Hayward Distributing Company announced today that it has purchased the assets and distribution rights of J.S. Woodhouse Co., Inc. Hayward will continue to operate the division under the Woodhouse name utilizing all of the current Woodhouse offices/warehouses as well as retaining all current staff and Territory Managers.
Woodhouse has a long history beginning in 1843 and is one of the original founding members of FEWA – the Farm Equipment Wholesalers Association (now EMDA) in 1945. The company supplies agricultural and light construction brands to dealers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. Woodhouse is now the second agricultural distributor to be acquired by Hayward, preceded by Ford Distributing who services dealers in the Midwest states.
“As a sister distributor to our Ford division, we know Woodhouse and the ag / light industrial market well, and are excited to expand into the New England geography with the strong existing team, brands, and dealer base they have in place,” said Arin Monroe, Hayward Distributing President.
Woodhouse was previously owned by the Reilly family. As part of the transition, Charles Reilly will stay on as General Manager of Woodhouse, while Bill Reilly and Bob Reilly will stay on for a short time to assist with the transition.
Hayward is a premier outdoor power equipment distributer located in Columbus, Ohio, in business since 1947.
For more information please contact:
Arin Monroe, President
Charles Reilly, GM