L&W Supply acquires American Building Materials

Founded 1974, American Building Materials is a distributor of drywall and tools servicing commercial and residential contractors.
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L&W Supply Corporation has acquired the assets of American Building Materials with locations in Wadsworth and Hebron, Ohio.  

The building materials distributor said that by acquiring American Building Materials, L&W Supply will increase its team of experienced associates and strengthen its presence in Ohio. With the acquisition, L&W Supply now has eight locations in the state.

Founded as a family business in 1974, American Building Materials is a distributor of drywall, related accessories, and tools, servicing commercial and residential contractors. 

American Building Materials associates will continue to work at the locations, ensuring customers receive the quality products and exceptional service that they are used to.

“This acquisition allows L&W Supply to enhance our services to contractors in the central Ohio area and introduce L&W Supply to new customers in the Akron area,” said John McLaughlin, vice president of L&W Supply’s Northeast Region. “The experience of the American Building Materials team will be a great asset to us, and we are excited to welcome their associates to the L&W Supply family.”

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in Chicago, L&W Supply distributes wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, steel studs, joint treatment, insulation, fasteners, and related building products. The business operates more than 200 branches in 40 states. 

ABC Supply acquired L&W Supply in 2016 and operates more than 840 locations nationwide.

Earlier this year, L&W Supply acquired Holmes Drywall, with locations in Kansas City and Topeka, Kan. and DWS Building Supply with branches in Texas and New Mexico.


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