ABC Supply Co. has signed an agreement to acquire Bradco Supply Corp., according to an announcement from Bradco.

The transaction will create a national distributor of exterior building materials with 479 locations in 45 states and the District of Columbia and combined sales of more than $4 billion, according to Bradco.

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of June, after receiving regulatory approvals. Until this occurs, “This is an exciting time for all Bradco constituents: our customers, our vendors and especially our employees,” says Larry Stoddard, Bradco’s chief executive officer. “The combination with ABC will create an even stronger company with exciting growth prospects and a continued focus on customer service.”

“The addition of Bradco is consistent with our mission to be the best distributor of exterior building products and one of the very best places to work in America,” adds David Luck, ABC Supply’s president and chief executive officer.

Bradco Supply Corp., with headquarters in Avenel, N.J., operates 129 branches in 30 states with sales of approximately $1.5 billion in 2009. ABC Supply, with headquarters in Beloit, Wis., operates more than 350 branches in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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