Distribution International Inc, a portfolio company of Advent International, has acquired Selle Supply Company and sister company PBI Supply Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in El Paso, Texas, Selle and PBI Supply are providers of insulation products and related construction materials, specializing in the lamination of fiberglass insulation for metal buildings.
HOUSTON – October 20, 2015 – Distribution International, Inc. (“DI”), a leading distributor and fabricator in the mechanical insulation market, today announced it has acquired Selle Supply Company (“Selle”) and sister company PBI Supply, Inc. (“PBI Supply”), full-line distributors of insulation products and related construction materials, specializing in the lamination of fiberglass insulation for metal buildings. Founded in El Paso, Texas, Selle and PBI Supply comprise the largest regional metal building insulation fabricator/distributor in the United States. Houston-based DI is a portfolio company of global private equity firm Advent International.
Celeste Mastin, CEO of Distribution International said, “We at DI are eager to enter the metal building insulation market. During our strategic assessment of the metal building lamination space, our market research indicated that Selle and PBI are ranked highly for customer service and delivery performance, making the company an ideal platform from which to grow our national footprint. This acquisition is a significant milestone in the growth of our company and we look forward to being part of the metal building insulation industry and bringing the successful team from Selle/PBI into DI.”
“This acquisition also allows us to strengthen our distribution network in Texas and New Mexico. As a result of the combination, we are enabling DI to better meet the needs of our customer base while expanding our offering in the insulation industry,” said Robert Hlavenka, Vice President and General Manager of Distribution International.
David Dzina, President/Co-Owner of Selle and PBI and former President of the National Insulation Association said, “DI’s resources will enable us to expand our position in the industry, both improving our reach to new regional customers while better serving larger customers whom have called upon us to supply them outside of our traditional footprint. Our philosophical alignment with DI makes us confident that we can do that while continuing our commitment to deliver the high quality products and services our customers have come to expect from us. We are excited for this partnership and we are proud to be part of DI’s expansion into the metal building insulation market.”
About Distribution International (DI)
Founded in 1986, DI is a value added distributor of insulation, related specialty fabricated products, HVAC, and safety supplies in North America. The Houston-based company has  branch locations and provides its customers with mission-critical products and services across the commercial building, chemicals, energy, power, railcar and marine end markets. Most of DI’s sales are derived from ongoing maintenance and repair spending in industrial installations and commercial buildings. The company has grown significantly over the past four years, having completed  acquisitions and has the broadest reach of any distributor of mechanical insulation products in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.distributioninternational.com.