NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Ferguson, part of Wolseley plc, purchased Supply North Central Group (SNCG) and its divisions: E&J Plumbing & Heating Supply Inc., Wagner Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., and D&C Plumbing & Heating Supply Co.

SNCG is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., with additional locations throughout Michigan in Utica, Walled Lake, Howell, Dearborn Heights, Traverse City, Petoskey, Waters, and Kalamazoo. It focuses on the sale of residential and light commercial plumbing and hydronic heating products with a concentration in the high-end custom and semi-custom residential construction segment. SNCG serves the Michigan market through a total of 11 showrooms and warehouse locations. The company employs 140 associates, with sales of approximately $46 million. Dave Morrison, current SNCG president, will continue to lead the company.

"Ferguson provides opportunities for our associates that we were not able to offer on our own," explained Morrison. "With Ferguson's vast resources - educational opportunities, financial backing, and inventory - our associates are now able to play on a bigger stage."

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Publication date: 07/10/2006