KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Radio Systems Corporation (RSC) has purchased the largest distributor of its Invisible Fence Brand products.
“We are thrilled to make JGB Distributing a part of the family,” said RSC Executive Vice President Willie Wallace. “A key part of the decision was making sure that the JGB management team, including CEO Bill Miltz would remain on board.”
“Having the resources and management of RSC behind us will enable us to expand and accomplish even more,” said Miltz, who will stay on as CEO of JGB. “We’ll be able to expand, have more input on product development and marketing, and keep our management and our 85 employees in place right here in Cleveland.”
JGB Distributing has expanded rapidly over the past few years and now provides Invisible Fence Brand products and services to over 105 dealers in 22 states and 11 Canadian provinces and territories (a list of states, provinces and territories appears at the end of this article).
“Given its national and international reach, bringing the company in-house is a logical move,” said RSC Vice President of New Market Development Lance Tracy. “We will have better alignment between national and regional strategies. The combined team will better ensure that the needed resources and the best ideas are used to market even more effectively to a huge area and, quite literally, millions of people.”
RSC is a privately held company. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The JGB Distributing territory covers Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii, Northern West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania in the US and Yukon Territories, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in Canada.
About Radio Systems
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Radio Systems Corporation (RSC) is the maker of the PetSafe®, Invisible Fence®, Innotek®, SportDOG®, Staywell®, and most recently the Premier® and Unleashed Technology® brands. The brand portfolio makes RSC an industry leader in the management of pet behavior, pet training solutions, containment systems, safety and lifestyle production solutions.