Portland distributor acquires local competitor

Mallory Safety and Supply buys Sanderson Safety Supply Co.

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Mallory Safety and Supply has bought Sanderson Safety Supply Co.

Both companies are based in Portland: Mallory is the “largest independent safety distributor in the Western United States,” according to a news release.

“We are so excited about adding the talented safety team from Sanderson, and we pick up new service capabilities such as their Shoemobile program, which solves a real need for our customers.” Tim Loy, president of Mallory, said in the release. “We also add new locations in Bellingham, WA, Euguene, OR, Richmond, CA, and more capacity in Portland and Seattle. Sanderson has been a respected and major force in the safety space for a very long time, and we feel fortunate to be able to complete this transaction and improve our ability to serve our customers.”

The acquisition marks Mallory’s 13th in the last decade.

“Combining forces with Mallory is a great outcome for the two groups I care most about — our customers, which will continue to receive the same safety focused application expertise but now have access to Mallory’s broader service and product offerings, and our employees, who get to join a growing and locally based company that shares our values and passion for safety,” Steve Spahr, president of Sanderson, said in the release. “Mallory’s vending expertise, safety training division, safety equipment rental and repair services, safety consulting division, and industrial product lines create opportunity for both our employees and our customers, and the company is well positioned for the next 99 years.”

Sanderson Safety will rebrand as Sanderson Fire Protection and was not included in the acquisition.


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