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Keylink and Superior Celebrate Partnership with Tri-State

Keylink and Superior Outdoor Products are celebrating their nearly 30-year partnership with Tri-State Forest Products. Tri-State recently began distributing Keylink’s new Discovery Series aluminum railing.

Keylink American with Rod Rail

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Keylink and Superior Outdoor Products are celebrating a multi-decade partnership with Tri-State Forest Products, Inc. that’s long benefited both companies.

Keylink, a manufacturer of aluminum railing systems, and Superior, a manufacturer of vinyl railing, fence and pergola, have relied on Tri-State as a distributor partner in the Midwest.

“Distribution is key to our business model, so having valuable partners like Tri-State is essential to getting product to our dealers,” said Javan Lapp, Keylink and Superior CEO. “Tri-State was our first distribution customer and we’ve worked with them for nearly 30 years. We appreciate their commitment to growing with us.”

Tri-State says they’re proud to stock Keylink and Superior products because of the quality and innovation that the products represent.

“We’re an American-owned company and we want to support American manufacturing, engineering, and design,” said Rob Latham, Tri-State’s president. “Keylink and Superior make products that we are proud to have on our shelves and supply to our customers, either as stock items or job lots.”

One innovative new product that Latham is excited about is Keylink’s new Discovery Series railing, a product that Tri-State recently brought into stock. “Discovery checks all the boxes for us,” he explained. “It meets a need in the market while being a unique installer-friendly railing that’s going to move off the shelf.”

Discovery Series railing comes in textured black with square balusters. For new installations, aluminum posts come fitted with factory-installed brackets, while aluminum post sleeves and brackets are available to upgrade already-existing wooden posts.

The value of their long-term partnership is evident in the business relationship they’ve built.

“We trust each other,” said Latham. “We know that Keylink and Superior are going to supply us with the best products and be terrific partners, and they know they can rely on us to successfully take their products to market.”

About Keylink

Keylink and Superior are sister companies who manufacture premium outdoor living products designed for the contractor’s ease of installation and crafted for the homeowner’s long-term enjoyment. Based in Pennsylvania and committed to American manufacturing, Keylink and Superior deliver quality products through in-house manufacturing, extrusion, engineering, and design. In addition to supplying exceptional products, the companies support customers with personalized service, marketing resources, and virtual and on-site product training.

About Tri-State Forest Products

Tri-State Forest Products, Inc. is a comprehensive full line wholesale distributor of quality building products. Their mission is to develop long-term relationships with customers and provide them with an array of products at competitive prices. For over 30 years they’ve been providing personal service, high-quality products, and on-time shipments to the Tri-State market, which includes locations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.