Building materials and specialty products distributor L&W Supply acquired the assets of G. Proulx Building Materials in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The acquisition brings the number of L&W Supply locations in Florida to 15.

“We are excited to welcome the G. Proulx associates to the L&W Supply family,” Tim Mahaffey, vice president of L&W Supply’s southeast region, said in a news release. “Their commitment to customers over the past 42 years has made them a leader in the market. This acquisition allows L&W Supply to enhance our service to customers and build deeper relationships with contractors and builders in southeast Florida.”

G. Proulx serves the commercial and residential markets with building products including wallboard, steel framing, insulation, and related products. L&W Supply said the G. Proulx associates will continue to work at the Ft. Lauderdale location to ensure seamless access for customers.

Chicago-based L&W Supply, a unit of ABC Supply, operates approximately 200 locations in 38 states. The company recently made an agreement to purchase Eastern U.S. Gypsum Distribution Operations from Builders FirstSource and completed the acquisition of DAICO Supply. The specialty distributor also recently opened branches in Beltsville, Md., and New Castle, Del.