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Abrasive Power Tools Deal: Dynabrade Acquires National Detroit

April 20, 2015 12:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The deal is to strengthen Dynablade's product line of abrasive power tools for global distribution.

US LBM Holdings Up For Sale

April 20, 2015 9:40 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

More big news comes out of the building materials market following last week's announcement of ...

IBC Advanced Alloys Receives $1.3M Order From Asian Precision Mfg. Multinational

April 20, 2015 9:18 am | by IBC Advanced Alloys | News | Comments

Choosing to have its identity remain undisclosed, IBC's new customer has contracted for...

Global Power Technologies Signs Distribution Deal With Digi-Key

April 16, 2015 12:50 pm | by Digi-Key Electronics | News | Comments

As part of the agreement, GPTG’s product line of silicon carbide semiconductors will be extended...

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WinWholesale Acquires NY's Security Supply, Opens TX WinSupply

April 14, 2015 11:11 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition gives WinWholesale 12 new locations that serve the lower Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, and brings its total location count to more than 570 in 45 states.

Builders FirstSource Buys ProBuild For $1.63 Billion

April 13, 2015 12:04 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The deal positions Builders FirstSource to capitalize on the recovering housing market, diversifying its business, and expanding its geographic reach.

Munch's Supply Co. Acquired by Rotunda Capital

April 12, 2015 4:16 pm | by Rotunda Capital | News | Comments

Munch’s Supply operates out of seven branches in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, distributing heating and cooling supplies from over 350,000 square feet of warehouse space to area dealers and contractors.

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Lewis-Goetz Acquires Action Industrial Group

April 9, 2015 3:36 pm | by Lewis-Goetz | News | Comments

The acquisition will add seven Southeast locations to the Lewis-Goetz footprint, as well as gasket fabrication technologies.

French Building Materials Group Separates From Wolseley

April 9, 2015 1:00 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The news follows Wolseley's January announcement that it was looking to exit its building materials business in France.

Analysts: Could Oil Industry Consolidation Mirror 1990s?

April 9, 2015 11:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Analysts say falling crude prices increased the likelihood that established energy companies would look to acquire proven reserves rather than explore for additional resources.

New Mountain Capital Acquires Zep Inc.

April 8, 2015 5:08 pm | News | Comments

Cleaning products maker Zep Inc. will be taken private for $692 million.

Radians Acquires VisionAid

April 8, 2015 4:00 pm | by Radians | News | Comments

Massachusetts-based VisionAid manufactures SideShields, portable emergency eyewash stations, and lens cleaning products with a variety of custom packaging options.

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Herold Partco Products To Be Sold Under Osborn Brand

April 8, 2015 1:49 pm | by Osborn | News | Comments

Herold Partco manufacturing equipment will be relocated to Osborn’s plant in Richmond, IN and production of Herold Partco products will resume. 

Shell Looks To Acquire BG Group In $70B Deal

April 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The reported $70 billion transaction would be the industry's third-largest on record.

DXP Acquires Oregon's Tool Supply

April 8, 2015 9:47 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The addition expands DXP's Metal Working division and provides a cutting tool beachhead in the Pacific Northwest and California.

FNA Group Acquires Power Washer Provider

April 7, 2015 3:13 pm | by FNA Group | News | Comments

The addition helps FNA diversify its position as a manufacturer of professional-quality power washers and accessories for homeowners, contractors, and industrial customers.

ERIKS Acquires Seals And Packings

April 7, 2015 2:25 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition enables ERIKS to enhance its client base in the U.S. oil and gas industry, and further strengthens its product and service offerings to existing and new customers.

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BlackHawk Industrial Acquires New England's Pioneer Tool Supply

April 7, 2015 1:53 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Adding Pioneer is a new geographical penetration by BlackHawk and will deepen its technical solutions sales focus in a new market.

Purvis Industries Acquires Animas Bearing

April 6, 2015 12:23 pm | by Purvis Industries | News | Comments

The addition helps Purvis fill out its New Mexico operations and solidify its position in the region.

Arrow Electronics Acquires immixGroup

April 6, 2015 10:59 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition will enhance Arrow's presence in the federal market, as immixGroup's 2014 sales to federal agencies were roughly seven times that of Arrow's.

EIS Acquires Connect-Air International

April 2, 2015 12:17 pm | by EIS Inc. | News | Comments

Connect-Air is a North American specialty distributor of low-voltage wire and cable used in critical building applications, primarily HVAC, security, and fire alarm systems.

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions Acquires Engineered Machinery

April 2, 2015 9:17 am | News | Comments

Aiming to leverage EMI's advanced capabilities, Ryan Herco looks to take its value-added services offering to a new level.

nexAir Acquires M&A Welding Supply

April 1, 2015 1:54 pm | by nexAir | News | Comments

The acquisition doubles nexAir’s Georgia footprint and furthers its reach into the northwestern portion of the state.

Parkland Fuel Acquires Pioneer Energy, 5 Retail Stores In ND

April 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Parkland Fuel | News | Comments

The North Dakota Acquisition is complementary to Parkland's existing operations and extends its retail footprint into the Bismarck and Dickinson areas.

UniCarriers Americas Acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Manufacturing

April 1, 2015 1:09 pm | by UniCarriers Americas | News | Comments

The transaction represents one of several phases of UniCarriers Americas’ overall strategy to transfer the Nissan industrial engine business into the UniCarriers family.

CRC Industries Acquires ChemFree Corp.

April 1, 2015 11:46 am | News | Comments

The acquisition gains CRC the SmartWasher Parts Washing System product line, which is distributed and marketed in more than 40 countries.

Triad Technologies Acquires Mega Fluidline Products

April 1, 2015 10:26 am | by Triad Technologies | News | Comments

The acquisition gives Triad five additional Parker Hannifin products stores in Ohio, bringing its total to 13 in the state.

Apex Tool Group Acquires China's Yecen

March 31, 2015 10:01 am | News | Comments

Yecen's wheel aligner and automotive lift product lines now will be part of Apex's broad SATA brand portfolio.

ABC Supply Makes Two Acquisitions

March 30, 2015 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The additions strengthen ABC's offering in the New England and Twin Cities (MN) regions.

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