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Rugby Acquires Meyer Decorative Surfaces

Concord, NH – December 18, 2014 - Rugby Architectural Building Products announces its agreement to purchase Meyer Decorative Surfaces, Inc., Atlanta, GA, from Saint-Gobain.

“We are extremely excited to expand in the southeast by teaming up with such a long-standing, exceptional franchise,” commented David Hughes, Rugby President and CEO.

“The acquisition offers a great opportunity for the Meyer employees to join a vibrant, successful, growing company. The addition of Meyer branches not only enhances the presence of Rugby in the southeast market but will create beneficial synergies to the overall business,” says David Sullivan, Meyer President.

With the Meyer acquisition, Rugby will enter ten new markets operating out of Roanoke, VA, Kernersville, NC,Charlotte, NC, Wilmington, NC, Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Columbia, SC, Columbus, GA, Savannah, GA, and Suwanee, GA. Rugby and Meyer’s Atlanta operations will be consolidated. The transaction is expected to be completed on 12-31-2014.

About Rugby Architectural Building Products

Rugby Architectural Building Products (www.rugbyabp.com) is a full-line wholesale distributor of specialty building products. Its primary business is the wholesale distribution of non-structural architectural grade building products sold principally to customers who supply end-products for the commercial, industrial, retail, residential and institutional markets. The company’s key product offerings include hardwood plywood, composite panels, solid surface countertops, post-form countertops, high-pressure laminate, interior and exterior doors and millwork,hardwood lumber, cabinet hardware, mouldings, Rugby brand sinks and faucets, and industrial wood coatings. Value-added services include post-form countertop fabrication, custom color matching, laminated panels, cut-to-size panels, edge-banding, custom hardwood molding, hardwood lumber ripping and facing, and interior and exterior door pre-hanging.

Headquartered in Concord, NH, with over $250 million in pro forma annual revenues, the company’s 525 employees serve over 20,000 customers across the United States, with a geographic footprint covering 35 states from 29 distribution facilities servicing markets in Bronx, NY, Moonachie, NJ, Deer Park, NY, Metro Boston, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, LasVegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT, Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO, and with the acquisition of Meyer Decorative Surfaces, Roanoke, VA, Kernersville, NC, Charlotte, NC, Wilmington, NC,Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN,Columbia, SC, Columbus, GA, Savannah, GA, and Suwanee, GA.

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2013 sales of $55.8 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has approximately 187,000 employees. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 15,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.9 billion in 2013.

Rugby Architectural Building Products announces acquisition of Larson Distributing Co., Denver, CO.

Concord, NH, April 25, 2014 - Rugby Architectural Building Products announces the acquisition of Larson Distributing Co., Denver, CO. Founded in 1922, Larson is a distributor of decorative surfacing, cabinet hardware and related products. As part of Rugby, the product lines will be expanded to include architectural wood products, consistent with Rugby’s strategy in all markets. Mike Rook, a veteran of the Denver market, has been appointed General Manager of the Denver operation.

“It has been a pleasure working with John and David Larson and the Larson team to put this opportunity together, and we look forward to building upon Larson’s long-standing, excellent reputation in this key growing western market,” commented David Hughes, Rugby President and CEO.

About Rugby Architectural Building Products

Rugby Architectural Building Products (www.rugbyabp.com) is a full-line wholesale distributor of specialty building products. Its primary business is the wholesale distribution of non-structural architectural grade building products sold principally to customers who supply end-products for the commercial, industrial, retail, residential and institutional markets. The company’s key product offerings include hardwood plywood, composite panels, solid surface countertops, high-pressure laminate, interior and exterior doors and millwork, hardwood lumber, cabinet hardware, mouldings, Rugby brand sinks and faucets, and industrial wood coatings. Value-added services include custom color matching, laminated panels, cut-to-size panels, edge-banding, custom hardwood molding, hardwood lumber ripping and facing, and interior and exterior door pre-hanging. Headquartered in Concord, NH, with over $200 million in annual revenues, the company’s 350 employees serve over 17,000 customers in the largest metro centers in the U.S. with a geographic footprint covering 30 states from 20 distribution facilities servicing markets in Bronx, NY, Moonachie, NJ, Deer Park, NY, Metro Boston, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, Spokane, WA, Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT, Albuquerque, NM, and now, Denver, CO.

