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New England Distributors ATNH, Northern Tool Supply to Merge

NTS will operate as a division of Abrasives & Tools of N.H.
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Two New England-based industrial distributors are set to merge, combining their resources to better serve customers.

Pembroke, NH-based Abrasives & Tools of N.H. Inc. (ATNH) shared May 6 that it will merge with Gorham, ME-based Northern Tool Supply Co., which will rebrand as Northern Tool Supply, a division of ATNH.

ATNH brands itself as an independent industrial distributor serving the U.S. northeast since 1967 with cutting tools and abrasives, along with coolant, safety products and vending solutions.

NTS, meanwhile, is a third-generation, family-owned distributor with a focus on water-based cooling lubricants. Its product offering also includes cutting tools, abrasives, indexable tooling, precision tools, machinery, inspection tooling and safety supplies. NTS has locations in Gorham, ME and Norwell, MA.

In a news release, ATNH noted it has expanded its footprint exponentially in the past several years, which will be further boosted by NTS.

NTS’ management and staff will remain as-is in the firm’s Gorham location.

“The combination of these distributorship operations will allow us to better serve our customers with added resources, more opportunities for training and new product rollouts and a higher efficiency level in problem solving and cost savings,” ATNH stated.

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