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Foundation Building Materials (FBM), a North American Leader in Specialty Building Products and Mechanical Insulation, recently announced the release of a new, customer focused mobile application. Designed around today’s busy construction professional and the need to eliminate costly guesswork and follow up associated with building materials delivery, FBM has built a mobile app geared toward exactly that. With the push of a button, FBM customers can quickly view contents and track the delivery status of their building materials orders....

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Foundation Building Materials, one of the largest specialty distributors of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems and mechanical insulation in North America, announced on August 1, 2017 that it completed the acquisition of American Wal-Board, LLC. Founded in 1995, American Wal-Board is an independent distributor of drywall, steel framing, insulation, roofing and fireplace products. Led by a strong management team, American Wal-Board operates one branch in Tennessee and one branch in Mississippi. “Today’s announcement is another strategic acquisition for FBM,” said Ruben Mendoza,...

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In mid-July, FBM was joined by a host of other national and local walls and ceilings professionals at the FWCCA Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. The event took place over a 3-day period featuring a range of industry trainings including educational sessions on “Non-Metallic Plaster Bases for Stucco Systems” and “The Evolution of Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS).” In addition to the training opportunities, a group of FWCCA representatives, comprised of distributors, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors led a...

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Foundation Building Materials is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of two established building materials distributors, Ceiling & Wall Supply (CWS) and Virginia Builders Supply. Established in 1982, Ceiling & Wall Supply, a leading independent distributor of Armstrong suspended ceiling systems, drywall, steel framing, insulation and Dryvit products brings a well-established 35-year track record of delivering quality products and professional service. Through strong relationships with industry leading manufacturers, Ceiling & Wall Supply positioned itself well to meet the needs of its contractor...

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Foundation Building Materials in Evansville, Indiana recently celebrated a Grand Opening and Open House Event for customers, staff and vendors alike. The new Evansville FBM location is equipped with both a large warehouse facility for handling drywall, steel and Armstrong ceilings as well as a new tool and fastener showroom featuring industry leading brands such as Stanley Black & Decker, DeWALT, Makita, TapeTech, Stabila, Ramset, PLS Lasers, Irwin, Hyde, Surface Shields, TrimTex, Aervoe, 3M, Grabber, WalBoard, Nu-Wave and more....

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Foundation Building Materials (FBM), one of the largest specialty distributors of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems in the United States and Canada, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Gypsum Wallboard Supply, Inc. (“Gypsum Wallboard Supply”) located in Tacoma, Washington. Gypsum Wallboard Supply operates one branch and is a leading distributor of drywall, steel framings, ceilings, insulation and finishing products. “We are excited to announce our agreement with Gypsum Wallboard Supply which strengthens our market position in the...

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Foundation Building Materials, Inc. (FBM), one of the largest specialty distributors of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems in the United States and Canada, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Wallboard, Inc. with two branch locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Wallboard is a leading independent distributor of drywall, steel framing, insulation and finishing products primarily servicing the commercial segment as well as the multi-family segment of the residential business. “The combination with Wallboard significantly increases FBM’s...

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Foundation Building Materials (FBM), one of the largest specialty distributors of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems in the United States and Canada, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Trident Distribution, Inc.’s Atlanta, Georgia branch location. Trident Distribution’s Atlanta branch provides mechanical insulation, materials and accessories, including pipe fabrication, for use in industrial, commercial, power, and process industry construction. “The acquisition of Trident Distribution marks FBM’s first acquisition within the attractive mechanical insulation segment since our acquisition of...

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Foundation Building Materials recently announced the acquisition of the specialty building products division of Irwin Builders Supply Corporation located in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Irwin, a well-established building supply company, has been providing a broad range of building products including drywall, metal studs, ceiling and wall systems, insulation and other complementary products to the local professional contractor market since 1949. “We are pleased to reach an agreement with Irwin and welcome their experienced team to FBM. Irwin has built a great reputation over its 70...

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Foundation Building Materials (FBM) Management, Sales and Marketing Staff gathered in the Houston, Texas area for 3 days of focused educational training sessions on specialty building products and mechanical insulation offerings. This is the second year we have held FBM University. The first day was marked by key presentations on overall business strategy and sales direction with a fun team building event ending the day. The second day consisted of a range of training sessions from select vendor partners...

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