Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC has acquired Hudson Fence Supply
Meet the newest member of the Eastern Fence Family!
April 20, 2021
To our valued Team Members, Partners and Customers,
We are very excited to announce that Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC has acquired Hudson Fence Supply and related companies based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
As an already longtime customer of Eastern, Hudson has been committed to providing their customers a wide offering of quality products and outstanding customer service.
Hudson customers will continue to see the same breadth of products and get the same great service from the same team members they have been dealing with all these years. There will also be no change to the business that customers currently buying from Eastern conduct today.
As announced a few weeks ago, Eastern has also invested in a new facility in Salisbury, NC. This facility will ultimately double Eastern’s PVC extrusion capacity, as well as bring with it 140,000 square feet of manufacturing, fabrication, and indoor storage along with 8 acres of paved outdoor storage on rail siding. We anticipate these investments will have a positive impact on lead times in the near future throughout our entire company.
Together, Hudson and Eastern will each continue their missions of being premier suppliers of fence products in their regions.
Eastern Wholesale Fence is part of the family of companies owned by Center Rock Capital Partners and Leelanau Private Capital. Here is some information on all parties involved in the transaction:
About Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC:
Eastern Fence is celebrating its 50th year in 2021.
Eastern Fence is a New York and North Carolina based manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial fence products, including the Illusions brand of vinyl fence and railing products, the EverStrong brand of PVC Profiles, the Grand Illusions brand of 35 colors and 5 wood grains of vinyl fence, System21 and Eastern Chain-Link brands of chain-link fence products, Eastern White Cedar Brand wood fencing products, and the Eastern Ornamental brand aluminum fence and railing products. www.easternfence.com
About Hudson Fence Supply, Inc.:
Hudson Fence Supply, based in Fort Mill, SC is a wholesale fence distributor providing high quality fence products to contractors and builders throughout the nation. Opened in October of 2011, Hudson Fence Supply prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. With over 25 years in the fencing industry Hudson Fence provides an unmatched knowledge of all types of fencing, gates, hardware, and operator knowledge. As a customer of Hudson Fence Supply, you can expect the highest quality customer service along with American Made aluminum and vinyl fence products. www.hudsonfencesupply.com
About Center Rock Capital Partners:
Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies. For more information, please visit www.centerrockcp.com.
About Leelanau Private Capital:
Leelanau Private Capital is a Michigan based investment firm that takes a long-term approach to its investments with a specific focus on relationships. The firm invests in building products, precision machining, distribution, and businesses with a differentiated service model. Targeted opportunities have revenues that range from $10 - $200M. Leelanau tends to be great partners for those seeking liquidity but not quite ready to hang it up. A focus on "doing things the right way" guarantees partnerships and friendships that span decades, not an investment period. For more information, please visit www.leelanaupc.com.
Once again, thank you for your past and continued support and partnership as we move into this next chapter in the Eastern Wholesale Fence history.
Peter E. Williams, Jr.
Eastern Wholesale Fence LLC