Distribution International Acquires Selle Supply and PBI Supply
DI now enters the metal building insulation market
HOUSTON — Distribution International Inc. (DI), a leading distributor and fabricator in the mechanical insulation market, announced it has acquired Selle Supply Co. and sister company PBI Supply Inc., full-line distributors of insulation products and related construction materials, specializing in the lamination of fiberglass insulation for metal buildings. Founded in El Paso, Texas, Selle/PBI Supply comprise the largest regional metal building insulation fabricator/distributor in the United States. DI is a portfolio company of global private equity firm Advent International.
Celeste Mastin, CEO of Distribution International, said, “We at DI are eager to enter the metal building insulation market. During our strategic assessment of the metal building lamination space, our market research indicated that Selle and PBI are ranked highly for customer service and delivery performance, making the company an ideal platform from which to grow our national footprint. This acquisition is a significant milestone in the growth of our company and we look forward to being part of the metal building insulation industry and bringing the successful team from Selle/PBI into DI.”
“This acquisition also allows us to strengthen our distribution network in Texas and New Mexico. As a result of the combination, we are enabling DI to better meet the needs of our customer base while expanding our offering in the insulation industry,” said Robert Hlavenka, vice president and general manager of Distribution International.
David Dzina, president/co-owner of Selle and PBI, said, “DI’s resources will enable us to expand our position in the industry, both improving our reach to new regional customers while better serving larger customers whom have called upon us to supply them outside of our traditional footprint. Our philosophical alignment with DI makes us confident that we can do that while continuing our commitment to deliver the high quality products and services our customers have come to expect from us. We are excited for this partnership and we are proud to be part of DI’s expansion into the metal building insulation market.”
Distribution International is a value-added distributor of insulation, related specialty fabricated products, HVAC, and safety supplies in North America. The Houston-based company has 70 branch locations. For more information, visit www.distributioninternational.com.
Publication date: 11/2/2015