Nicoles Acquires DawnChem

Nichols is proud to announce a very strategic acquisition in the Cleveland, Ohio market. To support their continued strong growth and expansion, Nichols has acquired DawnChem, significantly expanding their presence in the Northeast Ohio area. The agreement was closed on Monday, June 10, 2019 and is the latest of numerous acquisitions completed since Nichols was founded in Muskegon, Michigan in 1936.

DawnChem has been in business since 1977 as a family owned and operated cleaning supplies and equipment company. The acquisition further reinforces the Nichols position as the leading provider of solutions for clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products.

“I am personally excited to be a part of this new company as we evolve and integrate the experience of the DawnChem team with the resources of Nichols," says DawnChem's president, Ed Rossi. "Nichols-DawnChem will provide our customers with tremendous new product offerings and opportunities along with over 80 years in distribution excellence.”

“DawnChem has 42 years of strong relationships built by an impressive team of associates, says CEO Mike Olthoff. "We are thrilled to have them join the Nichols family. We are also very pleased that Ed will remain with Nichols as General Manager.”

Nichols has been a preferred distributor to the industrial, food processing, education, building service contractors, healthcare, and hospitality industries since 1936. Associates are touted as creative problem solvers that provide solutions for clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products through the promise of I.K.E.: Innovation, Knowledge, and Excellence. 

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