Mallory Safety Acquires Fellow Portland Distributor Sanderson Safety

The move gains Mallory locations in Bellingham, WA, Eugene, OR, Richmond, CA, and more capacity in Portland and Seattle.

Independent safety distributor Mallory Safety and Supply recently announced that it has acquired the safety distribution business of Sanderson Safety Supply Co. Both companies are based in Portland, Oregon.

Mallory is the largest independent safety distributor in the Western United States, with approximately 250 employees, and 13 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Wisconsin. This is Mallory’s 13th acquisition in the last 10 years.

"We are so excited about adding the talented safety team from Sanderson, and we pick up new service capabilities such as their Shoemobile program, which solves a real need for our customers." said Tim Loy, president of Mallory. "We also add new locations in Bellingham, WA, Euguene, OR, Richmond, CA, and more capacity in Portland and Seattle. Sanderson has been a respected and major force in the safety space for a very long time, and we feel fortunate to be able to complete this transaction and improve our ability to serve our customers.”

While Mallory focuses on safety products and services, it has acquired several industrial and MRO supply distributors, and carries a broad array of abrasives, cutting tools, construction supplies, so that it can meet the twin objectives of its customers — true safety expertise for the safety department, and vendor consolidation and supply chain efficiency for the procurement side of their business.

"Combining forces with Mallory is a great outcome for the two groups I care most about — our customers, which will continue to receive the same safety focused application expertise but now have access to Mallory's broader service and product offerings, and our employees, who get to join a growing and locally based company that shares our values and passion for safety," said Steve Spahr, president of 99-year-old Sanderson. "Mallory’s vending expertise, safety training division, safety equipment rental and repair services, safety consulting division, and industrial product lines create opportunity for both our employees and our customers, and the company is well positioned for the next 99 years.”

Not included in the transaction is the fire protection business of Sanderson Safety, re-launching as Sanderson Fire Protection, which will continue to provide ANSUL fire suppression systems, fire equipment, and services from its Portland, Eugene and Seattle locations.

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