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GMS Supplements Its Service Area and Product Offerings in Southern California with the Acquisition of Howard & Sons Building Materials

GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), a leading North American specialty building products distributor, today announced the continuing execution of its strategic growth priorities with the acquisition of a single-location distributor of building products in Southern California.

On May 1, 2024, GMS acquired Howard & Sons Building Materials, Inc., which distributes Wallboard, Steel Framing and Complementary Products from a single location in Pomona, California. With established strong manufacturer partnerships, Howard & Sons offers a wide array of products to its customer base in Southern California. The newly acquired company will transition to operate under existing GMS brand, J&B Materials.

About GMS:

Founded in 1971, GMS operates a network of over 300 distribution centers with extensive product offerings of wallboard, ceilings, steel framing and complementary construction products. In addition, GMS operates more than 100 tool sales, rental and service centers, providing a comprehensive selection of building products and solutions for its residential and commercial contractor customer base across the United States and Canada. The Company’s unique operating model combines the benefits of a national platform and strategy with a local go-to-market focus, enabling GMS to generate significant economies of scale while maintaining high levels of customer service.

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Carey Phelps

Vice President, Investor Relations

Phone: 770-723-3369


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