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DSG Expands into Iowa with Acquisition of Brown Supply Company

AMES, IA — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) announces the acquisition of Brown Supply Company in an asset purchase. 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.

The current owner, Kevin Doud, will remain with the business. Doud will 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 Company, A DSG Company, before eventually transitioning to the DSG brand.

"We are excited to be part of a winning team that is committed to growth," Doud said. "We have the utmost faith in DSG moving forward and are here to keep serving our customers in the best way possible."

"We're excited to welcome the Brown Supply Company associates to the DSG team of employee-owners," DSG President & CEO Paul Kennedy said. "Brown Supply Company 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 a Midwest distributor of innovative products and services for the following industries: electrical; plumbing; HVAC/R; utility; communications; automation; waterworks; and on-site sewer, water, and well. DSG is a 100 percent employee-owned company with more than 900 employee-owners in more than 50 locations across seven states.

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