Industry Thought Leader David Hughes of Rugby Architectural Building Products Talks Economic Recover

The last several years of economic recovery have been hard on many building material suppliers. Some companies have coped by turning inward, focusing primarily on improving business practices and catching up on necessary technology investments. Rugby exemplifies another option, however, with the company spending the last several years growing by acquisition. Amongst Rugby’s most recent purchases are the Boise, Idaho operations of McKillican American, Inc.; Walden’s Distributing, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas; and New York-based F. W. Honerkamp Co. Inc. In this interview, Rugby President and CEO David Hughes discusses the success of his company’s different approach to survival in the wake of the recession and shares his insights into the ongoing industry-wide recovery. READ MORE NBMDA

From “Industry Thought Leader David Hughes of Rugby Architectural Building Products Talks Economic Recovery and Expansion”
Information, Inc. (04/07/14)

Rugby purchases the Boise, Idaho operations of McKillican American, Inc.

Concord, NH, February 28, 2014 - Rugby Architectural Building Products announces a strategic exchange of operations, whereby Rugby has purchased the Boise, Idaho operations of McKillican American, Inc., and sold its operations in Reno, NV, to McKillican.

“Boise has been a fantastic market for Rugby beginning with our entrance into the market with the acquisition of the former Lumber Products operations in 2012, followed by our expansion into a new distribution center in 2013, and continuing with this exciting transaction today,” commented David Hughes, Rugby President and CEO. He continued, “We were pleased to work with the executives of McKillican to consolidate operations in a way that is beneficial to both customers and suppliers.”

About Rugby Architectural Building Products

Rugby Architectural Building Products (www.rugbyabp.com) is a full-line wholesale distributor of specialty building products. Its primary business is the wholesale distribution of non-structural architectural grade building products sold principally to customers who supply end-products for the commercial, industrial, retail, residential and institutional markets. The company’s key product offerings include hardwood plywood, composite panels, solid surface countertops, high-pressure laminate, interior and exterior doors and millwork, hardwood lumber, cabinet hardware, mouldings, Rugby brand sinks and faucets, and industrial wood coatings. Value-added services include custom color matching, laminated panels, cut-to-size panels, edge-banding, custom hardwood molding, hardwood lumber ripping and facing, and interior and exterior door pre-hanging. Headquartered in Concord, NH, with over $200 million in annual revenues, the company’s 350 employees serve over 17,000 customers in the largest metro centers in the U.S. with a geographic footprint covering 30 states from 19 distribution facilities servicing markets in Bronx, NY, Moonachie, NJ, Deer Park, NY, Metro Boston, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, Spokane, WA, Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT, and Albuquerque, NM.

Rugby announces the acquisition of Walden’s Distributing, Inc., Fort Worth, TX

Rugby Architectural Building Products announces the acquisition of Walden’s Distributing, Inc., Fort Worth, TX.  Founded in 1962, Walden’s distributes high pressure laminate, cabinet hardware, tools, and accessories to the cabinet manufacturing and woodworking industries.

As part of Rugby, Walden’s Fort Worth distribution center will continue to represent top industry brands including Wilsonart, Salice, Knape & Vogt and many others and will operate in the same location, 5704 Airport Freeway, where it has operated since 1984.  “We are excited about the opportunity to join forces with the Walden’s team. With two locations in the DFW area and additional product offerings, it will allow us to broaden our level of service to our customers,” said Tommy Heard, Rugby Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Manager.”

This expansion marks Rugby’s eleventh acquisition since 2010, through which the company has more than doubled its revenue and customer base and grown to 20 distribution centers across the country.  “Walden’s, an iconic franchise in one of Rugby’s largest revenue markets, gives Rugby great additional market presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington metropolitan area, which was number one in the nation in 2012 for population growth,” commented David Hughes, Rugby President and CEO.

Rugby Opens New Oregon Metro Center

Rugby Architectural Building Products announces the completion of its Northwest US consolidation plan with the opening of its new Portland Metro Center, located on Interstate 5 in Wilsonville, OR.

“Success in the era of modern distribution management requires strong execution in productivity, logistics, and inventory availability to achieve class-leading customer order fill rates,” commented David Hughes, Rugby President and CEO, “Rugby assumed short term leases in Eugene and Tualatin, Oregon, and Kent, Washington when we acquired the operations of the former Lumber Products businesses in mid-2012 in order to facilitate a smooth transition to Rugby ownership. Those facilities were unnecessarily close in proximity and have been consolidated into our new state-of-the-art Metro Center in Wilsonville, OR.”

Rugby’s Portland Metro Center is conveniently located at 29899 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Ste 300, Wilsonville, OR, 97070. For more information please contact metro center manager, Randy McComas, 503-692-3322 or rmccomas@rugbyabp.com.

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