Ferguson announced the acquisition of Summit Pipe and Supply Co. Inc. and Summit Pipe and Supply Co. of Mississippi Inc. in an asset transaction completed Dec. 31, 2010. Summit is a waterworks distributor with three locations in Northport and Wetumpka, AL, and Jackson, MS.

Summit was founded in 2001 by brothers Doug and Mark Pugh. Doug will continue as the Tuscaloosa branch manager and Mark will serve as the area's sales manager. All former Summit locations will operate as satellite locations of the Ferguson Santa Rosa, FL, branch under the leadership of Ferguson General Manager George Wainwright. Nick Patterson also will remain as a branch manager in Jackson, MS.