Orgill creates Canadian company to grow here

MEMPHIS — Orgill, the giant U.S.-based hardware wholesaler, has solidified its growing presence in this country with the announced acquisition of Chalifour Canada. Chalifour is the hardware distribution business of the LBM buying group TIM-BR MART Group. The sale is just one of the changes coming out of TIM-BR MART under the leadership of President Bernie Owens.

The new company, Orgill Canada Hardlines, ULC, was created by Orgill as part of the takeover move. Like its U.S. counterpart, it will not offer a separate banner, but will focus on providing products and services to independent dealers.

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