Winsupply Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, one of the largest distributors in the nation, has purchased Thomas Pipe and Supply, a distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings in Phoenix, Arizona. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

“Thomas Pipe and Supply is the number-one wholesale distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings in Arizona, with 34 years of serving their customers,” said Roland Gordon, president and CEO of Winsupply Inc. “The company offers pipe fabrication and has enjoyed consistently strong performance through innovation, product line expansion, industry-leading customer service and a superior operating model. Thomas Pipe gives us a strong PVF presence in the Valley of the Sun and beyond, to surrounding states.”

Don Helmlinger, who co-owned Thomas Pipe and Supply with investment group GenCap America, of Nashville, Tennessee, will continue as president, as well as invest equity in Thomas Pipe and Supply with Winsupply. In the Winsupply co-ownership business model, Winsupply Inc. has majority equity in each of its locations, while the local company presidents and some employees own substantial equity.