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BlackHawk Integrates Big Red, Boosting Fasteners Offering

The industrial distributor acquired Big Red Fasteners in 2022 as part of its long-term growth initiative.
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John Mark

On Oct. 6, Tulsa, Oklahoma-based industrial distributor BlackHawk Industrial announced that its integration of Big Red Fasteners into its fastener portfolio — stemming from a 2022 acquisition — has “significantly” bolstered the company’s fastener division.

“We are excited to expand the category coverage of our fastener division, deliver value that is unprecedented, and continually sharpen our blade to be relevant to our customers and the industry,” said John Mark, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial. “Our mission is to be the clear number one choice for manufacturing customers and our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our customers is unwavering.”

BlackHawk acquired Big Red Fasteners in 2022 as part of its long-term growth initiative. The integration is likely to give BlackHawk a major boost in a product category it has considerably expanded in via acquisitions over the past several years.

“Our unique capabilities and services allow us to further separate ourselves from competitors in the fastener industry and harness our full potential as a full line fastener distributor,” said Keith Shope, General Manager of BlackHawk’s Fasteners Division. “The team’s industry and product knowledge round out our product and service assortment enabling greater depth as an industrial distributor of mission critical SKU’s. We look forward to the promising future as we continue our fastener integration initiative.”

In June 2022, BlackHawk Industrial also bolstered its fasteners segment with the acquisition of Stock’d Supply, a fasteners distributor based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Later that year during an MDM podcast, CEO John Mark discussed BlackHawk’s go-to-market strategy, how it differentiates in the markets it serves and its continued aggressive growth strategy.

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