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HVAC and Plumbing Wholesaler, VP Supply Corp expands with two acquisitions. VP Supply Corp. announced it has acquired two companies operating in Central New York.


Rochester–based VP Supply, which operates locations in Syracuse, Baldwinsville, and New Hartford, provides wholesale plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); renewable energy; and kitchen products for both contractors and retail consumers.

VP Supply in December acquired Tri-Bro Kitchen & Bath Supply, which has locations in Vestal and Norwich, the Rochester company said in a news release. The acquired firm is now operating as Tri-Bro Supply, a division of VP Supply Corp.

The Vestal location offers products and services for plumbing, HVAC, kitchen and bath projects, along with a retail showroom, VP Supply said. The Norwich location offers products for plumbing and heating needs.

VP Supply also acquired United Fasteners & Hardware, which operates just outside the city of Auburn, in a transaction that closed in October, the release stated. The company has one location that provides hardware supplies such as nuts, bolts, screws, and paints.

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The three new branches expand VP Supply’s existing footprint of 13 branches and eight showrooms that are located across New York and western Pennsylvania, the company said.

The acquisitions increase VP Supply’s total employee count to 312.

VP Supply’s 80,000-square-foot Rochester warehouse and “increased buying leverage” will support the new locations, the company said.

VP Supply Corp. liked the operations at Tri-Bro and United Fasteners and figured they were a “good match” in organizational values, Gary Perkins, vice president of VP Supply Corp., said in the news release.

“Tri-Bro’s products and services mesh nicely with VP Supply’s offerings, and give us two physical locations to better serve our existing customers in those areas,” Gary Perkins, vice president of VP Supply, said. “And by bringing United Fasteners on board, we’re better able to serve our Auburn contractor base with an expanded product offering.”

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About VP Supply
VP Supply Corporation is a Rochester, New York based company that provides Wholesale Plumbing, HVAC, Kitchen, and Renewable Energy products to both contractors and a retail audience. Since 1965, VP Supply has consistently offered quality products with top of the line customer service to its customers. VP Supply was named 60th among the Rochester Top 100 companies for 2011, and has been named to the list 10 times since its creation in 1986. For more information, please call the VP Corporate Offices at 585-272-0110 or visit




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