The Southland Group recently concluded the acquisition of the Ellis Company, located in North and South Carolina, and A.C.I.S. in Chattanooga, Tenn., bringing to 47 the number of locations nationwide.

The company has also acquired a 43,000-square-foot warehouse in Dalton, Ga., for central distribution and warehousing. The Dalton location, opening in early 2001, will include a store servicing the northern Georgia area.