Ferguson, Wolseley's Virginia-based arm, bought electrical appliances firm LAB Distributing, based in North Carolina, yesterday.
Stock Building Supply snapped up Texas-based building materials distributor Canyon Drive Lumber. Canyon produced sales of £17.9 million and had gross assets of £3.5 million in the 12 months to December 2004.
Wolseley produced a 16 per cent rise in group profits to £691.2 million in the year to July 31, 2005, up from £598.1 at the same stage in 2004.
Group sales increased 11 per cent to £11.2 billion from £10.1 a year earlier.