MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM), Melville, N.Y., distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations supplies, has acquired Buckeye Industrial Supply Co. and Tru-Edge Grinding Inc. Buckeye and Tru-Edge are separate companies with shared ownership.
Buckeye, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is an independent metalworking distributor. Tru-Edge, headquartered in St. Henry, Ohio, is a custom tool manufacturer. The two companies will continue to operate under their names as MSC companies.
“We are excited to add Buckeye and Tru-Edge to our growing portfolio of businesses as they’ll contribute greatly to fortify and expand our position as the leading metalworking supply distributor in North America,” said Erik Gershwind, President and CEO of MSC. “Their focus on providing high-touch support to customers aligns well with our commitment to helping customers solve their mission-critical challenges and improve the productivity of their operations.”
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