Interline Brands Agrees to Buy JanPak for $82.5 Million

JanPak has 17 distribution centers across the Southeast and South Central U.S.

Interline Brands Inc. (NYSE: IBI), Jacksonville, FL, No. 15 on MDM's list of the top 40 industrial distributors, has agreed to acquire JanPak, Inc., Davidson, NC, for $82.5 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of 2012.

\"TheDownload a Free Chapter:
The Little Black Book of Strategic Planning for Distributors

Submit your email address below to receive a chapter of Brent Grover’s new book. When you submit your email you will be signed up to receive weekly distribution news updates.


JanPak is a regional distributor of janitorial and sanitation supplies and packaging products serving property management and building service contractors, as well as manufacturing, health care and educational facilities. It has 17 distribution centers in the Southeast and South Central U.S. JanPak had $232 million in sales for the 12 months ended Oct. 31, 2012.

"This acquisition represents another step forward in our strategy to expand our footprint and scale in the stable and attractive institutional market, and further enhances our position as the largest national, broad-line JanSan platform in the United States," said Michael J. Grebe, Interline chairman and CEO.

Interline also announced that CFO John A. Ebner will leave the company to pursue new opportunities closer to his family. Ebner will remain in his current position through March 2013. The company, along with its executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, has initiated a formal search for Ebner's replacement.

About the Author
Recommended Reading
Leave a Reply

Leave a Comment

Sign Up for the MDM Update Newsletter

The MDM update newsletter is your best source for news and trends in the wholesale distribution industry.


articles left

Want more Premium content from MDM?

Subscribe today and get:

  • New issues twice each month
  • Unlimited access to, including 10+ years of archived data
  • Current trends analysis, market data and economic updates
  • Discounts on select store products and events

Subscribe to continue reading

MDM Premium Subscribers get:

  • Unlimited access to
  • 1 year digital subscription, with new issues twice a month
  • Trends analysis, market data and quarterly economic updates
  • Deals on select store products and events



You have one free article remaining

Subscribe to MDM Premium to get unlimited access. Your subscription includes:

  • Two new issues a month
  • Access to 10+ years of archived data on
  • Quarterly economic updates, trends analysis and market data
  • Store and event discounts

To continue reading, you must be an MDM Premium subscriber.

Join other distribution executives who use MDM Premium to optimize their business. Our insights and analysis help you enter the right new markets, turbocharge your sales and marketing efforts, identify business partners that help you scale, and stay ahead of your competitors.

Register for full access

By providing your email, you agree to receive announcements from us and our partners for our newsletter, events, surveys, and partner resources per MDM Terms & Conditions. You can withdraw consent at any time.