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majority interest in Carr Supply.
WinWholesale Inc. has obtained a majority interest in a new
partnership with Carr Supply and Carr Supply of Michigan. Carr
Supply is a Columbus, Ohio-based wholesale distributor of plumbing
and HVAC supplies and equipment, and water well supplies. The
company also installs shower doors and closet systems.
The former owners of the company have retained their key management
positions and a substantial equity stake in the new partnership.
The transaction, which closed Feb. 1, created a new company that
will continue the Carr Supply name and operate as its own entity
with the same management team that has provided superior service to
Carr Supply has 13 locations in Ohio and two in Michigan.
WinWholesale is one of the nation’s largest distributors of supplies
and materials to residential and commercial construction and
industrial markets. It now has nearly 550 locations in 45 states.
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“Carr Supply is a
high-quality distributor to include in WinWholesale’s
portfolio,” said Jack Johnston, WinWholesale president. “Part of
our growth strategy is to invest in well-run wholesaling
companies that fit well within their industries and where we
want to strengthen our presence. We were attracted to Carr
Supply’s long history of excellent customer service and its
strong business presence in the markets it serves.”
Greg Essig, Carr Supply president, added, “We are extremely
pleased to have entered into this partnership with WinWholesale.
It allows Carr Supply to build upon its long tradition of
superior products and customer service with increased financial
Carr Supply, established in 1917, has 135 employees. Carr
supplies its locations from a 120,000 square-foot warehouse in
WinWholesale is one of the nation’s largest distributors of
supplies and materials to residential and commercial
construction and industrial markets. It now has nearly 550
locations in 45 states.
Prior to the acquisition, WinWholesale had about 300 people in
the Dayton region including 175 at its Moraine headquarters, 25
at a local distribution center and about 100 at local “Win”
companies. It has about 4,100 employees total.