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August 28, 2014
Fortiline Waterworks Acquires Construction Site Services, LLC

Fortiline Waterworks, a portfolio company of Chicago-based CHS Capital™ has completed the acquisition of Construction Site Services, LLC, a Kentucky-based distributor of waterworks materials.

“Fortiline now has 33 distribution branches in 12 states, expanding its reach into Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky,” said Tim Tysinger, President & CEO of Fortiline. “We continue to pursue strategic add-on opportunities in the waterworks space that grow our product offerings and expand our customer coverage.”

Dave Hawkins, Partner at CHS Capital, said, “The acquisition of Construction Site Services is another example of the excellent work management has done to expand the geographic markets served by the company over the last year. In addition to this acquisition, Fortiline has also opened a new branch location in Nashville to service central Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. We continue to have a strong focus on driving growth through both new branch openings and acquisitions.”

Fortiline Waterworks, headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, is one of the largest wholesale distributors of underground water, sewer and storm utility products in the United States. Founded in 1997, Fortiline distributes more than 75,000 SKUs to a diverse base of more than 4,500 contractor, developer and municipal customers through a network of 31 branches in 11 states in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. For additional information, please visit www.fortiline.com.

CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm with 25 years of experience investing in the middle market. Through partnerships with strong management teams, CHS Capital aims to accelerate earnings growth and drive value creation through human capital initiatives, performance improvement actions and strategic growth activities. Throughout its history, CHS Capital has made investments in 395 businesses and invested $2.9 billion of capital. For additional information, please visit www.chsonline.com.