Center Rock Capital Partners’ E.J. Welch, a division of the Merit Distribution Group (“Merit”), has formed a strategic partnership with T&L Distributing (“T&L”), one of the largest flooring distributors in the Southwest. Founded over 40 years ago, T&L has grown to nine locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

In partnership with T&L, E.J. Welch now serves customers in 17 states from 32 locations across the Midwest, Southwest, and mountain states. Mitch Jolley, CEO of Merit, said, “This partnership further solidifies E.J. Welch as one of the only flooring distributors with the resources of a national company. We are excited to add T&L’s associates to our sales team, and eager to leverage T&L’s innovative marketing and strong logistics network.”

Ian Kirson, Partner at Center Rock Capital Partners, commented, “E.J. Welch has cultivated a platform committed to serving the critical needs of its customers by delivering best-in-class products and service. We are thrilled to establish a partnership with T&L to support the continued expansion of our national footprint and build on E.J. Welch’s track record of success.”