Beacon (Nasdaq: BECN) (the “Company”) announced today that it has acquired Midway Sales & Distributing, Inc. (“Midway Wholesale” or “Midway”), a leading Midwest distributor of residential and commercial exterior building and roofing supplies, including a broad offering of complementary products to contractors, homebuilders and retail customers. Midway Wholesale has built a strong reputation for quality and reliability serving customers at 10 locations across Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. With annual sales of approximately $130 million, the acquisition deepens Beacon’s already strong presence in the Midwest.
“The Midway team looks forward to joining forces with Beacon. Our business has grown successfully since incorporation in 1974 by providing customers with superior service and taking care of our employees,” commented John Ossello, Vice President, Midway. “We look forward to the investments Beacon will be able to make that further our partnership with customers and develop our team’s potential.”
“We are pleased to welcome Midway’s employees and customers to the Beacon team as we help build the next chapter of the company’s story,” said Julian Francis, President & CEO of Beacon. “Expanding our depth of service in the Midwest will bring Midway customers the opportunity to benefit from Beacon’s digital solutions, TRI-BUILT product line and OTC® network. With this acquisition, our strategic initiative for growth takes on a new lever, adding a high-quality team and key locations to further drive our performance.”
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Founded in 1928, Beacon is a Fortune 500, publicly traded distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products in North America, operating over 400 branches throughout all 50 states in the U.S. and 6 provinces in Canada. Beacon serves an extensive base of over 90,000 customers, utilizing its vast branch network and diverse service offerings to provide high-quality products and support throughout the entire business lifecycle. Beacon offers its own private label brand, TRI-BUILT, and has a proprietary digital account management suite, Beacon PRO+, which allows customers to manage their businesses online. Beacon’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol BECN. To learn more about Beacon, please visit www.becn.com.
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