September 15, 2014

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma — BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool – Salt Lake City, Utah operation.

With the asset acquisition of the Marshall Tool operation in Salt Lake City, Utah, BlackHawk broadens its geographical footprint and sales penetration in the Utah and Mountain Region marketplaces. The additional inventory stocking location paired with field sales and CSR talent at this location further strengthens BlackHawk's presence in Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bill Scheller, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial, said: "We are laser-focused on continuing to build out BlackHawk Industrial throughout North America. In some cases, we are able to attract and acquire the best local distributors in a given market to become part of our business we are building in North America. With the latest asset acquisition of Marshall Tool in Salt Lake City, we are 'greenfielding' a new location in a great geographical area within the United States. We believe this area of the country is currently underserved and will benefit from the technical metalworking sales talent of a distributor like BlackHawk Industrial."

BlackHawk Industrial will continue to aggressively recruit strong local sales and customer service talent in the Mountain Region. We truly value individuals who want to be aligned with a strong distributor whose culture genuinely values their contribution to the business.

About BlackHawk Industrial

BlackHawk Industrial is a market-leading industrial distributor with "BaseCamp" in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. BlackHawk is focused in metalworking such as carbide cutting tools, abrasives, saw blades, fabrication and machining equipment. We also provide a full-line MRO product offering. BlackHawk has a deep ability to provide custom industrial vending solutions as well as creative supply chain solutions. By going above and beyond expectation, our knowledgeable and experienced FAMILY strives to deliver world-class service while providing AMAZEMENT for our customers, our vendors, our partners, and our coworkers.

Sales Locations: Broken Arrow OK, Chicago IL (2), Cleveland OH (2), Del Rio TX, Denver CO, Duncan OK, Fort Smith AR, Hawthorne NJ, Kaukauna WI, Menomonie WI, Mexico, Milwaukee WI, Oklahoma City OK, Omaha NE, Peoria IL, Rockford IL, Salt Lake City UT, Seattle WA, St. Cloud MN, Tulsa OK...

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Bill Scheller
President / CEO
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc.
1501 SW Expressway Drive
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
Cell: 918-360-1810
Work: 918-610-4710
Fax: 918-994-5483

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