BlackHawk Expands a Second Time in Less Than Two Months

| BlackHawk Team

TULSA, OK (June 8, 2022) – BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and other mission-critical industrial products, announced today it has expanded a second time in less than two months with the acquisition of Big Red Fasteners, Inc. (“Big Red”), based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

This acquisition builds upon BlackHawk’s strong growth momentum and further deepens its distribution presence in the Central U.S. and expands its capacity and capabilities in the fastener product category. Beyond distribution, Big Red also offers services such as custom cutting, specialty kitting, and chemical and physical certifications. 

“We are excited about the opportunities for organic growth as well as M&A growth, said John Mark, president and CEO of BlackHawk Industrial. “Adding Big Red to our organization is a great cultural fit and builds on our philosophy of being the best and partnering with great operators. We live and breathe teamwork and are thrilled to have the talented people of Big Red join BlackHawk and contribute to our ongoing growth and success.”
 
BlackHawk is intent on creating more value for industrial manufacturers by expanding into new geographic markets to reach more of its production facilities; expanding its product offering to provide more products and services that end-users value; and investing in new sales channels which improve the effectiveness of its technical sales resources. Today’s acquisition is just one of several pieces in BlackHawk’s growth strategy to build the only distributor who is truly “Big Enough to Serve and Small Enough to Care.” 

Big Red President Shawna Clark credits the employees and their dedication over the years and views the new partnership as a crucial step to serving more customers and the community. “This merger makes perfect sense. BlackHawk is well respected around the globe for their quality service, deep expertise, and team-focused culture. This merger opens a new chapter for both our companies. We are forward-thinking and well-positioned to provide top-tier products and services now and into the future.”  

About BlackHawk Industrial 
BlackHawk distinguishes itself as the number one choice for industrial manufacturers who need technical service and production savings. Known as the “across the production floor” partner, the company delivers value through product and supply chain performance that lowers the total cost of production. BlackHawk is an Industrial Distributor with 44 locations across the U.S., Mexico, United Kingdom, and the Philippines. It markets over 2.5 million products from the industry’s top brands with a heavy emphasis on metal-working products.