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B&F Fastener Acquires Northern States Supply in MN

Fasteners distributor B&F Fastener Supply has acquired long-time competitor Northern States Supply and is expanding its Midwest footprint.
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Ramsey, Minnesota-based fasteners distributor B&F Fastener Supply has acquired long-time competitor Northern States Supply, creating a stronger industrial and construction supply footprint in the Midwest region.

B&F said the acquisition will enable both companies to join forces, strengthening their combined workforces, and offer an expanded product and service selection, including: 

  • in-house custom machining
  • in-house custom packaging
  • vending solutions
  • power tools
  • tool accessories

The combined geographical reach for B&F Fastener Supply will range across Minnesota, North 

Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska with nearly 300 employees and 21 locations.

Northern States Supply, a distributor of industrial and construction supply products, will continue to operate under its name for the time being, company officials said in a news release.

“We have long admired B&F Fastener Supply as a competitor and are so pleased to be part of their company,” Northern States Supply President Tina Erpenbach said in a B&F news release. “We are both industry-leading businesses that supply the highest quality products and second-to-none customer experiences, making this the perfect strategic partnership.”

In 2021, B&F Fastener acquired other Midwest fastener supplier: Mid States Specialty Sales out of Moline, Illinois, and the fastener division of Champion Charter of Fridley, Minnesota

B&F’s President Nicole Baltes shared a message on the acquisition on the company’s YouTube channel. Check it out below.


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