Dec. 18, 2020 – Distribution International, Inc. (DI) today announced the acquisition of Total-R, Inc., Western Canada’s largest metal building insulation (MBI) laminator and the only MBI laminator physically located in Western Canada.
Total-R’s operations are being combined with DI’s Silvercote business, the North American MBI lamination and distribution industry leader with a network of 14 branches across the U.S. and Canada.
As the result of this acquisition, DI emerges as the only MBI laminator and distributor to truly cover all markets in the United States and Canada.
The combined operations will be led by Joey Viselli, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Silvercote and U.S. East Division. Darren Resch, founder of Total-R, will assume the newly created role of Vice President of Sales for Silvercote Canada.
“We are excited to be joining forces with the Western Canada MBI market leader and expanding our service area to include Alberta and British Columbia,” said Steve Margolius, CEO, Distribution International. “We’ve been servicing Eastern Canada with excellence from our Brampton, Ontario branch since we acquired Silvercote in 2019, and look forward to further enhancing our ability to deliver high-quality products and exceptional service to customers all across Canada through the addition of Total-R.”
Total-R will operate under the brand name Total-R, Powered by Silvercote.
The combination of Total-R and Silvercote, together with the outstanding Crossroads C&I business, firmly establish Distribution International as the largest commercial and industrial insulation fabricator and distributor in Canada.