F.W. Webb Company now has a presence in New York City following the acquisition of Palace Plumbing & Heating Supply, a wholesale distributor with a location in Manhattan and the Bronx. Owning more than a dozen locations in upstate New York, the transaction will extend F.W. Webb into a vital metropolitan region and grow the company’s footprint across the state.
"We have had a desire to get into New York City. Over the past couple of years, we have been working toward that goal by making acquisitions and opening new locations in the surrounding area," said Jeff Pope, F.W. Webb President. "Palace is known to be a top supplier in the industry and we are pleased to have the opportunity to serve their customers."
Effective today, the two locations will begin operating as F.W. Webb. Employment offers were made to all Palace Plumbing & Heating Supply associates and most of them will become F.W. Webb employees. The wholesale stores will offer plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration and PVF inventory for commercial and residential contractors. Services will include online ordering, an inventory replenishment program and 24/7 emergency service.
"F.W. Webb has that small family feel, but it is backed by a large distribution network. I'm confident that they will continue to provide the high-quality products and world-class service that our customers have become accustomed to over the last 44 years," said Frank Hartman, Principal Executive Office, Palace Plumbing & Heating Supply.
In June, F.W. Webb expanded its business into Long Island with the acquisition of North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply in Riverhead, NY. Earlier this year, the company also became an official sponsor of the New York Yankees.
An industry pioneer since 1866, F.W. Webb Company is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings in the Northeast. F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 90 across nine states and proudly offers customers an extensive inventory of products and dedicated services that reach from underground to the rooftop. Covering 15 areas of expertise, specialty markets include process controls, water works, environmental services and more. F.W. Webb also operates more than 40 Frank Webb Home bath, kitchen and lighting retail showrooms. For more information about F.W. Webb, please visit fwwebb.com
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