L.J. Smith Stair Systems Adds WBH Group fpr Texas SalesBOWERSTON, OH – L.J. Smith named WBH Group to its sales force, effective October 1, 2014. Texas based WBH Group consists of 7 individuals with over 150 years of combined building material background.

The WBH Group sales team will be representing L.J. Smith and Universal Stair Parts throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Memphis, TN and Wichita, KS.

The current factory representative for this territory, Michael Martin, will be moving into the Regional Sales Manager position and will be working closely with WBH Group to service L.J. Smith’s valued customers.

“WBH Group has been incredibly fortunate to have had such long term relationships with our current suppliers," says Dan Hardin, WBH Group business partner. "This new partnership with L.J. Smith is something that all of us at WBH Group are looking forward to for many years to come.”

WBH Group was already representing the Universal Stair Parts brand. L.J. Smith acquired Universal Stair Parts earlier this month.  "Their unique blend of industry knowledge and application expertise is rare so our customers will benefit immensely”, said Craig Kurtz, L.J. Smith, Inc.

Founded in 1885, L.J. Smith Stair Systems is the largest manufacturer of stair parts in the country. Headquartered in Bowerston, OH, it serves 50 states from 9 distribution branches and 4 manufacturing centers across the U.S. Over the past several decades L.J. Smith has made many acquisitions with the most recent being Washington-based Johnson-Postman and California-based Leeper’s Stair Products in 2011.

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