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PAINTERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT EXPANDS IN INDIANA 

April 3, 2019

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced the acquisition of Ellis Distributors (“Ellis”) with two locations in the state of Indiana.  Ellis is a PPG Platinum Distributor that has been supplying the automotive refinish and industrial coatings markets since 1993.  They are headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana with an additional location in Terre Haute.  

“We are pleased to welcome the Ellis team to PSE” said Patrick Mayette, president & CEO of PSE. “With this acquisition, we expand our operations to six stores in the state of Indiana and continue our commitment to grow in that region.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 45 branch locations across Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  PSE serves more than 7,300 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial, industrial, and aerospace accounts. PSE is a PPG Platinum Distributor and maintains strong market share across its footprint.


PAINTERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT EXPANDS IN GEORGIA WITH SIX ADDITIONAL STORE LOCATIONS

March 18, 2019

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Automotive Paint & Equipment (“AP&E”).  The acquisition adds 6 locations in Georgia and further expands PSE’s market presence in the Southeast United States.  AP&E is a Platinum Distributor that is headquartered in Warner Robins, Georgia with additional stores in Brunswick, Dublin, Macon, Savannah and Statesboro.

Founded in 1987, AP&E has been owned and operated by Dean & Brian Wilkerson.  “We are excited to welcome the Automotive Paint & Equipment team members to the PSE family” said Patrick Mayette, president & CEO of PSE.  AP&E’s strong commitment to servicing their customers with industry-leading products and services will only be strengthened as they join PSE”.

Brian Wilkerson, co-owner of Automotive Paint & Equipment, will assume a leadership role as Regional Manager with PSE.  Brian will be responsible for continued growth in the region and ensuring his team continues to service their customers at a high level.

“Brian and I are extremely excited about the future for all AP&E employees and I am proud to retire knowing that the AP&E team are in great hands with PSE” said Dean Wilkerson.  Brian Wilkerson added “This was a perfect fit for our family and employees based on our relationship with PSE and the shared ideals of our organizations.”

“This acquisition marks another significant expansion of PSE’s footprint in the Southeast and signifies our commitment to grow in that region” continued Mayette. “We will remain an active acquirer of strategic distributors in the Midwest, Southeast and nationally in 2019 to support our aggressive growth goals.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 43 branch locations across Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  PSE serves more than 7,000 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial, industrial, and aerospace accounts. PSE is a PPG Platinum Distributor and maintains strong market share across its footprint.


PAINTERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT RECOGNIZED AS LEADING PPG DISTRIBUTOR AT 2019 PLATINUM CONFERENCE

February 25, 2019

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced that it was awarded seven Industry honors at the 2019 PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held in Orlando, Florida on February 21-24, 2019.

With more than 600 fellow Platinum Distributors in attendance, PPG’s Michael McGarry, President & CEO and Gary Danowski, Vice President Global Refinish presented PSE with seven awards including National Sales Achievement, Zone Sales Pacesetter, Commercial Transport Sales Growth Achievement, Light Industrial Coatings Sales Growth Achievement, Million Dollar Sales Growth Achievement, Platinum 20% Growth Achievement, and the PPG Platinum Plus Achievement.

Patrick Mayette, President & CEO of PSE, was also presented with the prestigious PPG Platinum Council Emeritus Award for his participation and leadership on PPG’s Platinum Distributor Council since 2012.

“I am proud to accept these awards on behalf of the more than 350 PSE employees throughout the country” said Mayette.  “All of us at PSE wake up every day to provide our customers with the best products and service in the industry and I am honored to have our organization be recognized as one of PPG’s best performing Distributors in North America.”

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. joined the PPG Platinum Distributor Program in 1994 as PPG’s first Platinum Distributor in North America.  Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 38 branch locations across Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. PSE serves more than 6,000 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial and industrial accounts. PSE is the largest Platinum Distributor in North America and maintains strong market share across its footprint.


PAINTERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT CO. ACQUIRES COOPER COLOR, INC.

July 25, 2018

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Cooper Color, Inc. (“Cooper Color”).  The acquisition adds 2 locations in Missouri and Illinois, and further expands PSE’s market presence in the Midwest United States.  Cooper Color was founded in 1997 and operates locations in Arnold, Missouri and Bellville, Illinois.

