Detroit’s Amerisource Industrial Supply has merged with the Fairmont Supply family of companies, giving both entities expanded market reach and product portfolios, and access to a wider customer base. Financial details of the move were not disclosed.
Rob Szafraniec, currently Amerisource’s COO, will stay with the company and become vice president and general manager of the Amerisource business unit.
“Our combined resources and expertise in industrial distribution will drive exceptional value to our customers,” says Szafraniec. “This combined with our collective product and services portfolio, extended footprint, and passion for excellence puts us on a fast-track for growth and continued success for our employees.”
Fairmont Supply Company is headquartered in Washington, Penn., and is one of the nation’s leading provider of industrial maintenance, repair and operating supplies. It operates 27 fully automated distribution centers in North America serving more than 5,000 customers in various industries.
“Over the years, the Amerisource team has done an outstanding job of earning the trust and confidence of their many customers and supplier partners,” says Paul Fichiera, CEO of Fairmont Supply. “The addition of Amerisource allows us to expand and diversify our product mix and we expect our customers to benefit from an expanded geographic footprint that now includes Detroit, Chicago, Toledo, Memphis, Nashville, and central Wisconsin.
“Throughout the (merger) process, we uncovered a strong cultural alignment between our two teams, and we look forward to working together to create a world-class culture for our employees,” adds Fichiera.