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Core & Main Acquiring Inland Water Works Supply Co.

News | July 25, 2022 | By:

Core & Main, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Inland Water Works Supply Co., a full-service distributor of water and wastewater products, based in Southern California.

“With a focus on personal service and attention to detail, Inland Water Works Supply has proven itself to be a supplier of choice in its local market for 70 years,” says Steve LeClair, chief executive officer of Core & Main. “This strategic acquisition will allow us to better serve our combined customer base alongside a highly-experienced and cohesive team.”

“We admire Inland Water Works Supply’s dedication to their associates, customers and suppliers,” added Jack Schaller, president, Core & Main. “They have firmly established themselves as a trusted and reliable distributor to contractors and municipalities within their community due to their expertise and commitment to outstanding service. We look forward to serving Southern California together.”

“Inland Water Works Supply has a 70-year history that is deeply rooted in commitment to both our customers and our employees,” says Jeff and Greg Spears, co-owners of Inland Water Works Supply Co. “We have a great team that succeeds by being experts in our field and offering exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves on being problem solvers and trusted partners. Core & Main’s commitment to serving local communities, providing technical expertise and a family-oriented culture align well with our personal values. Our inclusion into the Core & Main family will allow us to offer our customers and employees an expanded portfolio of products and services, along with enhanced expertise. We are excited to begin our next chapter with Core & Main.”

In June, Core & Main, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of northern California-based Earthsavers Erosion Control, LLC, a full-service provider of geosynthetics products. Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential-end markets nationwide. With approximately 300 locations, the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 4,100 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.

Established in 1952, Inland Water Works Supply provides quality products for new water and sewer construction as well as for the maintenance and repair of existing water and sewer systems to municipalities and contractors throughout Southern California. Its facility is located in San Bernardino, California.

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