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Universal Supply Company acquires A&C Supply

May 12, 2015

Universal Supply expands its footprint in the New Jersey Tri-State market

Supports the US LBM diversification strategy for specialty product categories and higher margin materials

As the U.S. Housing Market improves, this partnership greatly enhances the capacity to service and supply the fastener needs of commercial contractors and remodelers

Riverside, New Jersey – May 12, 2015 – Universal Supply Company, a subsidiary of US LBM Holdings, LLC (“US LBM”), announces the acquisition of A&C Supply from Fred Lindsay who, along with current employees, will join the Universal team and launch the new Universal Fasteners brand.

Originally founded in 2003 by Fred Lindsay, A&C Supply is a premier distributor of construction fasteners, tools and supplies to framing contractors, builders and remodelers in the Delaware Valley.

“The team at A&C Supply is extremely excited be a part of Universal Fasteners,” said President Fred Lindsay. “This is the perfect opportunity to expand our business and provide fasteners, compressors, safety equipment, scaffolds, ladders, sealants, adhesives, specialty tools, and repair services to the entire Universal Supply marketplace.”

Jeff Umosella, COO of US LBM and President of Universal Supply states, “The formation of Universal Fasteners supports the US LBM strategy to diversify our specialty product categories and customer base. The experience and professionalism of the A&C team will fit seamlessly into the Universal Supply family.”

Universal Supply was founded in 1965 by Joseph Umosella, Jr. with one part-­‐time employee, one pallet jack and a small building. Today, Universal Supply has over 248 employees and thirteen locations that reach into the markets of Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Universal Supply has become the premier source for building and remodeling products and services in southern and central New Jersey.

For more information on Universal Supply Company, go to www.universalsupply.com

US LBM, recipient of the 2015 ProSales Dealer of the Year, is a collection of leading building material distributors across the U.S. in 22 states with 160 locations. Implementing the philosophy of local management and leadership, US LBM capitalizes on the premier reputation of its operating companies and the local customer relationships that each operation is known for in its market. www.uslbm.com.

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Contacts:

Jeff Umosella President
Universal Supply Company
Phone: (609) 561-­‐6300
Email: jeff-­‐umosella@universalsupply.com

Michael Kauchak
Marketing Manager
Phone: (630) 450-­‐9549
Email: mike.kauchak@uslbm.com