Universal Forest Products, Inc.

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Exhibit 99(a)


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News release


---------------AT THE COMPANY---------------

Brandon Froysland

Director of Finance

(616) 365-1589



Wednesday, April 24, 2019




UFPI reports record first-quarter sales, net earnings and EBITDA
- Unit sales up 7 percent, gross profits up 18 percent and EBITDA up 25 percent -
- Semiannual dividend increased 11 percent –

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) today announced record net sales, net earnings and EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019. The company also announced the UFPI Board of Directors voted to increase the semiannual dividend from $0.18 to $0.20 per share at their April 24, 2019, meeting. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on June 1, 2019.

“I am very proud of the way our teams are executing their businesses by producing record results in a variety of market conditions,” stated CEO Matt Missad. “We grew our margins during the quarter as a result of timely position buying and the contributions of new products and new business. Our investments in automation and efficiency are also beginning to pay dividends, helping us earn more new business and reduce our overall costs of production.” 

While gross sales were impacted by lower lumber pricing, the company’s unit sales increased 7 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year, driven by organic sales growth, acquisitions and increases in value-added sales. The company’s mix of value-added sales relative to commodity sales improved from 62 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to more than 66 percent in the first quarter of 2019. The increase was largely led by unit sales increases in the industrial and construction markets, which grew 16 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Overall, new product sales grew 8 percent. Opportunistic lumber purchases in the fourth quarter of 2018, when prices were low, contributed significantly to the year-over-year increase in gross profits for the first quarter. 

“We continue to focus on new products and services and moving up the value chain for our customers. By utilizing our design, engineering, manufacturing and project management capabilities, we are providing both unique and comprehensive solutions to our customers,” added Matt.



The following information was filed by Universal Forest Products Inc (UFPI) on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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