Empire Equipment Acquires Greater Texas Ice

The acquisition expands the company's wholesale distribution platform for commercial foodservice equipment.

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Empire Equipment Co. acquires Houston-based Greater Texas Ice. Courtesy of Empire Equipment Co.

Empire Equipment Co. has acquired Houston-based Greater Texas Ice, a wholesale distributor of commercial foodservice equipment and aftermarket parts in the Texas and South Central markets.

The company says the acquisition expands its geography and logistics network to now encompass nine distribution locations and comes as it continues to focus on expanding product lines, adding sales resources and opening new locations.

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with the talented team at Greater Texas Ice to continue our collective tradition of providing exceptional customer service and leading distribution capabilities to our loyal customers. This transaction adds scale in the Texas and South Central regions and allows both Empire Group and Greater Texas Ice to better serve our partners in the regions,” says Jim Kirkland, CEO of Empire Group, in a press release.

Headquartered in Goldsboro, N.C., Empire Equipment Co. is a wholesale distributor and manufacturers’ representative of foodservice equipment and provider of genuine OEM parts.

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