William M. Bird & Co., headquartered in Charleston, S.C., will service the territories of South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and western North Carolina.
Houston-based Readers Wholesale Distribution will handle southern Texas, southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. W.C. Tingle, of Lee's Summit, Mo., will service southern Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado and southwest Nebraska.
Chicago-based Florstar will be responsible for northern Illinois; Gary, Ind.; Wisconsin; Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; and Michigan's upper peninsula. Onthank Co., headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, will take on the Iowa and Nebraska regions.
Adleta, of Carrollton, Texas, rounds out the new appointments. The company will service north Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, northern Louisiana, and northern Mississippi.