Core & Main Acquires St. Louis Fabrication & Supply, Expands Fire Protection Offering to St Louis Region

ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2018—Core & Main LP, the leading U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Louis Fabrication & Supply, one of the leading providers of fire protection product fabrication and distribution in the St. Louis area and surrounding markets. This acquisition marks the second by Core & Main since becoming an independent company in August of 2017. Effective June 18, the custom fabrication business will operate as a key part of Core & Main’s Fire Protection business. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of St. Louis Fabrication & Supply extends Core & Main’s custom fabrication capabilities to a new region, which means our Midwest customers now can count on us for customized products that meet strict quality standards in the commercial and residential construction markets,” said Brad Cowles, president of Core & Main Fire Protection. “We’re excited to bring Rick Jamison and his organization onboard. Rick has developed a strong team that insists on 100 percent quality in every product they touch.”

Steve LeClair, chief executive officer of Core & Main, said, “This acquisition is another important step for our overall growth strategy and reinforces our ability to offer local expertise, nationwide.”

Rick Jamison, former president of St. Louis Fabrication & Supply, will lead the business development efforts for Core & Main’s Fire Protection business in the St. Louis area and adjacent markets. “I’m thrilled to join the Core & Main family, which will provide tremendous opportunity to further develop our business throughout the Midwest, as we continue to provide first class service to our customers,” said Jamison. “My team and I look forward to leveraging Core & Main’s tremendous knowledge and expertise to achieve our shared vision for the future.”

About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is the largest distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. Operating more than 245 branches nationwide, the company combines local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure. Core & Main’s nearly 3,000 associates are committed to the safe distribution of water to grow and preserve life. Visit to learn more.