Blevins acquires Tri-State Distributors
Move expands the footprint and product line for Nashville-based Blevins.
Blevins, Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.,-based supplier of housing products, acquired Tri-State Distributors and its nine branch locations.
Tri-State will be a division of Blevins, Inc. and will continue operating as Tri-State Distributors and will continue to operate its corporate office in Royston, Ga., as well as all of its nine locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi.
Tri-State serves the hearth, heating and gas products industries as well as the manufactured housing and residential HVAC industries. Primary product lines include gas grills, fireplace logs and heating products along with HVAC equipment and manufactured housing accessories.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“When Brad Blevins and I began talking about merging our two companies, I came to realize that his ideas about what success means in business are the same as mine,” said Tri-State Distributors CEO Steve Williams. “We both believe in taking good care of customers and employees. The transition has been very smooth, and I have agreed to stay on for a while to help ensure that operations continue to run as they should. Overall, I believe this merger will be a win-win for everyone.”
Blevins, Inc., describes itself as the leading supplier to the manufactured housing industry with 13 distribution locations. The Blevins service area stretches from New Mexico to Maine to Florida, making deliveries to 35 states. With the acquisition of Tri-State Distributors, Blevins Inc. will have over 500 employees.
“Our company has competed with and known Tri-State Distributors for over twenty years, and we have had the utmost respect for the company and their people,” said Brad Blevins, President of Blevins, Inc. “By partnering with Tri-State, we look forward to helping continue the great momentum that the company has and are very excited about the benefits that both companies can get by being a part of the same organization.”
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