BELOIT — ABC Supply Co. Inc. has finalized its purchase of L&W Supply from USG Corporation (United States Gypsum Corporation).
L&W Supply is a leading specialty distributor of drywall, ceiling tile, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and residential contractors. L&W Supply will operate as a separate division of ABC Supply.
“We are excited to begin this next phase of our growth strategy, and we look forward to welcoming the L&W Supply associates into the ABC family,” said Keith Rozolis, ABC Supply’s president and chief executive officer. “As a world-class distributor of interior building materials, L&W shares ABC’s deep commitment to serving the professional contractor.”
The acquisition of Chicago, Illinois-based L&W Supply adds 136 locations to ABC Supply. ABC Supply, based in Beloit, is the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of select exterior and interior building products and now has over 700 locations in 49 states and sales of more than $8 billion.
Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors—taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. It accomplishes this by being an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.
ABC Supply has more than 700 locations nationwide. The privately held company had sales of approximately $5.9 billion in 2015 and is a 10-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.