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Dayton, Ohio - Updike Supply Company has acquired H.D. Geisler Company, a distributor of metal stamping products and tooling components, also of Dayton. Founded in 1948, Geisler serves a wide variety of customers throughout Western and Central Ohio, Eastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.
“We are excited to add the talents and experience of the H.D. Geisler team, as well as the product offerings of industry leading suppliers which are very complementary to Updike’s current products" said Steve Short, President / CEO of Updike Supply. “H.D. Geisler has developed outstanding customer relationships. We look forward to providing additional value to these customers with Updike’s enhanced offering of inventory management and spend / usage analysis and reporting capabilities. With Updike’s expanded sales force we are targeting significant additional market coverage and sales growth in metal stamping products and tooling components.”
Cindy Snyder, President of H.D. Geisler, added, “We have thoroughly enjoyed growing the company that our father founded in a small garage over sixty years ago. However, we have reached a point in our lives when we wish to slow the pace of our activities. Our biggest concern in doing so, however, has been how to accomplish this while ensuring that H.D. Geisler’s customers continue to receive the very highest levels of customer service and technical support. Also, we wanted to be certain that the future needs of H.D. Geisler’s dedicated employees would be met. I am extremely pleased that H.D. Geisler is now part of the Updike Supply family as we share common values and culture and I am confident that Updike will continue to grow the company to new levels.”