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Motion Industries Buys General Tool and Supply

Motion Industries, Birmingham, AL, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has acquired General Tool and Supply, a regional industrial supplies distributor based in Portland, OR. Motion has also acquired General Tool's subsidiary Industrial Tool and Supply, Tucson, AZ.
General Tool has four locations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho; and Industrial Tool and Supply has two locations in Arizona.
General Tool President Bill Derville will remain with the company; the business will continue to be managed as General Tool and Supply, and Industrial Tool and Supply.
General Tool stocks hand tools, power tools, precision tools, cutting tools, electronics tools and supplies, construction tools, abrasives, hoists, safety supplies, chemicals, and janitorial supplies. The distributor serves the aerospace, pulp and paper mills, general manufacturing plants, machine shops, foundries, electronic manufacturers, steel mills, construction companies and government agencies. Industrial Tool and Supply customers include copper mines, general manufacturing, machine shops, contractors and electronic manufacturers.
Motion had $3.5 billion in sales in 2008. It is an industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial supplies and material handling. It has eight distribution centers throughout North America.

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