Ferguson Buys $148M Plumbing Distributor

Ferguson has acquired Cal-Steam Supply Inc., a distributor of plumbing products with 10 locations in the San Francisco Bay area. Cal-Steam had sales of $148.6 million in the year ended Dec. 31, 2005.

Ferguson's parent company, Wolseley, says the acquisition will benefit from its new Stockton, CA, distribution center to be completed later this year.

Ferguson has also acquired Guntersville Fabrication and Sprinkler Co. Inc. and Guntersville Pipe and Supply. Guntersville distributors and fabricates fire protection systems with three locations in the Southeast. It serves Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana.

Guntersville had sales of $31.5 million in the year ended Oct. 31, 2006.

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