Fastener and tool company reopened as Kansas City Winfastener Co.
With a plan to offer expanded services and inventory, WinWholesale Inc. has acquired Midwest Industrial Sales in Kansas City, Kan., which reopened Feb. 6 as Kansas City Winfastener Co.
WinWholesale, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is one of the nation’s largest distributors of residential and commercial construction, replacement and industrial supplies.
Richard S. (Shane) Garrison, who was a co-owner of Midwest Industrial Sales, was named president of Kansas City Winfastener. The company provides industrial joiners, tensioners, fastening systems and tools to the Kansas City metropolitan area encompassing 15 counties in Kansas and Missouri.
To expand the company’s capability to serve customers, the tool repair division of KC Windustrial Co. in Kansas City, Mo., moved to the newly acquired company. In addition, the company will add product lines. Among Kansas City Winfastener’s current product lines are Gripple joiners and tensioners, and Metabo, Milwaukee, RIGID and LENOX tools.
“Kansas City Winfastener is a great addition to the Win Group of Companies in the Kansas City metro area,” said Monte Salsman, WinWholesale chief operating officer. “Our team members there have 100 years of experience. We believe putting that together with expanded services andinventory is a huge advantage for customers.”
Under the WinWholesale business model, it owns the majority of shares in Kansas City Winfastener and other Win companies while providing services such as payroll, accounting, IT and vehicle management. This arrangement allows the local company to focus on customer relationships and sales. Other shareholders, some local, own the remainder of a company’s shares.
WinWholesale has more than 450 local companies across the United States in addition to nearly 70 Noland Company locations, mainly in the Southeast. Noland Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WinWholesale.