GMS Enhances Its Footprint in Pennsylvania

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Tucker, GA – GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), a leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, announced today it has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Washington Builder’s Supply Company (“WBS”) of Meadow Lands, PA.

“We are proud to add Washington Builder’s Supply to our GMS family,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President of the Northeast Division of GMS. “WBS has a long history in servicing the Greater Pittsburgh Market and a reputation for quality, efficiency and knowledgeable sales support. This yard increases our presence in Western Pennsylvania and will help us better serve this important market.”

WBS will join Ohio Valley Drywall Supply (“Ohio Valley”), a GMS company acquired in 2015 that serves residential and commercial customers in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Ohio Valley stocks a wide variety of products including drywall, steel, insulation and construction accessories. Services include commercial and residential delivery, including after-hours and weekend delivery as needed.

WBS, located south of Pittsburgh, PA, has been in business since 1988 and is led by Joel Whiteko who will remain with Ohio Valley along with the rest of the WBS team. “We at WBS share GMS' commitment to quality and are looking forward to being part of a larger operation,” Whiteko said. “We are eager to integrate into GMS and continue providing excellent customer service and quality materials throughout the Pennsylvania-West Virginia-Ohio region.”

About GMS:

Founded in 1971, GMS operates a national network of distribution centers across the United States. GMS’s extensive product offering of wallboard, suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings, and complementary interior construction products is designed to provide a comprehensive one-stop-shop for our core customer, the interior contractor who installs these products in commercial and residential buildings.

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