBI) . . . a privately owned corporation that manufactures a product that has been around for 80 years. IBI, headquartered in International Falls, Minnesota, manufactures fiberboard sheathing for exterior wall application, high density roof board, and sound deadening board for interior use. They also have the capability to produce custom order fiberboard products.

Experience abounds at IBI. Company founders Frank and Enza Orsi have been manufacturing fiberboard since 1978. They purchased IBI in 1986. Dale Krueger, Production Supervisor for IBI has 40 years of fiberboard manufacturing experience, and he's not alone. Many of IBI's production people have 35 to 40 years experience in the business.

In addition to the name, the reputation and the experience of IBI and its employees, the company is one of its local community's major employers. They also provide work to many loggers and truckers in the area.


In IBI's manufacturing process our primary raw material, aspen, is refined into a wood pulp which is later combined with asphalt, wax and other raw materials. This wood stock is run through a unique forming machine process, dried in a kiln and is trimmed to various sizes. Our fiberboard is sold in truckload quantities and is marketed to building material distributors to builders and roof contractors.

International Bildrite, Inc.
is one of the five major firms who make up the American Fiberboard Association. International Bildrite manufactures fiberboard sheathing to produce a safer wall system. Thanks to lots of attention through the media last year, builders know that humid air from the inside of a home during cold weather, can penetrate an exterior wall cavity year after year. The result? Interior rot that can lead to structural damage. The reason for the growing use of fiberboard sheathing is simple: It breathes and lets moisture out of the wall cavity, minimizing the risk of damage. Bildrite fiberboard test results show that it has a rating of at least 25 perms.

Bob Boyer, Sales Manager for Bildrite, says that the advantages of fiberboard products are undeniable, "Bildrite sheathing does everything that other sheathings do, plus it insulates, and because of Bildrite's sound deadening characteristics, it offers more sound resistance than most sheathing," says Boyer. Also, "We're proud of the recycling aspect to our business, and the fact that sheathing is a 'full dimension' product, so there is less waste that we as a company generate, and that our builder customers generate as well."

When you're in the market for sheathing products, Bildrite sheathing is a brand name, accepted, low risk, consistently high quality, performance valued sheathing, stable in cost with over 80 years of product usage in the market. Again, are you more likely to buy your building materials and supplies from a fledgling company you've never heard of, or from a company that brings a name, reputation and experience to the table? Ask for "Bildrite".