Exciting BIG NEWS! Kerr Office Group, Inc. announces Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Environment Company
Company Release, August 30, 2018
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY., August 30, 2018 – Kerr Office Group, Inc., Elizabethtown, KY and Office Environment Company, Louisville, KY, jointly announced today that they have executed a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for the merger of Office Environment Company with and into Kerr Office Group, Inc. Brian K. Kerr, President and Tricia Burke, President, of Office Environment Company, made the joint announcement.
This merger with Office Environment Company, based in Louisville, Kentucky, further strengthens Kerr Office Group’s position in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Southern Indiana with our recently enhanced Western Kentucky presence in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Under the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, Kerr Office Group will purchase the assets and goodwill of Office Environment Company, Louisville, KY.
Brian K. Kerr, President of Kerr Office Group, stated, "The merger with Office Environment Company significantly expands Kerr Office Group's existing presence within Kentucky. In addition to gaining entry into the Louisville, Kentucky market, Office Environment Company is a Haworth dealer that will provide an excellent platform upon which to grow our contract furniture business throughout Kentucky. We believe we can provide customers of Office Environment Company with a broader array of services, including Canon copiers, IPC janitorial equipment, janitorial supplies, managed network and print service capabilities as well as residential interior design & furnishings."
"Office Environment Company is a well-established dealership with competitive prices that shares our commitment to our clients and the communities we serve. We are pleased to be able to partner with them and continue to build on their history that started in 1907," said Kerr Office Group, VP of Sales Ed McCoy.
"I am excited for the opportunities afforded our customers and employees through our merger with Kerr Office Group. We will be an even stronger independent dealer with the additional capabilities that this merger brings us. As we all know, the only constant is change. I feel very positive about this new direction," shared Tricia Burke, President of Office Environment Company.
"I have worked with Office Environment Company for 46 years...and have experienced many changes during this time as building a new headquarters, hiring and training employees, investing in technology and providing workspace solutions for our clients. Our merger with Kerr Office Group is the right step in 2018." said Wm. Kelly Burke, Chairman and CFO of Office Environment Company.
We will work closely with our clients, partners and employees to make the integration process as smooth as possible. The integration of both companies will take place over an anticipated three month time period. Our customers will continue to receive the same high quality of products and services, which they have come to expect from both dealerships.
About Kerr Office Group
Kerr Office Group is a woman owned small business with locations in the Elizabethtown, Campbellsville and Hopkinsville Kentucky. KOG is a B2B office supply, janitorial supply, contract furniture and an authorized Canon copier & servicing dealer. We have multi-billion dollar buying power as a member owner of our national buying group, Independent Stationers and our office supplies are competitive with all big box and online retailers. We offer next day FREE delivery and are a distributor for many state, GSA and educational contracts.
About Office Environment Company
Office Environment Company is a third generation woman owned independent office products and commercial office furniture company in Louisville, Kentucky. As a Preferred Haworth dealer, Office Environment Company creates engaging workspaces for clients in several vertical markets.