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MSC Holdings, Inc. acquires Farnsworth Wholesale Company.


Acquisition will provide MSC Holdings stronger presence in the Southwest

MSC Holdings, Inc., parent company to Morrison Supply Company, leading wholesale distributor of plumbing, HVAC and builder products in the Southwest, and Express Pipe & Supply, leading wholesale distributor of plumbing and builder products in Southern California, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Mesa, Arizona-based Farnsworth Wholesale Company. As one of the largest plumbing supply businesses in the Arizona market, Farnsworth Wholesale Company has five locations and focuses on the Plumbing, HVAC and Waterworks markets. Farnsworth Wholesale Company will continue to operate under its existing brand name.

Chip Hornsby, Chief Executive Officer of MSC Holdings said, "With the addition of Arizona to our business, we have become a formidable supplier from Texas over to Southern California giving us the opportunity to be a predominant supplier in the Southwest. Our focus will continue to be on servicing our customers at the local level. We look forward to working with Farnsworth Wholesale Companyís leadership team to achieve their goals in the Arizona market. The performance of each location is what creates our success today and in the future."

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Farnsworth Wholesale Company President, Mark Shill said, "We at Farnsworth Wholesale are excited to be a part of the vision that Chip and company are undertaking. Chip has surrounded himself with an impressive team, and with their experience it will assist us in broadening our offerings and lengthening our stride to be the top wholesaler in the Arizona Market. We believe they can only add to our reputation and help us gain a greater market share."

MSCís acquisition of Farnsworth Wholesale Company expands the companyís footprint into Arizona and underscores the continuing strategy of growth through acquisitions and the opening of new locations. Recently Morrison Supply also completed the purchase of Norman Supply, with four branches, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

About Morrison Supply and Express Pipe & Supply

Founded in 1917, Morrison is now the largest distributor of plumbing supplies in the Southwest United States. The company has 90 branches and showrooms, located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Kansas. Morrison has several lines of business, including plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), industrial pipes, valves & fittings, oil & gas and waterworks. For more information, please visit the Morrison website at

Express Pipe & Supply was founded in 1994 and is a leading plumbing wholesale distributor in Southern California. The company operates 13 branch locations stretching from Van Nuys to Chula Vista, CA. For information, please visit the Express website at




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