Weston Acquires Georgia’s ILS

Weston Forest, Ontario, Canada-based distributor and remanufacturer, has acquired Industrial Lumber Sales (ILS), Moultrie, Ga.

Weston president and CEO Steve Rhone said, “Industrial Lumber Sales is a well-run, highly reputable business with tremendous opportunity for growth. Their business is an excellent complement to Weston Forest: there are supply chain efficiencies that will create immediate potential for growth at both companies. Weston will benefit from ILS’ highly experienced management team, strong business model, and geography. Weston brings our diverse product mix, winning culture, financial strength, logistics capabilities, and the strategic expertise of the Watermill Group.”

ILS is a packaging, cut-to-size, crating facility launched in 1991 by partners Clint Friedlander and John Norris.

“This provides welcome continuity for our people, our suppliers, and our customers,” noted co-owner Friedlander.

Norris added, “Weston has a culture and core values that we can relate to. This is a good fit for everyone at ILS.”

The acquisition represents Weston’s fifth in the last decade, second in the U.S., and first since Weston was purchased last year by the Watermill Group

 

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