Lawson Products Acquires Vancouver's Mattic Industries

As Lawson's fourth acquisition in the past 14 months, Mattic distributes rivets, fasteners and other components throughout western Canada.

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CHICAGO — MRO products and services distributor Lawson Products, No. 38 on Industrial Distribution's 2016 Big 50 List, announced Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of Mattic Industries Limited, a Vancouver-based distributor. 

Founded in 1982, Mattic Industries is a distributor of rivets, fasteners and other industrial components throughout Western Canada. Similar to Lawson, the company also provides vendor managed inventory (VMI) services to customers.

Mattic has distribution centers in Surrey, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta. Lawson Products gains 18 employees, including 10 sales representatives with the acquisition.

“Mattic has strong, long-lasting customer relationships and its employees are known for their deep product knowledge of fasteners and applications for the trucking industry,” said Michael DeCata, president and chief executive officer, Lawson Products.

“This acquisition complements both companies’ strengths in providing outstanding customer service, particularly within fleet management and the oil and gas industry. We’ve expanded Lawson’s footprint in North America and are positioned to immediately grow this business and capitalize on the Canadian market opportunity,” DeCata said.

“I’m proud of the Mattic team’s achievements and I’m thrilled to have found in Lawson a company that shares our values and our focus on being close to customers to meet their needs,” said John Matthew, president and founder, Mattic Industries.

Key sales and management members will continue in their leadership roles. John Matthew will remain on board during the transition. Third Coast Capital Advisors served as financial advisor to Lawson Products. Lawson Products’ acquisition of Mattic Industries closed November 15, 2016. Transaction consideration was not disclosed. 

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