Horizon Distributors Expands into Florida, Caribbean

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Horizon Distributors, Inc. (Horizon), a full-service distributor of landscape and irrigation products, today announced its expansion into the Florida market with the acquisition of certain assets of the Kilpatrick Companies (Kilpatrick), a Boynton Beach based distributor of landscape and irrigation products and provider of equipment services with sales throughout South Florida and the Caribbean Basin.

We look forward to expanding the current product offerings in the former Kilpatrick locations to include the full breadth of irrigation, landscape, specialty and professional lawn care equipment products currently available at all Horizon sales centers.

Horizon Distributors, Inc. (Horizon), a full-service distributor of landscape and irrigation products, today announced its expansion into the Florida market with the acquisition of certain assets of the Kilpatrick Companies (Kilpatrick), a Boynton Beach based distributor of landscape and irrigation products and provider of equipment services with sales throughout South Florida and the Caribbean Basin.

“We look forward to expanding the current product offerings in the former Kilpatrick locations to include the full breadth of irrigation, landscape, specialty and professional lawn care equipment products currently available at all Horizon sales centers,” said Jim Ross, president, Horizon.

“This transaction expands Pool Corporation’s share of the more than $2 billion irrigation and landscape distribution marketplace by strengthening our presence in the strategic Florida market,” said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, president and CEO, Pool Corporation.

This marks the second acquisition Horizon has made in the past six months, following the company’s integration of the Las Vegas-based Turf Equipment Supply Company in December.

“The Kilpatrick team has a long history of serving irrigation, landscape and turf care professionals in the state of Florida and the Caribbean,” said Ross. “This strategic transaction allows Horizon to provide these professionals with additional resources that will help them build on their successes, and we’re looking forward to doing just that.”

About Horizon Distributors, Inc.
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 55 sales centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Texas, Utah and Colorado representing brands including Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, Irritrol, Exmark, Echo, Monsanto, Vista, Unique and FX Professional Lighting. For more information about Horizon, please visit http://www.horizononline.com

About Pool Corporation
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Horizon is part of the Pool Corporation (POOLCORP) family of companies. Through its SCP Distributors LLC and Superior Pool Products LLC distribution networks, POOLCORP is the world’s largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. Currently, POOLCORP operates 293 sales centers in North America and Europe, through which it distributes more than 160,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 80,000 wholesale customers. For more information about POOLCORP, please visit http://www.poolcorp.com.

Media Contact:
Phil Stephens, Horizon, 209.460.1970 or
Craig Hubbard, POOLCORP, 985.801.5117

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