Leading Fencing Company Expands Footprint and Product Offering
Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Eastern Wholesale Fence (“Eastern”), has completed the acquisition of South Camden Iron Works (“SCIW”). Established in 1923, South Camden Iron Works is based in Mickleton, New Jersey and is a leading distributor of quality fencing and railing solutions in the Mid-Atlantic.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff Kowal, Mitch Kowal, and the SCIW team to the Eastern family,” said Peter Williams, CEO of Eastern Wholesale Fence. “For nearly 100 years, SCIW has proudly manufactured and distributed fence, railing, supplies, and related products to professional fence installers, landscapers, and contractors. SCIW’s talent and market position align extremely well with Eastern and further strengthen our position as a leader in fencing on the East Coast,” added Mr. Williams.
“Adding resources to our expanding East Coast operations has been a top priority and SCIW fits perfectly with Eastern’s growth strategy and culture,” said Terry Theodore, Partner at Center Rock. “SCIW is a fourth-generation family-owned business that has an incredible reputation for delivering the highest quality product and exceptional customer service. We are excited to work with the combined teams and support Eastern’s continued growth and success,” added Brent Willson, Center Rock Principal.
“Mitch and I are excited to join the team at Eastern,” said Jeff Kowal of SCIW. “Our family has operated SCIW for four generations and we take enormous pride in the valued customer and vendor relationships that our family has developed over the last century. We firmly believe that our partnership with Eastern will put us in the best position to grow these partnerships over the next 100 years,” added Mr. Kowal.
About South Camden Iron Works
SCIW is a leading wholesale fence and railing distributor providing fence, railing, supplies, and other products to professional fence installers, landscapers, and contractors.
For more information, please visit: www.sciw.com
About Eastern Wholesale Fence
Eastern Wholesale Fence is a leading branded manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential and commercial fencing solutions. Eastern manufactures and distributes a full range of fence products, including PVC, chain link, wood, and aluminum ornamental fencing.
For more information, please visit: www.easternfence.com
About Center Rock Capital Partners
Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies.