Fastenal acquires regional distributor
Fastenal Company late last year acquired certain assets of Fasteners, Inc. a regional industrial and construction supply distributor with store locations in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana.
“We feel this is a great opportunity to grow our operations within the Pacific Northwest,” said Dan Florness, executive vice-president and CFO of Fastenal. “Fasteners, Inc. shares our same core values of integrity and great customer service, and we believe they will be a great strategic fit within our shared geographic locations.”
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity for the business and our employees to move forward with Fastenal,” added Dennis Hanson, president and owner of Fasteners, Inc. “Fastenal brings an enormous supply capability and cost savings technologies to our customers. This union will help us grow and better serve our customers, while maintaining the excellent quality and service our customers expect.”
Fasteners, Inc. was founded in Spokane, Washington in September 1961. As the name implies, the company focuses on fastener products, but also sells a broad range of industrial supplies. The company has grown its business over the years to include 13 store locations and anticipates 2015 revenues of approximately $36 million.
Fastenal sells different types of industrial and construction supplies in the following product categories: threaded fasteners and miscellaneous supplies; tools; metal cutting tool blades and abrasives; fluid transfer components and accessories for hydraulic and pneumatic power; material handling; storage and packaging products; janitorial, chemical and paint products; electrical supplies; welding supplies; safety supplies; metals, alloys and materials; and office supplies.
Fastenal operates approximately 2,600 stores located primarily in North America with additional locations in Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and Africa. The company operates 14 distribution centers in North America; eleven in the United States - Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Washington, California, Utah, North Carolina and Kansas, and three outside the United States - Ontario, Canada; Alberta, Canada; and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.