Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. (EISI), Greenville, SC, a wholesale distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, plumbing, and industrial specialties – with branch locations in SC, NC, GA, FL, AL, and TN – announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Greensboro Pipe Company, Greensboro, NC. The Greensboro location will become the fifteenth branch for the company.
The acquisition of Greensboro Pipe Company (GPC), a supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and related products, extends Eastern’s growing footprint. Kip Miller, President and CEO of Eastern, stated: “This acquisition is in line with strategic efforts to expand our base of business, strengthen customer support, and improve operational efficiencies.” Rob Livingston, former President of Greensboro Pipe, said: “We feel confident that our partnership with Eastern will enable us to make positive changes for ourselves, our employees, as well as our customers and vendors.”
Further, Livingston stated: “Joining Eastern was a good fit for us. It enables us to provide improved service, more competitive pricing, and will add depth to our organization. We are excited to add to our market basket valve automation, fabrication services including cutting, threading and grooving of pipe and technical expertise across multiple verticals, including power technologies.”
Miller stated that he is impressed with the efficiencies of GPC and the way Rob Livingston cares for his employees. “GPC has a number of longstanding employees which speaks well of GPC’s leadership and position in the marketplace. They recognize the worth of people.”
Rob Livingston has been employed by Eastern and will continue working with the Greensboro location in a sales leadership role.