L&W Supply Acquires American Building Materials

Acquisition Expands Distributor’s Presence in Central Ohio

CHICAGO – June 27, 2022 – L&W Supply Corporation, a leading distributor of top-quality building materials and specialty products in the United States, announced today that it has acquired the assets of American Building Materials with locations in Wadsworth, Ohio, and Hebron, Ohio.

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 Ohio.

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

About L&W Supply

Since 1971, L&W Supply has been recognized as a world-class interior products company and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, steel studs, joint treatment, insulation, fasteners and related building products. L&W Supply was acquired by ABC Supply in November 2016. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, L&W Supply operates over 200 branches in 40 states. More information about L&W Supply is available online at www.lwsupply.com.

About ABC Supply

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors 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 and “making it easy” for them to do their jobs by offering the products, support and services they need. A 16-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 840 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.

About Leo Law Firm:

Leo Law Firm, a business law firm based in Huntsville, Alabama, represented L&W Supply in this transaction with attorneys Todd BurkettTrevor Moore, and Mattison Sutton, working on this matter for L&W Supply. L&W’s parent company, ABC Supply, has been a client of Leo Law Firm for over 30 years, during which period Leo Law Firm has worked with ABC Supply and its affiliates on transactional and litigation matters across the United States.


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