COVINGTON, LA (December 10, 2021) Horizon Distributors, Inc., a full-service wholesale distributor of irrigation and landscape maintenance products, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Wingate Supply, Inc., a Tampa, Florida-based distributor of landscaping materials, hardscape and stone products, effective December 10, 2021. Wingate Supply operates one sales and distribution center in Tampa serving the southwest Florida market.
"Wingate Supply has served the southwest Florida landscape materials market for over forty years. Adding the Wingate Supply team and sales location to Horizon’s existing Florida sales centers enhances our presence in the fast-growing Tampa market and is a strong complement to last year’s addition of TWC Distributors to the Horizon South Florida presence. We are also very pleased that Odis Ward, Wingate Supply President, will continue on with us to lead the Wingate Supply business," said Jeffrey Clay, Horizon President.
Odis Ward added, "Joining the Horizon organization will enhance Wingate Supply’s customers’ growth opportunities with expanded product offerings, services and resources. We appreciate the support from the many customers, vendors and dedicated employees that we have had the privilege of working with over the past forty years. We are excited to begin working with the Horizon team to ensure a smooth transition and a strong combined business going forward."
Horizon Distributors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pool Corporation, is a wholesale distributor of turf irrigation products, outdoor power equipment, fertilizers and allied products serving the professional turf, landscape and golf markets through approximately 80 sales centers throughout the western, southwestern and southeastern U.S. Horizon distributes major national brands including Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, Exmark, Echo, PBI Gordon, Vista, Unique and FX and landscape maintenance products under its proprietary TurfGro® brand. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizononline.com.
Pool Corporation is the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products. POOLCORP operates approximately 410 sales centers in North America, Europe and Australia, through which it distributes more than 200,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 120,000 wholesale customers. For more information about POOLCORP, please visit www.poolcorp.com.
Curtis J. Scheel
Director of Investor Relations