GMS Inc. (NYSE: GMS), Tucker, Ga., a distributor of specialty building products, has acquired two companies, Engler, Meier & Justus Inc. and Blair Building Materials.
Chicago-based Engler, Meier & Justus distributes drywall, acoustical ceilings and other related interior construction products. EMJ has locations in Chicago, Charlotte, Raleigh and Doraville.
Blair Building Materials provides exteriors, insulation and waterproofing products. Blair operates out of one location in Maple, Ontario, Canada.
GMS also opened its new greenfield yard in Ontario and two new AMES locations.
“We are pleased to welcome the experienced and highly respected teams from EMJ and Blair to GMS,” said John C. Turner Jr., president and CEO of GMS. “With EMJ, we are expanding our presence in the Chicago market to enhance our service levels and extend our reach in that metropolitan area, while the addition of Blair enables us to further scale our complementary product offerings in the Greater Toronto Area.”