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October 8, 2013

Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard Brands announced that John Gillespie has joined the company as VP marketing for the company's trade division.

"John brings a wealth of strategic business experience in professional trade marketing, wholesale distribution, as well as consumer marketing," said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands. "John will lead the domestic trade marketing team with the focus of bringing innovation and new integrated selling plans to American Standard's U.S. wholesale business."

October 9, 2012

Ferguson Enterprises, one of the largest wholesale plumbing distributors in the United States, has acquired Davis & Warshow, a leading residential and commercial plumbing supplier in metro New York, through a stock transaction.

February 10, 2012

Robert Marchbank, the newly appointed CEO of ProBuild, is a seasoned executive who spent 19 years moving up the ranks at Ferguson Enterprises, where he eventually became CEO for the entire European operation. He takes on the top job at the largest LBM chain during the LBM’s worst downturn — in many ways, not an enviable position.

January 9, 2012

ProBuild Holdings has announced the appointment of Robert Marchbank, the former CEO of European operations for Wolseley, as its new CEO.  Fred Marino, who had filled the role of interim CEO for the past several months, will continue to serve as vice chairman of the company’s board of directors.

December 2, 2011

Morrison Supply Co., the fourth-largest distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies in the United States, has sold a majority share to private equity firm Advent International.

Founded in 1917, Morrison is now the largest distributor of plumbing supplies in the southwestern United States. The company has 77 branches and showrooms, located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Kansas. Morrison has several lines of business, including plumbing, heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), industrial pipes, valves & fittings, oil & gas and waterworks.

November 17, 2011

The Gores Group, the primary owner of Stock Building Supply, has bought the remaining shares of the LBM company from UK-based Wolseley for an undisclosed sum.  A private equity firm based in Boulder, Colo., and London, The Gores Group acquired a controlling interest in Stock on May 5, 2009.

Wolseley was associated with Stock for 27 years and still owns plumbing and HVAC wholesaler Ferguson Enterprises in the United Sates and Canada. 

October 18, 2011

Ferguson Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest plumbing and HVAC wholesalers, has leased industrial space at the port of Houston, according to the Houston Business Journal.

The Newport News, Va.–based company, which has several locations in the Houston area, has leased about 206,000 sq. ft. of industrial space at the Port Crossing Commerce Center in La Porte.

October 18, 2011

Ferguson Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest plumbing and HVAC wholesalers, has leased industrial space at the port of Houston, according to the Houston Business Journal.

The Newport News, Va.–based company, which has several locations in the Houston area, has leased about 206,000 sq. ft. of industrial space at the Port Crossing Commerce Center in La Porte.

October 11, 2011

Newport News, Va.-based Ferguson Enterprises has purchased the assets of SG Supply Co., a Calumet Park, Ill.supplier of plumbing products, water heaters, hydronic heating, and pipe, valves and fittings for plumbing and mechanical contractors. The purchase price of the transaction, reported by Industrial Distribution, was not disclosed.

October 11, 2011

Newport News, Va.-based Ferguson Enterprises has purchased the assets of SG Supply Co., a Calumet Park, Ill.supplier of plumbing products, water heaters, hydronic heating, and pipe, valves and fittings for plumbing and mechanical contractors. The purchase price of the transaction, reported by Industrial Distribution, was not disclosed.

March 3, 2011

Jess Brown, a Wolseley veteran who worked at both Stock Building Supply and Ferguson Enterprises, has been named VP and chief information officer at RelaDyne, a provider of lubrication products and services for equipment management. 

March 3, 2011

Jess Brown, a Wolseley veteran who worked at both Stock Building Supply and Ferguson Enterprises, has been named VP and chief information officer at RelaDyne, a provider of lubrication products and services for equipment management. 

September 27, 2010

Wolseley, the parent company of U.S. plumbing distributor Ferguson, has announced plans to move its...

Wolseley, the parent company of U.S. plumbing distributor Ferguson, has announced plans to move its official headquarters to Switzerland in order to reduce its tax burden in England. If approved by shareholders, the London-based firm would create a holding company called “New Wolseley” but continue to employ nearly 10,000 people in the U.K.

New Wolseley would still be listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange, according to the proposal.

July 16, 2008

Wolseley’s North American division continues to suffer from the weak U.S. housing market....

July 16, 2008

Wolseley’s North American division continues to suffer from the weak U.S. housing market....

March 11, 2008

Precision Doors of Washington, D.C., will join Stock Building Supply, one of several acquisitions announced...

March 11, 2008

Precision Doors of Washington, D.C., will join Stock Building Supply, one of several acquisitions announced...

January 23, 2008

Wolseley’s North American division continues to suffer from the weak U.S. housing market....

January 23, 2008

Wolseley’s North American division continues to suffer from the weak U.S. housing market....