GMS Inc. a North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems announced the acquisition of the Hawaiian distribution assets of Grabber Construction Products, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Grabber’s Hawaiian operation, founded in 1974, is a supplier of fasteners and drywall related products, including USG ceilings throughout Hawaii. Grabber’s extensive presence in the Hawaiian market will materially expand GMS’s footprint in the state. It will be combined with GMS’s existing Hawaiian operations under the J&B Materials brand.

Don Taylor, vice president of the Western Division of GMS, commented, “We look forward to expanding our product offering and quality service throughout Hawaii. GMS' proven operating model and national resources are poised to form a strong combination with Grabber’s Hawaiian team's deep relationships and outstanding reputation.”

Roland Snyder, CEO of Grabber, stated, “Having our Hawaiian team join with the GMS family is the right move for Grabber. There is a shared level of dedication and drive that will facilitate further success in the Honolulu area and beyond. Grabber’s reputation for superior fasteners in Hawaii will continue to thrive and grow under the expert guidance of GMS.”