GMS Inc. announced May 1 the continuing execution of its strategic growth priorities with the acquisition of a single-location distributor of building products in Southern California.

On May 1, GMS acquired Howard & Sons Building Materials, Inc., which distributes wallboard, steel framing and complementary products from a single location in Pomona, California. With established, strong manufacturer partnerships, Howard & Sons offers a wide array of products to its customer base in Southern California. The newly acquired company will transition to operate under the existing GMS brand J&B Materials.