CHICAGO–May 15, 2017–L&W Supply Corporation, one of the nation’s largest distributors of wallboard and related building products, announced today the acquisition of the assets of Acoustical Ceiling Supply Company (ACS) in Metairie, Louisiana. This marks the first acquisition by L&W Supply after being purchased by ABC Supply in November 2016. With this strategic acquisition, L&W Supply will now operate 137 branches across 35 states. ACS will be the second L&W Supply branch in the New Orleans area.
Started in 1976, ACS is a family-owned business serving the greater New Orleans area. The company provides commercial acoustical ceilings, specialty ceilings, insulation, metal studs and drywall products to customers. “We’re excited to grow our footprint and look forward to continuing to serve the needs of contractors in the New Orleans market,” said Dan Piché, president of L&W Supply. “This acquisition marks the beginning of a new era of strategic growth for L&W Supply.”
Under L&W Supply’s ownership, both branches will have expanded service capabilities and provide a full line of building material products including USG Ceiling Tile & Grid and USG Specialty Ceilings products. ACS is located at 4400 York St. in Metairie, Louisiana 70001.
Since 1971, L&W Supply has been recognized as a world-class interior products company. L&W Supply was acquired by ABC Supply in November 2016. L&W Supply is a leading distributor of wallboard, suspended ceiling tiles, steel studs, joint treatment, insulation, EIFS, fasteners and related building products. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, L&W Supply operates 137 branches in 35 states and reported 2016 revenues of $1.5 billion. More information about L&W is available online at www.lwsupply.com.
ABC Supply is the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of select exterior and interior building products. 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. An 11-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. In 2017, ABC Supply celebrates its 35th anniversary and continued commitment to helping its customers and associates achieve the American dream.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has more than 700 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com. Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog at www.abcsupply.com/blog.
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