B & D Industrial, Macon, GA, a regional industrial distributor, has acquired Simco Technologies, an Atlanta-based distributor of industrial electronics, sensors, drives, motion control, machine safety and machine vision systems.   ;
The B & D Industrial holding company provides industrial products and services to mining, manufacturing, engineering and OEM companies from its almost 40 facilities in Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.   ;
Simco Technologies' industrial automation products will complement the other areas of focus for B & D Industrial. Simco operates out of its branch locations in Norcross, Columbus and Savannah, GA, as well as Jacksonville and Tampa, FL.   ; The Simco management team will remain in place and the company will continue operating under the Simco Technologies name.