Distribution Solutions Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DSGR), Fort Worth, Texas, a specialty distribution company, announced that its operating company, Lawson Products, has acquired Emergent Safety Supply (ESS), a national distributor of safety products based near Chicago in Batavia, Ill.
“We are excited to announce the acquisition of ESS,” said Cesar Lanuza, president and CEO of Lawson Products. “ESS is a leader in the safety products and services market, and this acquisition accelerates Lawson’s safety product expansion plans to better serve customers in all of our end-markets. ESS expands Lawson’s safety product offering by over four times. ESS strengthens Lawson’s technical expertise necessary to succeed in the safety product category, which will benefit Lawson’s existing customers, and DSG customers more broadly, who need high-quality safety products and services.”
ESS generates annual sales of $13 million.
DSG was formed through the combination of Lawson Products, MRO distributor of C-parts; Gexpro Services, a global supply chain services provider to manufacturing customers; and TestEquity, a distributor of electronic test and measurement solutions.