Stock Building Supply, Raleigh, NC, a supplier of building materials to professionals in the U.S., has acquired Coleman Floor Company, Inc. (2005 sales of $233.5 million). Coleman primarily sells and installs residential flooring products to production residential home builders throughout the Eastern U.S. and Chicago. Founded in 1947 in Chicago, Coleman expanded into Virginia and South Florida in the 1970s and into North Carolina in 1996. The company presently operates from 23 locations. Stock now operates 307 locations in 33 states and had reported sales of $4.1 billion for 2005. Stock is a subsidiary of Wolseley plc ($20 billion in 2005 sales) of Theale, England. See article on p. 3 of this section.