30 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION / September/October 2014 www.inddist.com
Sales: $2.5 billion
President & CEO: Neil Schrimsher
Headquarters: Cleveland, OH
13. Applied Industrial Technologies www.applied.com
Says Applied, “We strengthened our capabilities to serve upstream oil and gas customers
with the acquisitions of Texas Oilpatch Services and Reliance Industrial Products. And,
we announced the definitive agreement to acquire Knox Oil Field Supply.” In August,
Applied was honored by Honda as one of its top suppliers of 2014.
Sales: $2.46 billion
President & CEO: Erik Gershwind
Headquarters: Melville, NY
Locations: 103 branches; 11 fulfillment centers
14. MSC Industrial Supply Co. www.mscdirect.com
Coming off the major 2013 acquisition of Barnes Distribution North America, MSC says
the deal added 30,000 new customers to its base. MSC completed the construction of
its co-headquarters in Davidson, NC to accommodate future expansion, and launched a
new web platform at www.mscdirect.com.
Sales: $2.3 billion
Chairman: Johan Sleebus
Headquarters: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Locations: 450 branches
15. ERIKS nv www.eriks.com
Netherlands-based ERIKS is owner of former Big 50 company Lewis-Goetz, acquired in
2011. 2013 saw ERIKS making acquisitions in Slovakia, Germany, Scotland, and Canada.
This year, ERIKS acquired European industrial service provider Maagtechnic in April, and
acquired Pittsburgh-based Advance Sealing in July.
Sales: $2.2 billion
Chairman & CEO: Richard W. Schwartz
Headquarters: Dayton, OH
16. WinWholesale Inc. www.winwholesale.com
Win Wholesale landed in the same place as last year – #16 – but has exhibited growth
of $300 million, pushing into the $2 billion+ category. Win Wholesale had a busy 2013,
opening 10 new distribution centers, including locations in New York, Connecticut, and
Indiana last September. The company also launched a mobile app last August, and this
past spring opened a new distribution center in Aurora, CO.
Sales: $1.6 billion
CEO: Michael Grebe
Headquarters: Jacksonville, FL
17. Interline Brands Inc. www.interlinebrands.com
Though this company’s last acquisition was in 2012, it continues to show healthy growth
— coming in at $1.6 billion in sales. In May this year, Fred Pensotti was named Interline
Brands’ new Chief Financial Officer.
Sales: $1.3 billion
President & CEO: Dan O’Leary
Headquarters: Baton Rouge, LA
18. Edgen Group www.edgengroup.com
Edgen Group was acquired by Sumitomo Corporation in November of 2013.