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Glen Burnie-based Haines, top U.S. flooring distributor, acquires rival
Glen Burnie-based Haines, top U.S. flooring distributor, acquires rival

Glen Burnie-based J.J. Haines & Co. Inc. cemented its spot as the nation's largest floor covering distributor with the recent acquisition of the third-largest distributor, CMH Space. Haines, a wholesaler that sells to nearly 10,000 independent specialty flooring stores in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States, finalized the acquisition Jan. 17 for an amount it declined to disclose. The combined company will have annual sales of more than $500 million, more than 750 employees and 38 locations. "They were the No. 1 distributor and took on No. 3, so they are the largest by far," said Michael Blick, president of trade publication Floor Covering News. The...

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