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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.”