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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.

Headquartered in Concord, NH, Rugby Architectural Building Products serves over 9,000 customers in many of the largest metro centers in the US with a geographic footprint covering 25 states from 13 distribution facilities operating in Metro Boston, Metro NYC, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, and Los Angeles, CA.