NEW YORK — Gil-Bar Industries has completed the acquisition of GBS Limited, expanding Gil-Bar’s footprint into the North and Central New Jersey regions. The expansion is the latest in a wider initiative to grow Gil-Bar’s reach into new markets by partnering with existing HVAC providers.

As part of the merger, Metro Air Products NJ, a Gil-Bar Industries affiliate, will join the GBS Limited team and Gil-Bar’s New Jersey operations as a single entity: Gil-Bar Sales NJ. This will bring added breadth of engineered ductwork, air movement, and specialty HVAC product solutions to the new organization and provide clients with an even deeper level of engineering insight paired with local market expertise.

“We’ll be combining GBS’ leading market knowledge and local relationships with the depth and breadth of Gil-Bar’s extensive manufacturing partnerships and engineering experience,” said Chris Bisaccia, partner, Gil-Bar Industries. “This is a win-win for our clients and our business both for this challenging time and for the long term. We look forward to helping clients across the region deliver on public safety needs through HVAC engineering solutions.”

“The merger is a natural move,” said Eric Mueller, former principal of GBS and new CEO of Gil-Bar Sales NJ. “Gil-Bar and GBS shared similar cultures and values, and this brings unparalleled market expertise together for our clients. The integrated service offering turns Gil-Bar into an even greater resource on both sides of the Hudson River.”

Former GBS Principal Greg Peifer will join the Gil-Bar as the sales manager of a new Gil-Bar office in Philadelphia.

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