SouthernCarlson, Inc., one of the nation's leading fastener, tool and packaging distributors, announces the acquisition of Florida-based Apex Tool & Fasteners, Inc. The acquisition was finalized on Dec. 31, 2018.
This latest acquisition strengthens SouthernCarlson's footprint in Florida, adding capabilities and local distribution presence in the Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa markets. Eric Heath, President of Apex Tool, stated, “We are excited to join the SouthernCarlson family. The support and backing of a national company will enable us to expand our Florida business even faster and provide more products and services to our customers.”
Kenneth Sweder, SouthernCarlson's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Florida is an important market for us and I am pleased to welcome the outstanding associates of Apex Tool & Fasteners to SouthernCarlson. Eric Heath and his team have built a strong business, and I look forward to accelerating our growth together.”