Martin Inc. Sells Townsend Door Hardware and Systems Division Based in Jackson, TN


Martin Inc., announced today the sale of Townsend Door Hardware and Systems to Brice Meeks, who will create Townsend Door, LLC and Townsend Systems, LLC. Townsend DHS was a division of the Townsend Supply Company which Martin acquired in 1998. For the past 21 years, Townsend DHS has operated as a stand-alone division of Martin focused on the construction market for hollow metal doors, frames and hardware and systems integration of life safety products. 

“We believed it was time for Martin to focus on our primary strategy of Industrial, Safety, Fasteners and Integrated Supply,” said Douglas Ruggles, Co-Owner of Martin Inc. “The team at Townsend has serviced the West Tennessee market for over 45 years with these products and services. Townsend is positioned to succeed with this new ownership who is focused solely on the construction market.”

Meeks also owns Delta Electric Inc., an electrical contractor, and Progressive Alarm Technology in Jackson, TN. “The addition of Townsend will create a dominate position in the alarm and systems integration market, said Ruggles. “Meeks’ knowledge of the construction market will provide Townsend Door Hardware the leadership and connections to thrive.”

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Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Florence, AL, Martin Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of custom-tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, operation and production supplies (MROP) to the industrial and construction markets. Martin offers a wide variety of products and services in Industrial, Safety, Integrated Supply, and Fastening – all uniquely designed to help companies operate better. Martin is a member of Affiliated Distributors, the Industrial Supply Association, the National Fasteners Distributor Association and the Global Sourcing Alliance. In 2020, Martin was ranked 50 on Industrial Distribution‘s 2020 Big 50 List. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.