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The pandemic didn’t stop Lawson Products from pursuing the largest acquisition in its history. Mike DeCata, president and CEO, and Brian Hoekstra, vice president, mergers and acquisitions, spoke with MDM about the company’s latest deal, how they navigated it during a global pandemic and how their M&A appetite remains strong even amid today’s economic upheaval.
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In MDMs 2019 Market Trends survey, we asked the industry to share whats on your mind as we head into 2020. The start of a new decade is carrying some old concerns with it, namely challenges surrounding retention and acquisition of talent, updating and taking advantage of evolving technology and the possibility of dealing with an economic downturn.

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