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DSG Acquires Brown Supply to Build Waterworks Business in Iowa

Aug. 2, 2022

Dakota Supply Group (DSG) Plymouth, MN, acquired Brown Supply Co. in an asset purchase effective Aug. 2. Founded in 1940, Brown Supply is a  distributor of waterworks products such as water/sewer pipes, fire hydrants, marking flags, equipment and supplies with four locations across Iowa.

Kevin Doud, the current owner, will remain with the business and willl become the region sales manager for Iowa. In this role, he will help facilitate DSG’s waterworks expansion across Iowa. The company will operate as Brown Supply Co., a DSG company, before eventually transitioning to the DSG brand.

"We're excited to welcome the Brown Supply Co. associates to the DSG team of employee-owners," DSG President & CEO Paul Kennedy said in the press release. "Brown Supply Co. has been a customer-focused market leader in Iowa for over 60 years we look forward to building on this history in the years ahead. This strategic acquisition expands DSG’s footprint to a new state and provides a foundation for further segment expansion.”

DSG is one of the Midwest’s largest distributors of products and services for the following industries: electrical,  plumbing,  HVAC/R,  utility,  communications,  automation,  waterworks,  and on-site sewer, water and well. The company is a 100% employee-owned company with more than 900 employee-owners in more than 50 locations across seven states. Its electrical business is ranked #52 in  Electrical Wholesaling’s 2022 Top 150 Distributors listing.

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