KBI’s irrigation and landscape products acquired
NDS, a manufacturer of storm water management, efficient irrigation and flow management solutions, acquired KBI’s PVC and related plastic product lines, including fittings, unions, couplings, swing joints, risers, valves, tools and drains. KBI will continue to manufacture, market and sell their complete line of KBI plumbing products including CPVC and metal fittings. The purchase represents an important complement to NDS’s leading Flo Control brand of flow management products sold widely across the U.S. and internationally.
“This acquisition will give our customers a one-stop source for a complete line of high quality flow management products,” said Mike Gummeson, president and CEO of NDS.
NDS will be consolidating the acquired KBI product lines into the NDS Lindsay, California manufacturing facility and shipping from all NDS regional warehouses in the near future.
Customer service has always been a priority at NDS—as it has been for KBI. In that spirit, KBI will continue to process, ship and invoice orders for the product lines purchased by NDS for a short transition period. “We’re jointly working towards having all operations and customer support fully transitioned to NDS’s facility in Lindsay, Calif., by the end March 2013,” said Barry McHone, vice president of Operations at NDS.
KBI will continue to manufacture, market and sell their plumbing and fencing product lines in Valencia, Calif.