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SRS Distribution Enters Iowa with the Acquisition of WJ Company in Sioux City, Iowa

SRS Distribution (“SRS” or “the Company”) announced today that it has acquired WJ Company, an independent distributor of residential and commercial roofing products servicing the Northwest Iowa region from its Sioux City location. WJ Company was founded in 1976 and currently employs 12 people. The location which is the largest one-step distributor in the market will carry a full line of roofing products and focus on servicing roofing contractors, remodeling contractors and home builders in the Siouxland area.

Mike Clausen, WJ Company’s current owner, and the entire sales and operations team will be staying with the company. WJ Company will operate as part of SRS’ Midwest Roofing Supply division and Mike Clausen, who will be the branch manager going forward, will report directly to Troy Baker, SRS’ District Manager for the upper Midwest.

Dan Tinker, President of SRS Distribution, commented, "We are excited to enter the state of Iowa with a leadership position in the Sioux City market by adding the great people at WJ Company to the SRS family. We will use this as a beach head position to expand across the state in the coming years. In addition, we plan to invest heavily in growing this family company into a regional business that provides great opportunities for the WJ team, great service to our customers and levers the SRS strengths of access to capital and great supplier relationships to unleash their full growth potential.”

Headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS is a building products distribution holding company that with the addition of this new location will operate 102 locations in 35 states under the names: Suncoast Roofers (FL), Southern Shingles (TX/OK/LA/MO/AR), SRS Roofing Supply (AL, MS), Rowe Supply (GA/SC), Atlanta Roofing (GA), Cannon
Supply (SC), Columbia Wholesale (SC), Midwest Roofing Supply (IL/MN/IA/OH), Gary-Hobart Roofing Supply (IN), River City Wholesale (KY), Superior Distribution (TN/MD/VA/NC), Shake & Shingle Supply (CO/KS/MO/IL), Stewart Building & Roofing (AZ), Roofline Supply (OR/CA/UT), Stoneway Roofing Supply (WA), Pace Supply (PA/CT/NJ), Burbank Roofing Supply Group (CA), ABCO Supply (MI), Heritage Wholesalers (MA/NH/CT), and Sierra Roofing Supply(NV). SRS is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners LLC.

Contact: Gary Swan,
Chief Financial Officer
SRS Distribution Inc.
Phone: (214) 491-4107
Fax: (214) 491-4156
5900 S. Lake Forest Drive
Suite 400
McKinney, TX 75070