MARSHALLTOWN, IA (September 21, 2023): MARSHALLTOWN, a privately held leader in construction tools and equipment, today announces the acquisition of Barwalt Tool Co., an industry-leading manufacturer of quality, professional tiling tools and accessories known for its superior tile spacers and Ultralight Knee Pads. Based in Post Falls, Idaho, Barwalt Tool was founded by third-generation tile installer Walter Pytlewski and has been in business since 1977.
This acquisition aligns with MARSHALLTOWN’s commitment to offering quality, American-made tools. Both companies have a long tradition of innovation, growth, and customer satisfaction. With this acquisition, MARSHALLTOWN expands its presence and market share in the tile industry, while adding even more innovative products to its current catalog.
“It was an ideal match,” said MARSHALLTOWN President & CEO Joe Carter. “Our companies are well-aligned, sharing a similar customer base and a commitment to American manufacturing. By joining forces, we aim to continue delivering an even broader assortment of innovative tiling tools, installation tools, and accessories that exceed industry standards and customer expectations.”
MARSHALLTOWN plans to integrate the Barwalt Tool products into their existing, industry-leading catalog. Manufacturing and distribution operations will be moved to Marshalltown, Iowa and Fayetteville, Arkansas.
About MARSHALLTOWN: Since 1890, MARSHALLTOWN has made quality, industry-leading construction tools and equipment for various industries: concrete, masonry, drywall, asphalt, tile, flooring, painting, archaeology, snow removal, and more. MARSHALLTOWN aims to constantly innovate the construction tool and equipment space, looking for new ways to help finish jobs faster, better, and with more ease. Their tools can be found in major hardware retailers in the United States and around the world.