BlackHawk Industrial, a distributor of metalworking and other mission-critical industrial products, continues to expand with the recent acquisition of Alro Industrial Supply. With headquarters in Jackson, Michigan, Alro also has locations in Grand Rapids, MI and Clearwater, Florida.
Alro Industrial Supply was a subsidiary of Alro Steel Corporation, a respected metals and plastics distributor based in Jackson, MI, since 1948.
The Alro Industrial Supply operation is an exceptional fit for BlackHawk, expanding its footprint and increasing proximity to customers with a common product offering and strong focus on technical service. This transaction is another example of the company’s aggressive plan to expand into new product categories, geographical markets, and industry segments.
In October 2023, BlackHawk announced the integration of Big Red Fasteners into its fastener portfolio, significantly bolstering the company’s fastener division. In April 2023, BlackHawk announced the acquisition of Stock’d Supply, a supplier of fasteners, technical threads, and other industrial products.
“BlackHawk Industrial is the perfect partner to position Alro Industrial Supply into the future,” added Randy Glick, CEO of Alro Steel Corporation. “Like Alro, BlackHawk highly values providing cost savings and productivity improvements to their customers. BlackHawk possesses the resources, the systems, and market focus to continue with investment and expansion in the highly competitive industrial supply space. Alro looks forward to continuing its investment and growth in the Steel and Plastics businesses.”
BlackHawk is intent on creating additional value for industrial manufacturers by expanding into new geographic markets to reach more of their production facilities.
“We look forward to building on the value that Alro has brought to so many customers in the Michigan and Florida Markets,” said John Mark, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial. “It is extremely exciting to have the talented associates of Alro Industrial Supply join BlackHawk and contribute to our ongoing success.”
BlackHawk is an industrial distributor with locations across the U.S., Mexico, the UK, and the Philippines. It markets nearly three million products from the industry’s top brands with a heavy emphasis on metal-working products.