LBM software company ECi today announced it acquired Spruce Computer Systems, an Albany, N.Y.-based LBM software company. As part of the acquisition, Rob Fitzpatrick, the current president of Spruce, will take over as president of ECi’s lumber, building materials and hardlines (LBMH) division.

"We are very excited to become part of the ECi family,” said Fitzpatrick. “While we have competed with each other in the LBMH market over the years, Spruce has always held ECi in the highest regard. We felt that by joining forces we could better serve businesses in the LBMH sector. Our combined resources and industry expertise will translate to an even higher level of innovation, support and service."

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