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07/26/2021

L&W Supply finalizes acquisition of Builders FirstSource gypsum operations

The move provides L&W with 21 facilities located throughout the Northeast and Southeast.
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L&W Supply reported that it has finalized its purchase of the assets of the Eastern U.S. Gypsum Distribution Operations of Builders FirstSource,

The move provides Chicago-based L&W with 21 facilities located throughout the Northeast and Southeast, which generated sales of approximately $160 million for Builders FirstSource in 2020.

L&W Supply is a leading specialty distributor for drywall, ceilings, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and residential specialty contractors. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed

“We are excited to welcome the Builders FirstSource Eastern Gypsum associates, customers and suppliers to the L&W Supply family,” said Dan Piché, L&W Supply’s president. “The Eastern Gypsum business acquisition supports L&W Supply’s overall growth strategy.  With the additional locations in the northeast and southeast, we solidify our position in these markets and strengthen our partnerships with area contractors.”

“This transaction gives us an opportunity to divest our gypsum operations to a great partner for our employees and customers,” said Dave Flitman, president and CEO of Builders FirstSource. “Because of its commitment to gypsum, the sale to L&W Supply gives our employees a greater long-term opportunity in the industry, while allowing our company to redeploy assets toward growing our core value-added products and services.”

L&W operates nearly 200 branches in 39 states. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Supply with more than 800 total locations.

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