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For Immediate Release
August 8, 2006


Ferguson to Open New Showroom in Asheville, North Carolina

NEWPORT NEWS, VA—When Ferguson opens its showroom in Asheville, North Carolina this fall, customers will have an endless array of high-end products to choose from.  Located at 1100 Ridgefield Blvd. Suite 140, the 15,000-square-foot showroom will feature fully functional displays for appliances, designer lighting, plumbing fixtures, bath accessories, and working gas fireplaces.

Ferguson’s showrooms are designed with the businesses of plumbers, builders, remodelers and designers in mind, who will eagerly refer homeowners to the showroom for the vast selection of appliances, lighting and plumbing from today’s most recognized manufacturers. “From the moment they walk in the door, we want to WOW our customers with a truly spectacular experience,” says Alvin Bishop, Asheville showroom manager.

Ferguson showrooms also pride themselves on world-class customer service. “Selecting products for a new home or major remodel can be an overwhelming task. Our showrooms are staffed with extremely knowledgeable consultants who understand the building process and they make the selection of products easier for the homeowner while making it fun,” says Sam Rose, national showroom manager. “We never want to lose sight of the fact that we are an important part of helping people build their dream home,” adds Rose.
 
The quality products and selection in the showroom are complemented by highly trained consultants who can help customers create a personalized, custom look in their home. In addition, the showroom will offer fireplace and appliance installation.

Consultations are encouraged and can be scheduled by calling the showroom at 828-274-0001.

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For further information, contact: communications@ferguson.com

Ferguson
Headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies in the U.S. and a major distributor of HVAC/R equipment, waterworks and fire protection products, and industrial pipes, valves and fittings. Ferguson is committed to the growth of their business, their people, and their support of the communities in which they do business. Ferguson has sales of $8.1 billion and approximately 17,000 associates in 1,350 service centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.ferguson.com.

Ferguson is part of Wolseley plc, the world's largest specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors. Group revenue for the year ended July 31, 2010, was $20.7 billion. Wolseley has around 47,000 employees operating in 25 countries and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WOS) and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.


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