Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc. (Heritage) announced that it has acquired Professional Products Group (PPG) from WinField United, a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
PPG is a green industry distributor that provides technical expertise, solutions, and service across the following market segments: golf, lawn care, sports turf, ornamental, pest control, aquatics and vegetative management. PPG operates 16 distribution locations across 12 states, including five new states for Heritage. PPG will continue to be led by Scott Gault, along with its experienced sales and operations team. Over the coming months, PPG will transition its name to Heritage Professional Products Group (Heritage PPG) and continue to provide the same great service from the same team determined to be the top solutions-driven distributor partner in the industry.
“We are proud to team up with PPG and announce our new partnership,” said Matt McDermott, President of Heritage. “Heritage has grown organically and expanded its platform offering in turf and ornamental products over the last several years. The opportunity to join forces with the entire PPG team greatly enhances our market position and adds a strong talent base of the industry’s best sales professionals and operators. We are excited to add more than 170 hardworking professionals from PPG to our growing family as we cross the 200-location mark and continue building our legacy in the green industry.”
Andy Braunshausen, Vice President of WinField United Seed and Crop Protection, also commented on the acquisition. “The PPG business has grown into an industry leader providing superior service, products, technology and insights to their customers,” Braunshausen said. “Our hope for the sale is to provide WinField United with additional resources to invest in growth within our core sectors, while pairing PPG with a great partner that will prioritize the business for growth in their portfolio.”