CLEVELAND — Garland Industries Inc. has acquired Merchant & Evans Inc., a leading metal roof systems manufacturer, adding the company to its growing portfolio of building materials manufacturers and distributors.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Garland Industries is a family of 18 vertically integrated companies with the majority of them specializing in developing and manufacturing waterproofing solutions for the industrial, commercial and residential markets.
The addition of Merchant & Evans into the Garland Industries family solidifies Garland’s position as a leading provider of metal solutions for the building envelope, according to the company. This acquisition will bolster product offerings and manufacturing capabilities of Garland’s existing metal business while also promoting the sharing of resources and collaboration on future product development.
Merchant & Evans has an expansive and diverse line of products, including metal roof systems; wall, fascia and soffit profiles; perimeter edge metal, and accessories. Merchant & Evans and its flagship ZIP-RIB product have strong, well-established reputations in the industry for performance and excellence.
The company’s history dates to 1866.
“This merger will not only allow us to better serve our customers by providing them with a wider array of product and service options, but it will also allow us to combine our expertise and resources to continue developing innovative and market-changing technology,” said Joe Orlando, vice president of Garland Industries.
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