UTICA, N.Y. – Northern Safety Co., Inc. announced Friday that it has completed the acquisition of Southland Industrial Supply Inc., a distributor of safety and industrial supplies based in Flowery Branch, GA.
With locations in Georgia, Delaware, Missouri and Kansas, Southland Industrial Supply has more than 30 years of experience supplying safety and industrial supplies primarily to the food processing market. The acquisition boosts Northern Safety’s presence in the Southeastern United States, provides Northern Safety with Southland’s expertise in the burgeoning U.S. food processing market and adds top-quality offerings to both companies’ catalogs.
“We are continuously looking to expand our presence in new verticals and Southland Industrial Supply brings such an opportunity,” said Sal Longo, founder and CEO of Northern Safety Co., Inc. “In addition to Southland’s strong national presence in the food processing market, Northern Safety will gain new relationships with leading vendors in the food processing market and a Southeastern hub in which to grow our industrial safety business.”
Southland Industrial Supply’s four distribution centers include facilities in Flowery Branch, GA, Bridgeville, DE, Dodge City, KS., and Independence, MO.
With the acquisition, Longo said Northern Safety gains Southland’s proficiency in industries valued by prospective customers. Longo said the acquisition will be “tremendous” for Southland’s customers as well, offering a collection of new services and an expanded level of support across the nation.
In addition to providing personal protection, Southland Industrial Supply provides plant surveys, safety and ergonomic analysis, knife sharpening services, stainless steel mesh repair, and safety sign audits for its customers. Southland officially joined Northern Safety on Feb. 2.