Portfolio Company

The Merit Distribution Group

Overview

Largest full-line distributor of painting and flooring installation sundries in the United States. Merit, through its Lancaster and E.J. Welch brands, provides just-in-time delivery to retailers and installers of sundries, tools and products used for painting and flooring installation.

Sector

Painting and flooring sundries, products and installation tools

Headquarters

Spartanburg, SC

Facilities

10 distribution centers and 21 branches located through the United States and Canada

Status

Active Investment

Center Rock Contact

Brent Willson

Year Invested

2019

Investment Summary

Equity investment in partnership with management supporting market growth

Add-ons

Gilford-Johnson Midwest Operations
T&L Distributing

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