Press Release

GMS Expands Presence in South Texas with Acquisition of the Acoustical and Drywall Supply Operations of J.P. Hart Lumber Company

Company Release - 6/3/2019 4:15 PM ET

TUCKER, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS), a leading North American specialty distributor of interior building products, today announced that it has acquired the acoustical and drywall operations of J.P. Hart Lumber Company (“Hart Acoustical & Drywall Supply” or “HADS”) in San Antonio, TX.

Hart Acoustical & Drywall Supply distributes drywall, metal studs, insulation and ceiling tiles through two locations in San Antonio, TX and one location in La Feria, TX. HADS will become part of GMS subsidiary, Lone Star Materials, Inc. (“Lone Star”). The acquisition of HADS will enhance Lone Star’s existing South Texas distribution network, which includes legacy locations in San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX and Laredo, TX.

Post-closing, the HADS operations will transition to the Lone Star brand.

Greg Wright, CEO of J.P. Hart Lumber Company, commented, “We are very pleased that GMS, who shares our dedication to its people and customers, is the new home for our acoustical and drywall distribution business.”

“We are excited to welcome the HADS team to the GMS family and bolster an already strong presence in South Texas,” said Brad Nannen, Vice President of the Southern Division of GMS. He added, “We look forward to leveraging the operations of the combined platform to provide the best products and service to our customers.”

About GMS:

Founded in 1971, GMS operates a network of more than 245 distribution centers across the United States and Canada. GMS’s extensive product offering of wallboard, suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings, and complementary 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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Leslie H. Kratcoski
Vice President, Investor Relations


Source: GMS Inc.