GMS Inc., a North American specialty building products distributor, has provided an update on the continued execution of its growth strategy with the acquisition of AMW Construction Supply, a respected tools and fasteners and other complementary products distributor.
AMW was officially acquired on October 2nd, 2023. In addition, GMS announced the recent openings of two new greenfield yards and two new AMES store locations.
“We are pleased to announce the continued expansion of Complementary Products with the acquisition of AMW,” said John C. Turner, Jr., president and CEO of GMS. “With a service-focused culture and deep tools and fasteners expertise, we are excited to welcome the AMW team to GMS. We look forward to leveraging their capabilities to further expand this business as we continue our focus on growing this margin-accretive category.”
Founded in 1984, AMW is based in Phoenix, Arizona, with a focus on tools and fasteners for residential and commercial framing and concrete projects. Backed by employees with over 125 years combined experience in the industry, AMW has established strong partnerships with leading industrial product manufacturers to bring to market the region’s best and most complete line of products and services to the construction, stone, and brick products industry.
AMW will continue to operate under its legacy name and will further support GMS’s existing presence in the Phoenix market and provide additional Complementary Product offerings across the region.
GMS also recently established two new greenfield locations, expanding its presence to provide enhanced service and product offerings in the following markets:
- In Jessup, MD and Elizabeth, NJ, GMS adds to its Capitol Building Supply, Inc. platform, further expanding service and capabilities across the broader Northeast market.
Following its acquisition by GMS in December 2021, the AMES platform over the summer continued to execute against its growth strategy by adding two new AMES store locations in San Antonio, TX and Palm Desert, CA.