“Cooper Color is a strong PPG Platinum Distributor with a solid reputation of providing industry-leading products and value-added services in the St. Louis and surrounding markets.  We are excited to welcome the Cooper Color team members to the PSE organization” said Patrick Mayette, president & CEO of PSE.

Dave Cooper, founder and owner of Cooper Color, will join PSE as part of the regional leadership team.  He will continue to ensure that his team services their customers at a high level, while driving continued growth in the region.

“On behalf of the entire Cooper Color team, we are extremely proud to join the PSE team and excited about the future as we continue to grow our business” said Dave Cooper.  “PSE’s high service model, strong industry commitment, and shared core values made this a natural fit” Cooper said.

“We are excited about the future opportunities that Dave and the Cooper Color team will bring to the organization” continued Mr. Mayette.  “This acquisition marks another important milestone for PSE as we expand our footprint into Missouri and Illinois.  We continue to focus on being an active acquirer of strategic distributors in the Midwest and nationally to support our aggressive growth initiatives.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 39 branch locations across Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  PSE serves more than 6,500 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial, industrial, and aerospace accounts. PSE is a PPG Platinum Distributor and maintains strong market share across its footprint.


PAINTERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT CO. ACQUIRES AUTO PAINT & EQUIPMENT

May 1, 2018

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced the acquisition of Auto Paint & Equipment (“A.P.E.”) located in McDonald, Pennsylvania.  Founded in 1989, A.P.E. is a Platinum Distributor that has been owned and operated by Ron and Frank Panza since 1995.  The acquisition expands PSE’s footprint in the Pennsylvania and West Virginia markets.

“We are pleased to welcome the Auto Paint and Equipment team to the Painters Supply organization” said Patrick Mayette, president & CEO of PSE.  “Ron, Frank and the rest of the A.P.E. team have joined PSE and will continue to drive the growth and success of the McDonald location, which will only be strengthened as they join the Painters Supply team.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 37 branch locations across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama.  PSE serves more than 6,200 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial and industrial accounts. PSE is the largest Platinum Distributor in North America and maintains strong market share across its footprint.

“We are pleased to add this strategic acquisition to the PSE portfolio” continued Mr. Mayette.  “We continue to focus on being an active acquirer of strategic distributors in the Midwest, Southeast and nationally in 2018 to support our aggressive growth goals.”


PAINTERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT CO. ACQUIRES ACS OF GEORGIA

APRIL 9, 2018 

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of ACS of Georgia (“ACS”). The acquisition adds 9 locations in Georgia and Alabama, and expands PSE’s market reach into the Southeastern United States. ACS, based in Metro Atlanta, is the largest PPG Platinum Distributor headquartered in the Southeast, servicing customers throughout Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

“We’re pleased to welcome the ACS of Georgia team to PSE” said Patrick Mayette, President & CEO of PSE. “ACS is one of the top performing PBE Distributors in the country and they share the same high service model philosophy as PSE” added Mayette.

David Marlow and JP Uren, owners of ACS since 2007, will join PSE as equity partners and will assume the positions of Regional Vice Presidents. They will continue to deliver industry-leading products and services to their customers, while focusing on expanding the PSE footprint throughout the Southeast.

“JP and I are extremely excited about the future for all ACS employees as we join forces with PSE” said David Marlow. Uren added that the decision was easy based on the relationship that they have developed with the PSE organization over the years. “PSE’s model of high service and strong integrity, matched with their commitment to aggressively grow throughout the country, made this a perfect fit” Uren said.

“We’re excited about the future growth Dave, JP and their team will bring to the organization” continued Mr. Mayette. “This acquisition marks a significant milestone for PSE as we expand our footprint outside of the Great Lakes Region. We continue to focus on being an active acquirer of strategic distributors in the Midwest, Southeast and nationally to support our aggressive growth initiatives.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 36 branch locations across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia and Alabama. PSE serves more than 6,000 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial and industrial accounts. PSE is the largest Platinum Distributor in North America and maintains strong market share across its footprint.


