Press Release (ePRNews.com) - OMAHA, Neb. - Feb 21, 2019 - SouthernCarlson, Inc., one of the nation’s leading fastener, tool and packaging distributors, announces the acquisition of Cleveland-based Gotham Staple Company, Inc.
The acquisition was finalized on Feb. 15, 2019.
The acquisition expands SouthernCarlson’s footprint and service capabilities across the upper Midwest, and further increases its presence in Florida.
Gotham Staple was founded in 1919 and is currently celebrating 100 years as a leader in the fastening industry. Michael D. Bluso Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Gotham Staple, stated, “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, it’s only fitting that Gotham Staple enters a new phase to ensure our success for the next 100 years. SouthernCarlson is a perfect fit as they share the same customer-centric focus and culture, while also providing the resources and national scale to enable our continued growth.”
Kenneth Sweder, SouthernCarlson’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Gotham Staple’s success and longevity is a testament to the team’s dedication to serving construction and industrial customers. The Bluso family and Gotham’s associates have built an impressive company. I am pleased to welcome such an exceptional business and team to the SouthernCarlson family.”
The details of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Gotham Staple Company, Inc.: Gotham Staple was founded in 1919 and is a leading provider of fasteners and fastening tools, and related products and tool service. Gotham also owns and distributes the Advantage Fastening System line of products. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Gotham has five locations in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania covering the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley regions, and a location in Fort Myers / Naples FL.
About SouthernCarlson, Inc.: SouthernCarlson is a leading national distributor of the most recognized brands of construction fasteners, tools, packaging and facility supplies. SouthernCarlson serves a broad array of customers and end markets across the country from over 150 locations. For more information about SouthernCarlson, please visit www.southerncarlson.com.