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Gypsum Management and Supply (GMS) Acquires Ohio Valley Building Products

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Tucker, GA - Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (GMS), a leading distributor of drywall in the U.S., has signed an agreement to acquire Ohio Valley Building Products based in Wheeling, W. Virginia. Ohio Valley Building Products will be the 34th wholly owned subsidiary of GMS. The deal marks the strategic entrance of GMS into West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

“We are excited about the addition of Ohio Valley to the GMS family”, said Mike Anderson, Vice President of the Northeast Region. “The greater Pittsburgh / Ohio Valley market has been of key interest to us for years. Eric Bayer and his team will be key to us growing in this market in the future."

Eric Bayer, president and owner of Ohio Valley Building Products, LLC indicated he and his team are excited about the opportunity. ”I am very excited to join with GMS. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and that fits well with GMS. We cannot wait to get started.”

Mike Callahan, President of GMS said of the acquisition, “We are pleased to bring Ohio Valley into the GMS family. Eric and his team’s commitment to delivering exceptional quality of service, personnel, products and safety fits with the GMS culture. This partnership fits with GMS’ growth plans and provides the opportunity to expand our service footprint into Pittsburgh and surrounding areas."

About GMS:

GMS is the a leading distributor of drywall, acoustical ceilings and other specialty building materials in the United States. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 150 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit www.gms.com.

About Ohio Valley Building Products:

Established in 1996, Ohio Valley Building Products is a leading supplier of drywall and ceiling products as well as insulation installation services to commercial, multifamily and remodeling sectors in the Pittsburgh and Wheeling, WV markets. For more information about Ohio Valley Building Products, visit www.ohiovalleybuildingproducts.com.

For more information about GMS please visit www.gms.com or email marketing@gms.com.

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