JanSan distributor Jon-Don, Roselle, Illinois, has acquired Factory Cleaning Equipment Inc., Aurora, Illinois. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Jon-Don said the acquisition of FCE “marks a new phase of strategic growth for Jon-Don, as the company continues to expand its offerings within the jan-san, restoration equipment, and concrete surface prep and polishing industries.”
In addition to its headquarters in Aurora, FCE operates a second location in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company supplies facilities managers, building owners and janitorial professionals with a variety of industrial floor scrubbers and sweepers, including its own private-branded product line, Bulldog.
FCE also offers rental options for floor sweepers and scrubbers as well as mobile repair service, making it easy for customers to get the commercial equipment they need as well as conveniently manage routine maintenance and repair.
“Both Jon-Don and FCE understand and are committed to delivering outstanding customer service and helping those we do business with achieve success,” says John Paolella, founder of Jon-Don. “This shared set of core values is the foundation for a strong partnership that will benefit the customers, vendors, and employees of both our organizations for many years to come.”
Rick Schott, founder of FCE, and Bob Grosskopf, executive vice president, who will join the leadership team at Jon-Don, also will continue to lead the FCE business and will help transition the merger.
“Our company philosophy at Factory Cleaning Equipment has always been, ‘Big enough to serve your needs. Small enough to know your name,’” Schott said. “The merger with Jon-Don allows us to continue to deliver on that promise to our customers by providing more products, more knowledge, and more service to not only meet the needs of their businesses today, but far into the future.”
Added Cesar Lanuza, Jon-Don CEO: “This merger has been a very positive experience for both our companies. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Rick, Bob, and the rest of the Factory Cleaning Equipment team to the Jon-Don family. We are thrilled to connect all of our customers with the products, knowledge, and expertise they need to tackle their toughest jobs.”