PHOENIX – December 13, 2010 – Horizon Distributors Inc. (Horizon), a full-service distributor of landscape and irrigation products, announced today it has expanded its presence in the Las Vegas marketwith the acquisition of Turf Equipment Supply Company (TES), through parent company PoolCorporation (POOLCORP) (NASDAQ/GSM:POOL). The acquisition of Turf Equipment SupplyCompany, a leading distributor of landscape and irrigation products and services in Las Vegas, will bringthree additional sales centers to Horizon’s Southwest Division.“This acquisition allows us to expand the current product offerings in Turf Equipment Supply Companylocations to include the full breadth of irrigation, landscape, specialty and professional lawn careequipment products currently available at all Horizon stores,” said Jim Ross, president, HorizonDistributors. “Turf Equipment Supply Company has a strong history of superior customer service and acomprehensive range of irrigation products and services.”“This transaction expands POOLCORP’s share of the more than $3 billion irrigation and landscapedistribution marketplace by strengthening our presence in the important Las Vegas market,” said ManuelPerez de la Mesa, president and CEO, POOLCORP.Turf Equipment Supply Company will begin to operate under the Horizon brand immediately with noplans to consolidate or reduce the number of TES distribution locations. TES administrative functionswill be consolidated into Horizon in the first quarter of 2011. TES will operate within the Arizona/Nevadaregion of Horizon’s Southwest Division“The Turf Equipment Supply Company team has a long history of exceeding the expectations ofirrigation and landscape professionals in the Las Vegas area,” said Ross. “This strategic acquisitionallows Horizon to provide these irrigation and landscape professionals with additional resources that willhelp them build on their successes.”
Horizon is a professional distributor of turf irrigation products, outdoor power equipment, fertilizers and allied products serving the professional turf, landscape and golf markets, and currently operates 53 salescenters in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Texas, Utah and Colorado representing brands including Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, Irritrol, Exmark, Echo, Monsanto, Vista, Uniqueand FX Professional Lighting.
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