Brickworks North America Corporation Expands Direct Distribution Network with the Acquisition of The Largest Independent Brick Distributor in the U.S.
Brickworks North America Corporation (Brickworks N.A.), parent company of Glen-Gery Corporation, announced today the acquisition of several key businesses from Southfield Corporation. These companies include Illinois Brick, Indiana Brick, Rose Brick, Edgewood Landscape Supply, Lafayette Masonry Supply and Kokomo Masonry and Landscape Supply locations.
Southfield’s family of companies is the largest independently-owned and operated brick and masonry supply companies in the U.S. It offers a full-line of brick, natural and manufactured stone, hardscapes, masonry supplies and tools. The acquisition comprises of 17 supply centers.
According to Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks N.A., the acquisition is strategically important to the company, providing Brickworks with a larger presence in the Midwest and expanding its network of company-owned distribution locations from 10 to 27. Glen-Gery manufacturing facilities in the Midwest are located in Adel and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Caledonia and Iberia, Ohio; Marseilles, Illinois; and Cynthiana, Kentucky.
“Southfield has been one of Glen-Gery’s largest distributors for many years,” says Ellenor. “We have long standing relationships with their sales and management teams and look forward to welcoming their talented people to the Brickworks family. Our two companies share the same values and passion for the brick industry and are focused on supporting the contemporary style needs of today’s architects, designers and home builders. It was time for these two great companies with innovative leadership to come together.”
These additional distribution outlets will give building and design customers access to a continuous supply of competitive brands, backed by one of the top brick manufacturers in America, Glen-Gery. By leveraging the full-line of hardscapes and accessories at the Southfield locations, Brickworks can expand this product offering to its other company-owned supply centers.
Since entering the North American market in 2018, Brickworks has acquired three major brick manufacturers and now one of the country’s largest masonry supply companies.
“As we continue on this growth journey, we are working diligently to modernize our manufacturing plants, expand our offering of innovative, design-driven building products and are currently building our global flagship design studio on 5th Avenue, New York” says Ellenor.
Alan Oremus, Chief Executive Officer at Southfield Corporation, sees the acquisition as a significant milestone in the 40-year history of IBC. “The Brickworks and Glen-Gery culture are the perfect fit for Southfield,” he says. “They are industry leaders with rich histories who share Southfield’s customer-first service philosophy, its focus on the architectural and design community, and its passion for the brick industry. They offer unlimited potential to grow the business and increased opportunities for all employees. I’d like to thank all of our employees for their incredible hard work over many decades.”
To view the Brickworks Limited financial release related to this acquisition, visit: (link).