10/20/2014

PPG to acquire Pittsburgh-based architectural paint distributor Westmoreland Supply

PPG Industries announced that its North American architectural coatings business has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Westmoreland Supply, an independent architectural paint distributor headquartered in Pittsburgh.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition of Westmoreland Supply, which operates a 12-store network throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, will expand PPG’s North American company-owned stores footprint. Following completion of the acquisition, the locations will operate as part of PPG’s network of more than 900 company-owned stores in North America, and will be rebranded under the company’s new PPG Paints store brand.

“The acquisition of Westmoreland Supply further strengthens PPG’s company-owned stores network,” said Scott Sinetar, PPG vice president, architectural coatings, North America. “Customers who know Westmoreland Supply will continue to benefit from a great product selection and excellent customer service.

Customers will also have access to the consistent, integrated experience PPG delivers through its network of PPG Paints stores.” PPG Architectural Coatings is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings and products. The business produces paints, stains and specialty coatings marketed under well-recognized product lines such as FLOOD®, GLIDDEN®, HOMAX®, LIQUID NAILS®, OLYMPIC®, PPG Paints and PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brands. In addition to its company-owned stores, its distribution network throughout the U.S. and Canada includes more than 5,000 independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers.

Source: PPG Industries/ppg.com