Ferrellgas Partners, the Overland Park company that is one of the nation’s largest distributors of propane, said it is acquiring Mr. Bar-B-Q, which sells grilling equipment.
Based in Old Bethpage, N.Y., Mr. Bar-B-Q provides grilling products for resale in such stores as Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Ferrellgas’ portable tank exchange operation, nationally branded under the name Blue Rhino, makes it a good partner for a company that provides other barbecue necessities, Ferrellgas president and CEO Steve Wambold said in a news release.
“Mr. Bar-B-Q is the perfect complement to Blue Rhino’s number-one brand of propane tank exchange and its wide assortment of outdoor living products,” Wambold’s statement said.