The Southland Group has concluded its acquisition of the Ellis Co., with branches in North and South Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tenn.-based A.C.I.S. Taking the latest acquisitions into account, Southland now operates 10 locations throughout the Carolinas and a total of 47 branches nationwide.

The Southland Group also acquired a 43,000-square-foot warehouse in Dalton, Ga. for central distribution and warehousing. The Dalton location, scheduled to open in early 2001, will include a store that services the northern Georgia area.