HOUSTON — Distribution International Inc. (DI) announced the acquisition of Insulation Fabricators Inc. (IFI), a leading fabricator and distributor of thermal and acoustical insulation products. Headquartered near Chicago in Hammond, Indiana, IFI expands DI’s Midwestern footprint with additional locations in Ohio and West Virginia. Houston-based DI, a portfolio company of global private equity firm Advent International, is a leader in the mechanical insulation market.

The acquisition of IFI expands DI’s service range and features fabrication capabilities for a wide range of applications such as pipes, vessels, HVAC ductwork, and boilers. With ample warehouse space and stocking, DI said the acquisition complements the existing breadth and depth of its inventory and enhances the company’s ability to source any product for its customers.

“Outstanding customer experience has always been our mission,” said Celeste Mastin, CEO of Distribution International. “The acquisition of Insulation Fabricators reinforces our dedication to providing clients with critical products and services anywhere across our growing footprint. Having completed 12 acquisitions over four years strengthens our strategy and supports our service goals.”

Insulation Fabricators founder, Larry McNabb, and president and CEO, Ted McNabb, said in a joint statement, “DI’s customer centric focus parallels our own commitment and service philosophy at IFI. Since founding IFI in 1979, we have made customer service the hub of this business and we are proud of what we have built with the help of our employees. The opportunity to join DI, coupled with the resources that will now be available, allows us to further enhance the customer experience and better serve project needs.”

For more information, visit www.distributioninternational.com.

Publication date: 6/22/2015

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