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C.E. Thurston & Sons Acquires Empire Industrial Products

With the acquisition, C.E. Thurston is changing its trading name to Empire Machinery & Supply.

C. E. Thurston & Sons Distributing, LLC, Norfolk, VA, has acquired the Empire Industrial Products Division from Management Consulting, Inc. With the acquisition, C.E. Thurston is changing its trading name to Empire Machinery & Supply to reflect the longstanding history of the company.

“The combination of our two firms will provide the foundation for us to build the preeminent Virginia-based independent industrial distributor," Doug Sims, president of CET said.

Empire Machinery & Supply will be headquartered in Norfolk, VA, and with branches in Hampton, Richmond, Roanoke and Lynchburg.

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