Specialty building products distributor Universal Supply opened a new branch location in Newington, Conn. The Newington location provides access to Universal Supply’s showroom and warehouse for Hartford area builders, contractors, and remodelers.

The location is Universal Supply’s 19th overall and is the first to open in Connecticut. The distributor’s 18 other branch locations are in New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The Newington branch features exterior products from GAF Roofing and CertainTeed.

“Builders in the Mid-Atlantic have come to trust and rely on the Universal Supply name and team for decades,” US LBM chief development officer and Universal Supply president Jeff Umosella, said in a public statement. “With the support of the US LBM network, we’re excited to bring our combination of superior products and services to building professionals in the Hartford region.”

Universal Supply, founded in 1965, is a division of specialty distributor US LBM, based in Buffalo Grove, Ill.