Home Depot Nabs Water Industry 'Bible'

Hahn, Avital Louria
July 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;7/25/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 29, p34
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Home Depot Inc.'s recent purchase of Utility Supply of America Inc. The sale of the closely held middle-market company, more commonly known as USABlueBook, a distributor of supplies to the water and water treatment industry, was completed in June 2005 for an undisclosed sum after a heated bidding war among private equity groups and strategic buyers. USABlueBook is the name of a 1300-page catalog marketed to municipal workers and other repair professionals throughout the U.S., it is considered by one and all to be the bible of the water and water treatment industry.


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