Purvis Industries is pleased to announce that effective November 1st, 2013, the company has acquired substantially all of the assets, brand rights, websites, personnel and intellectual property of The Bates family of companies consisting of Bates Sales Company, The Mine Supply Company, IMSCO of Albuquerque, Design Mfg & Equipment Co., St Louis Vibrator Products, Conveyor and Drive Equipment Co., C&L Gear & Machine and Munroe Material Handling. Bates and its companies have been in operation over 60 years and account for over $68 million USD in annual revenue. During that time they have developed a strong customer following by providing exceptional customer service and technical expertise.
Bates has locations serving St. Louis, Hannibal, St. Genevieve, Jackson, Sikeston and Springfield, MO as well as locations in Pittsburg, KS, Newbern, TN, and Blytheville and Osceola, AR. The Mine Supply Company is located in Carlsbad, NM, Mt Vernon, IL., Viburnum, MO and their IMSCO division in Albuquerque, NM.
Bates Sales has developed a diverse customer focused group of businesses targeted at providing local inventory and solutions for their industrial and mining customers. “We are excited to be able to bring on an outstanding organization such as Bates Sales, Mine Supply and the other great companies that make up the Bates family of companies. They not only allow us to expand our presence into new geography, but also enable us to further develop and reach into new markets.” said Cameron Barker, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Purvis Industries.
Michael Adorjan President of Bates commented that “As a company with a strong commitment to an Independent distribution philosophy we wanted to ensure whoever would continue the business would have those same values. Bob Purvis and I have known each other through various supplier and Independent networking groups and I felt Purvis Industries would be the best match for our people as well as our customers.” Michael Adorjan will be staying on with Purvis to further develop the Bates and Mine Supply businesses as well as to help facilitate the transition process.
Purvis Industries is based in Dallas Texas and is one of the largest Independent Bearing and Power Transmission distributors in the United States with 68 locations covering 12 states and the province of Alberta, Canada. Started in 1945, they have implemented an Independent distribution model that has created year over year growth and a loyal following of customers throughout the Southwest United States. Purvis Industries serves its customers with local inventory and extraordinary technical expertise as well as an unwavering dedication to ensuring the continued success of our customers. For more information please visit us at our website www.purvisindustries.com.