United Distribution Group Subsidiary Acquires Anchor Industrial Sales

Anchor, operating from a 12,600 square foot facility in Kernersville, NC, is a value-added distributor of gaskets and fluid sealing products.

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Houston-based GHX Industrial, a subsidiary of The United Distribution Group, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the assets and operations of Kernersville, North Carolina based Anchor Industrial Sales Inc. 

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Founded in 1993 by John Raczenski, Anchor operates from a 12,600 square foot facility. Anchor is a value-added distributor of gaskets and fluid sealing products sourced from manufacturing partners such as Flexitallic, Garlock, and SEPCO. Anchor’s core customer base consists of chemical plants, contractors, pulp and paper, steel mills and OEMs. In addition, the company provides sheet, rubber, metal and heat exchanger gaskets as well as seals, packing material and expansion joints.

Former owner, John Raczenski, who will remain with the company, stated that he and the entire Anchor team are very excited to join the GHX and UDG family of companies.

Richard Harrison, President of GHX Industrial stated, “GHX welcomes the Anchor team to our organization. Their culture of providing great service and building strong customer relationships in the Eastern region of the US, continues to strengthen the GHX portfolio and will further expand our footprint for National Account opportunities with the chemical industry and OEM customers.”

“Expanding our North American service area is an ongoing strategic focus for the United Distribution Group and the acquisition of the Anchor Industrial Sales location compliments our already strong North American presence” said Darrell Cole, President & CEO of The United Distribution Group.

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