Posted July 6, 2023

AD closes merger with The Baron Group

AD has closed its previously announced merger with The Baron Group, a cooperative serving independent groundwater systems distributors, effective June 30, 2023.

“This is our 14th merger with a fellow cooperative that shares our mission of supporting great independents and suppliers who value independents," said AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg. "We’re excited about how this will increase AD’s collective buying power, bring new opportunities to our supplier partners, generate additional economies of scale, and lead to more business together.”

Matthew Beasley, general manager of The Baron Group, said, “As part of AD, our members have access to new business opportunities and programs to support their sustained success,” said Beasley. “I’m thrilled for our group to integrate into the AD ecosystem and for the AD community to maximize its potential with this new relationship.”