PSE NAMED PPG PLATINUM DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

MARCH 27, 2018

PPG’s automotive refinish business has honored Painters Supply & Equipment Company (PSE) of Taylor, Michigan, as its 2017 Platinum Distributor of the Year. John Parran, PPG director, Platinum Distributor program, U.S. and Canada, presented the award at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 22–25 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida. The annual conference brings together PPG Platinum Distributors from across the United States and Canada. Patrick Mayette, PSE president, and the company’s senior leadership and regional managers accepted the award on behalf of the PSE organization.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of all our Platinum Distributors,” said Parran. “This year we’re honored to recognize Painters Supply and Equipment. In its long-standing relationship with PPG, PSE has consistently demonstrated the qualities that epitomize the spirit of our Platinum Distributor program — product knowledge, enduring loyalty, continuous training, exceptional performance and an unswerving commitment to customer service and support. The people at PSE have worked hard for this award, and it is my privilege to present the Platinum Distributor of the Year award to an outstanding and deserving company.”

Along with Parran, PPG was represented by Michael McGarry, chairman and CEO; Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas; and Tom Maziarz, general manager, collision, U.S. and Canada. PSE’s Mayette shared the honor with his colleagues.

“It’s very exciting to accept this award for the entire PSE team,” said Mayette. “It’s gratifying for all of us to be recognized for our work. We are fortunate to have an experienced, knowledgeable and innovative team dedicated to continuous improvement and customer service. Our staff understands the industry and has the insights that help us help our customers. Thank you, PPG, for naming PSE the Platinum Distributor of the Year.

PSE was established in 1952 in Lincoln Park, Michigan, and immediately became a single-line PPG distributor. It was also one of the charter members of the PPG Platinum Distributor program when it started in 1995. The company now has 25 retail stores throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana and employs a staff of 235 people including trained technical service representatives, regional sales managers, and business development and territory managers focused on providing customers with an exceptional service experience.

The company is also committed to training. A 3,000 square foot, state-of-the-art learning center at the company’s headquarters provides PSE associates and customers with opportunities for product improvement, process improvement and business training. The PSE staff regularly participates in PPG MVP training. The company also hosts I-CAR collision industry educational events. In 2016 PSE received the Auto Care Association’s (ACA) Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award for its dedication to training and the career development of its employees.


PSE ACQUIRES NORTHERN INDIANA PAINT SUPPLY

February 7, 2018

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Northern Indiana Paint Supply, Inc. (“Northern Indiana Paint Supply”).  This acquisition increases Painters Supply & Equipment’s footprint in the Northern and Central Indiana market.  Founded in 1982, Northern Indiana Paint Supply is a family-owned PPG Platinum Distributor that operates three Indiana stores in Fort Wayne, Osceola, and Warsaw.

“We are excited to welcome the Northern Indiana Paint Supply team members to the PSE family” said Patrick Mayette, president & CEO of PSE.  “Northern Indiana Paint Supply has a long history of providing industry-leading products and services in the Indiana market, which will only be strengthened as they join the PSE team.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 25 branch locations across Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. PSE serves more than 4,000 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial and industrial accounts. PSE is a PPG Platinum Distributor and maintains strong market share across its footprint.

“We are pleased to add another strategic acquisition to the PSE portfolio” continued Mr. Mayette.  “We continue to focus on being an active acquirer of strategic distributors in both the Midwest and nationally in 2018 to support our aggressive growth goals.”


PSE ACQUIRES DICK’S AUTO SUPPLY

January 23, 2018 

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced the acquisition of certain assets of Dick’s Auto Supply (“Dick’s”). Dick’s was founded in 1968 and is a PPG Platinum Distributor. The acquisition adds a location in Findlay, Ohio and strengthens PSE’s market presence in northwest Ohio. The acquisition was completed in late December.

“We’re excited to welcome the Dick’s Auto Supply team to Painters Supply & Equipment” said Patrick Mayette, CEO of PSE. “We are committed to delivering the highest quality products, superior service, and value added programs to all of our new customers.”

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 22 branch locations across Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. PSE serves more than 4,000 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial and industrial accounts. PSE is a PPG Platinum Distributor and maintains strong market share across its footprint.

“We’re pleased to grow our footprint in Ohio and expect to be an active acquirer of other strategic distributors in both the Midwest and nationally in 2018” continued Mr. Mayette. “We have a strong appetite for continued growth.”