Excellence Delivered from Day One

Founded in 1986, Distribution International is a leading distributor of thermal and acoustical insulation and related supplies for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in North America. The Houston-based company has operations throughout the United States and Canada to provide constant service to customers worldwide.

CORPORATE TIMELINE

1986

Four Gulf regional operations combine to form DI.

1987

MIT International is formed.


1988

BWI purchases Insulation Innovations.

1989

DI purchases Arrow Insulation.

 

1991

DI purchases Knight Supply.


1992

BWI purchases Byroc.


1997

SIG plc purchases and merges DI and Branton Industries.

1999

SIG plc acquires BWI and merges it with DI.
 

2000

DI purchases Insulation Sales and Fabrication.
 

2006

GreyMountain acquires DI.


2010

Audax Group acquires DI


2011

DI buys Blackhawk.

2012

DI merges with Thorpe Products and Capstreet Group becomes joint owner of DI with Audax Private Equity. DI purchases Crossroads C&I; acquires IDC. 

2013

DI acquires Midwest Sales; acquires assets of Glasscell and Isofab; expands Texas footprint with new Houston location; opens new commercial location in East Rutherford, NJ.

2014

DI acquires assets of State/Allstate Insulation adding six branches in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets.