CLEVELAND (January 2, 2013) – Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.(BOL) announces the acquisition of Railing Dynamics, Inc. (RDI). Barrette anticipates that through this acquisition Barrette will expand their two-step distribution business and subsequently will leverage both companies’ core competencies. Barrette will expand its presence in the 2-step market through RDI's established distribution channels and in turn, RDI's key distribution partners will gain improved access to Barrette’s extensive Big Box Retail Businesses. BOL President, Jean desAutels, states “We are thrilled by the opportunities that the convergence of our two companies creates. We feel that the combination of Barrette's retail partners with RDI's two-step distribution partners will bring consumers unparalleled access to the highest quality products and unmatched service within the outdoor living products industry."
According to RDI President, Chris Terrels, "BOL and RDI are a perfect fit. From our corporate culture to our uncompromising commitment to excellence in manufacturing, our companies share the same values and vision." In reference to the impact of the acquisition of RDI, Terrels states, "the intention of both companies is to further our distribution throughout the market while expanding the level of products available to our partners. Our RDI family is energized, excited, and will remain unchanged. RDI will continue to operate with its existing staff in its current locations."
The two companies plan to continue operating RDI under its well established brand name in the 2-step distribution channel and they anticipate that the synergies of the two companies will make the integration nearly seamless for their customers and distribution partners.
For more information call Barrette Outdoor Living at 1-800-336-2383 or visit http://www.barretteoutdoorliving.com
About Barrette Outdoor Living:
Barrette Outdoor Living is the North American leader in wood and vinyl fencing and vinyl and aluminum fence and railing manufacturing. Barrette currently produces and markets exterior home products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. The nearly 50-year old company employs more than 2,000 workers in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in St- Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. U.S. sales and marketing is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family.
About Railing Dynamics, Inc.:
Since 1989, Railing Dynamics, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of low-maintenance
building solutions. RDI’s products include the Endurance® Original, Deck, Porch and
ADA continuous handrail lines, Titan® vinyl-clad metal railing systems, and RDI Metal Works®
pre-assembled, metal railing. The company’s products are marketed through a nationwide
network of preferred distributors, with support from RDI’s national sales force and hands-on factory training. For more information on RDI, or to find the nearest distributor, call
(877) 420-7245 or visit http://www.rdirail.com.