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Foundation Building Materials (FBM) Expands Market Presence in the Pacific Northwest and Central U.S.

We are pleased to announce the recent and successful acquisition of two well-respected, regional building materials suppliers, Kent Gypsum and Ken/API. These welcome additions to the Foundation Building Materials family provide new market presence in the states of Washington and Kentucky with expanded coverage in Ohio.

Over the past 40 years, Kent Gypsum has been a leading building materials supplier in the Pacific Northwest. They operate out of 4 locations in the greater Washington State area supplying drywall, accessory products, insulation and steel with a fleet of 26 specialty delivery vehicles.

Over the past 30 years, Ken/API has been exceeding the expectations of construction subcontractors in the Central U.S. while operating 8 locations including 4 in Kentucky and 4 in Ohio. They offer a wide range of products including drywall, plaster, steel, insulation and ceiling systems which are supplied by their fleet of boom trucks, flat beds, Moffett trucks and tractor trailers.

With the addition of Kent Gypsum and Ken/API to the team, FBM will now be operating 98 branches in 18 states with approximately 2000 employees.

Regardless of how much or how little we grow, our strong company values will remain centered around the needs of our customers, safety, teamwork, honesty and integrity.

To view a map of all FBM locations, including the new additions resulting from Kent Gypsum and Ken/API click here.

For additional information please see the formal FBM acquisition announcement letters from Kent Gypsum and Ken/API below.

Ken/API Letter                       Kent Gypsum Letter
FBM Acquires Ken API LetterKent Gypsum Letter