SouthernCarlson Acquires Fastening Distributor River City Building Supply

Fastening and packaging distributor SouthernCarlson has announced the addition of Sacramento, CA-based River City Building Supply, Inc. The acquisition was finalized on March 31, expanding the organization’s Northern California footprint and service capabilities.


With other California locations in Modesto, Livermore and San Jose, River City Building Supply is a distributor of fasteners, fastening equipment and other critical construction supplies featuring brands such as Simpson Strong-Tie, Paslode, Hitachi, DeWalt, Makita, Senco, Hitachi, Rolair, Grabber, Klein Dayton Superior and many others.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Like SouthernCarlson, River City shares the same core values and commitments to its employees and customers.

Vinnie Villano, President of River City, stated, “It’s exciting to join an organization which will bring further opportunities to all of our employees in the future. We are a customer driven service oriented business and SouthernCarlson having those same core beliefs assures success. With the resources and drive to support the profitable business growth I know we can achieve, we will create new opportunities for our employees as well as our customers.”

SouthernCarlson President Jim Whitley said, “RCBS has built a very strong organization focused on customer satisfaction and execution. I look forward to working closely with Vinnie Villano (EVPOperations), Scott Cowell (EVP-Sales) in their new roles, as well as the entire River City team. RCBS employees and customers have always shared our commitment to service excellence and integrity. Together, we now look forward to an exciting future as we continue our growth in the West Coast market.”

SouthernCarlson is a national distributor of the most recognized brands of construction and packaging fasteners, tools, machines and supplies. SouthernCarlson employs over 900 people and serves a broad array of customers across the country and internationally from over 150 locations.

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