L&W Supply Acquires Business of Merrimack Building Supply

January 4, 2021 – 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 business of Merrimack Building Supply, a building materials distributor with locations in southern New England.

Founded in 1985, Merrimack started as a drywall distributor but has grown to service residential and commercial markets with products including acoustical ceilings, insulation, exterior finishes, steel framing and related products. L&W Supply will continue to service customers from the three former Merrimack locations in Merrimack, New HampshireMedway, Massachusetts; and Stratford, Connecticut. By acquiring the business of Merrimack, L&W Supply will increase its team of experienced associates and strengthen its presence in the New England market.

“We are excited to welcome the Merrimack Building Supply associates to the L&W Supply family. Over the past 35 years, the Merrimack team has built strong relationships with contractors in the greater New England area,” said John McLaughlin, Vice President of L&W Supply’s Northeast Region. “We look forward to continuing to support their contractor customers. These locations improve our local footprint and will allow us to strengthen our relationships with area contractors.”


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 178 locations in 35 states. More information about L&W 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 — including myABCsupply, a tool that allows contractors to order materials, track deliveries, pay invoices and more.

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. The company was also named a Best Employer for New Grads by Forbes in 2021.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 840 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 and the company’s LinkedIn page.

About Leo Law Firm

Leo Law Firm, a business law firm based in Huntsville, Alabama, represented ABC Supply in this transaction with attorneys Todd Burkett, Kyle Scholl, and Mattison Sutton working on this matter for ABC Supply. 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 and around the world.


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