Press Release: Announcing the Sale of Western Builders Supply

For Immediate Release

Billings, MT – August 25, 2015

Compass Advisors is pleased to announce that Pan American Screw, LLC (“Pan American”), a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, has acquired Western Builders Supply, Inc. (“WBS”), a branded distributor of construction fasteners based in Billings, Montana.

Western Builders Supply, founded in 1945, distributes specialized construction fasteners across the Western and Midwestern U.S. The company’s flagship line of star-drive construction screws is sold under the Big Timber® brand.  

Pan American Screw, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company based in Conover, North Carolina, is a distributor of multi-purpose fasteners for decking, cabinetry, window & doors, sheet metal, framing and wood applications.

“The WBS product line will add tremendous value to our product offering and strengthen our position in the marketplace,” said Gene Dagenhart, President of Pan American Screw.

Compass Advisors advised Western Builders Supply on the transaction. Financial terms will remain confidential. 

Compass Advisors is an M&A advisory firm devoted to helping business owners successfully exit their companies and capture the proceeds of their life investment.  Since 1991, the firm has advised in the sale of more than 140 companies. 

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For more information, contact:


Bryce DeGroot
Compass Advisors | 406.282.6000 ext. 801