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The Baron Group intends to merge with AD

June 1, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

June 1, 2023 – A buying group serving independent groundwater systems distributors for over 30 years—The Baron Group—intends to merge with AD, North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies.

“We see great benefits for our distributors from this new relationship with AD,” said Matthew Beasley, general manager, The Baron Group. “AD has an impressive track record of growth and innovation. Our interactions with their team in this process have been tremendous, and our members cannot wait to begin working with the AD community to achieve success together.”

AD’s memberships comprises 850-plus independently owned member distributors with annual sales over $70 billion across 14 divisions and three countries.

“Our new members will have access to a larger scale of buying power, program options, and meeting opportunities with AD,” said Jeffrey Beall, president, AD’s PHCP unit. “This merger marks an exciting moment of growth for the PVF Division. Many of our existing members already participate in the groundwater industry […]”

Expected to close on June 30, the merger will bring independent distributors with almost 100 locations across Canada and the U.S. into AD’s Pipe, Valves & Fittings (PVF) Division.

“AD prioritizes growth because we value the long-term success and strength of independent distributors, and we are stronger together,” said AD chair and CEO, Bill Weisberg. “We are excited to have The Baron Group join our community and look forward to our collaboration in support of our shared values.”

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