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OLYMPIA CHIMNEY SUPPLY ACQUIRES COPPERFIELD CHIMNEY SUPPLY TO BETTER SERVE THE CHIMNEY AND HEARTH INDUSTRY

Scranton, PA, January 3, 2019Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. today announced that it has acquired Copperfield Chimney Supply, an industry leading national distributor serving contractors and retailers in the sales and service of hearth and chimney systems.

“As we welcome Copperfield in to the Olympia Chimney family, we believe that their infrastructure and expertise as a leading national distributor will greatly contribute toward growing our business.” said Bryan Yourdon, CEO, Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. “I am very excited for the future of the combined organization.”

Copperfield was founded by industry icon “Sooty” Bob Daniels in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1978. Now headquartered in Fairfield, IA, Copperfield has grown to employ over 80 employees with five strategically located distribution centers, serving more than 5,500 customers including chimney professionals, hearth specialty retailers and other distributors.

“Olympia’s acquisition of Copperfield brings together two of the biggest names in the chimney and venting industry. Each company has a unique history but we share a strong passion for high-quality products, innovation and exceptional customer service.” said Will Kozlansky, Founder, Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. “Combining the two organizations makes a stronger single entity. Simply put… We are Better Together!”

The Copperfield brand will remain and Copperfield’s customers will continue to use existing communications channels for transactions as usual. They will see minimal change with regard to day to day business operations. Copperfield’s management team will remain intact and their operational headquarters will remain in Fairfield, IA.

"Olympia is the perfect fit for us.” said Julie Kobliska, Vice President, Copperfield Chimney Supply “They manufacture some of the highest-quality products in the industry and are the thought leaders in chimney safety and industry education. We are united by a common passion for innovating and driving the customer experience.”

About Copperfield

Copperfield Chimney Supply is a leading national distributor serving contractors and retailers in the sales and service of hearth and chimney systems. Copperfield offers products under its five proprietary brands of HomeSaver, Woodfield, Gelco, Lock-Top and Lyemance along with the industry-leading brands of more than 100 manufacturers. Founded in 1978, Copperfield is headquartered in Fairfield, IA with operations in California, North Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

http://www.copperfield.com

About Olympia

Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of chimney venting systems, liners and accessories. Olympia provides chimney systems for all fuel sources within its Ventis® family of products. Olympia also manufactures a wide variety of chimney liners including Forever Flex™, Premium Forever Flex™, Armor Flex, Hybrid, and Rhino Rigid™. Headquartered in Scranton, Pa., the company has operations in North Carolina, Indiana, Oregon and New Hampshire.

http://www.olympiachimney.com

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If you would like more information about this press release, please contact Bernie Allen at (800) 569-1425 or email at ballen@olympiachimney.com.

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OLYMPIA CHIMNEY SUPPLY RECEIVES SHARP CERTIFICATION FROM OSHA

Scranton, PA, February 9, 2018Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. has qualified for OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Per the OSHA website “SHARP recognizes small business employers who operate exemplary injury and illness prevention programs”.

“Olympia began working with the PA OSHA Consultation Program in February 2015.” said Anthony Tuttle, Health, Safety and Environment Officer, Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. “The consultant identified issues with machine guarding and procedural documentation. We soon realized that we needed to build a new injury and illness management system from the ground up.”

Over the course of the next sixteen months, Olympia worked diligently with OSHA officials to correct all identified issues. Initially starting with physical changes to the equipment and, in some cases, complete equipment upgrades. This effort led to instituting formal policies, standard operating procedures and direct training programs, with input collected from every operator.

“Employees saw the changes being made and engaged with the safety efforts by joining our review and analysis meetings and sharing insights they gained from their hands-on experience.” said Tuttle. “By partnering with Pennsylvania OSHA and the OSHA On-site Consultation SHARP, we not only exceed national standards for safety, we also stand out from our competitors as a best-in-class workplace for our employees. As a result, Olympia continues to see consistent reduction with our DART and TRC rates year after year.”

Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of chimney venting systems, liners and accessories. Olympia provides chimney systems for all fuel sources within its Ventis® family of products. Olympia also manufactures a wide variety of chimney liners including Forever Flex™, Premium Forever Flex™, Armor Flex, Hybrid, and Rhino Rigid™. Headquartered in Scranton, Pa., the company has operations in North Carolina, Indiana, Oregon and New Hampshire.

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Additional information about OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program and other small business resources is available at www.osha.gov or 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

If you would like more information about this press release, please contact Bernie Allen at (800) 569-1425 or email at ballen@olympiachimney.com.