Imperial Dade Acquires Nichols

Distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies marks its 43rd acquisition under its current leadership.
On June 30, industrial blade manufacturer Valley Grinding & Manufacturing announced the acquisition of Quality Edge, a  knife manufacturer with specialization in the food industry.

Food service packaging and janitorial supply distributor Imperial Dade acquired Michigan-based Nichols Paper & Supply, the 43rd acquisition under Imperial Dade’s current leadership, the company announced.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Norton Shores, Michigan, Nichols is a distributor of janitorial supplies and industrial packaging run by Mike Olthoff, according to Imperial Dade.

“The addition of Nichols will significantly strengthen Imperial Dade’s existing presence in the Midwest and help better reach customers coast-to-coast,” the company said. “The Imperial Dade platform will operate roughly 100 facilities across the country and solidify its position as the national leader in specialty distribution. By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Nichols’ customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.”

Imperial Dade serves more than 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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