Horizon acquires Texas-based Metro Irrigation Supply

April 5, 2016 -  By

HORIZON4cExpanding its reach in the Texas market, Horizon acquired Metro Irrigation Supply Co. Metro is a regional irrigation products distributor with eight sales centers in North and South Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Metro has a reputation for superior customer service and offers a comprehensive range of irrigation, drainage and landscape lighting products,” said Jim Ross, president of Horizon. “We are excited about the opportunities this creates to provide value to customers and new opportunities for the Metro team.”

Metro will continue to operate under the Metro Irrigation Supply Co. name. No changes are expected in either Metro or Horizon Texas market management, sales or operations, and there are no plans to consolidate or reduce the number of Metro or Horizon distribution locations, the company said. Organizationally, Metro is a separate region in Horizon’s Central Division led by General Manager Shawn Connors. Former Metro President Kelly McColm will serve in an advisory capacity to Ross and Connors.

“This transaction expands Poolcorp’s footprint in the $3 billion plus irrigation and landscape distribution marketplace by providing a greater presence in the strategically important Texas markets,” said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, president and CEO of Poolcorp, Horizon’s parent company.

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