Garland Industries Inc. has acquired Merchant & Evans Inc., adding the well-known and respected company to its growing portfolio of building materials manufacturers and distributors. Garland Industries is a family of 18 vertically integrated companies with the majority of them specializing in developing and manufacturing waterproofing solutions for the industrial, commercial and residential markets.
The addition of Merchant & Evans into the Garland Industries family solidifies Garland’s position as a leading provider of metal solutions for the building envelope. This acquisition will bolster product offerings and manufacturing capabilities of Garland’s existing metal business while also promoting the sharing of resources and collaboration on future product development.
Merchant & Evans has an expansive and diverse line of products, including metal roof systems; wall, fascia and soffit profiles; perimeter edge metal, and accessories. Merchant & Evans and its flagship ZIP-RIB product have strong, well-established reputations in the industry for performance and excellence. The company has a longstanding history of providing customers with a highly diversified line of products with numerous profiles, materials and finishes that allow them to accommodate the widest range of architectural aesthetics. Its tradition of excellence dates back to 1866.
“This merger will not only allow us to better serve our customers by providing them with a wider array of product and service options, but it will also allow us to combine our expertise and resources to continue developing innovative and market-changing technology,” explained Joe Orlando, vice president of Garland Industries.
Garland Industries is comprised of 18 companies that specialize in the building materials, general contracting and engineering services industries. Together, these companies–under the umbrella of Garland Industries–provide high-performance building envelope solutions that deliver best value in each niche that we serve to customers worldwide.