Conney Safety Products Buys Mettam Safety Supply

MADISON, Wis. -- Conney Safety Products, the largest specialty distributor of Safety Supplies and Equipment in the United States, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Mettam Safety Supply Company of Danville, IL. Michael Wessner, Chief Executive Officer of Conney Safety Products, said, "The combination of these two companies will be very powerful.

MADISON, Wis. -- Conney Safety Products, the largest specialty distributor of Safety Supplies and Equipment in the United States, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Mettam Safety Supply Company of Danville, IL.

Michael Wessner, Chief Executive Officer of Conney Safety Products, said, "The combination of these two companies will be very powerful. Mettam's large customer relationships will benefit from Conney's premier inventory and distribution capabilities, catalog, web presence, and information technology infrastructure. We hope to find several more companies like Mettam to partner with over the next few years."

Nan Mettam, President of Mettam Safety Supply Company, said, "Mettam has been a proud and successful family-owned business since my father founded the company more than 30 years ago. Looking toward the future, we realized that we needed a larger platform in order to best service our customers. We believe Conney's model provides the size and resources necessary to be successful while continuing Mettam's legacy as a technically savvy safety products specialist. Conney has a strong track record of making combinations like this work flawlessly. I don't think we could have found a more ideal partner."

"Our role is to back great management teams," said Thomas Ritchie, Managing Director at CI Capital Partners, the New York based private equity firm that, along with management, owns Conney Safety Products.

"Over the last four years, the Conney Team has done an outstanding job of building and positioning Conney for growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We believe Mettam Safety will be an excellent addition to the Conney platform."

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