Pacific Northwest floor covering distributor T & A Supply Co. of Kent, Wash. has purchased Inland Northwest Distributing Inc. The acquisition stands to give T&A new locations in Boise, Idaho, as well as the Washington cities Spokane and Kennewick and the Montana cities Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula. The added locations will be integrated into the 12 branches now in T & A's network. T & A Supply has served the territory since 1960.

"We are trying to add overall value to the floor covering dealers we serve,'' according to Steven May, T & A vp-marketing, purchasing, about the acquisition of Inland Northwest. Both distributorships represent the Mannington ceramic, resilient, laminate and wood lines. He added that product lines will be added across the territory the company serves in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, as possible.

Inland Northwest's Mike Romine (vp finance) and Gary Verhey (vp sales, Inland Northwest) have been added to the T & A Supply management team which includes Mark Strecker, owner; Owen Strecker, owner; May; Gary Szalay, vp operations; and Jim Johnson, vp sales, T & A.