B2B Industrial Completes Acquisition of Western Metals & Strapping Corp.
Addison, IL, September 28, 2009 — B2B Industrial Products LLC, a leading provider of packaging products and equipment, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Western Metals & Strapping Corp.
This acquisition strengthens B2B's position in Northern California and allows us to offer our customers a more complete array of packaging products. B2B's ability to sell and service packaging equipment will be significantly improved. Western Metals has a great deal of expertise selling equipment. This new skill set will help our entire sales force offer our customers an expanded selection of products and services.
"B2B Industrial is extremely excited to obtain a fine organization like WMS with their outstanding history", said Mike Theriault, President & CEO of B2B Industrial. "Our packaging division has grown dramatically over our first five years, but this acquisition will make us a fixture in California for years to come."
Founded in 1987, Western Metals has proudly served Northern California for over 20 years. Their warehouse will remain in Hayward CA and their entire sales force will stay on as part of the B2B Industrial team. The Western team's precise attention to customer service will only be enhanced with B2B's resources.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
About B2B Industrial Packaging LLC (www.B2Bind.com)
Servicing more than 6,000 active clients, B2B Industrial Packaging sells a full range of packaging equipment and supplies including steel strapping, stretch film, and fasteners to clients throughout the U.S. and Mexico. B2B Industrial Packaging is unique in that it also operates two state-of-the-art strapping and fastener tool repair facilities that service the entire U.S. Headquarters are in Addison, Ill. with additional locations in Fort Worth, Texas; Houston; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; and Eugene, Ore.
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