Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc., Tucker, Ga., has entered the California and Hawaii markets by acquiring San Diego–based J&B Materials, Inc. and its affiliated Hawaiian operation, Pono Building Materials, LLC. In addition, GMS has signed an agreement to acquire Ohio Valley Building Products based in Wheeling, W.Va.
J&B Materials has been a building materials supplier for more than three decades. With locations in El Cajon, Escondido, Riverside and El Centro, Calif., and one in Honolulu, J&B offers a variety of building products including drywall, stucco, lath and plaster, and fasteners.
Ohio Valley Building Products will be the 34th wholly owned subsidiary of GMS. The deal marks the entrance of GMS into West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.