September 5, 2019

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma — BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Carbide, Cutting Tools, Abrasives Incorporated (CCA), a single-source tool supplier that is well known for designing production improvement and professional technical support programs that have provided substantial cost savings to their industrial client base. A leader in technical expertise at the spindle for over 30 years, CCA is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Blackhawk’s acquisition of CCA Inc. allows it to continue to increase its service and product distribution in a strategic market for BlackHawk.

John Mark, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial, said: "We are eager to add the talented employees of CCA as part of our growing family of operating divisions within BlackHawk. CCA offers some of the best inventory management and control solutions in the industry. We are also excited to share the combined resources of BlackHawk with the customer and vendor base of CCA."

Brad Anderson, former owner and president of CCA, said, "BlackHawk and CCA make an excellent pairing because of their belief in a strong commitment to building local relationships with customers and continuing service beyond the initial sale. We both share the ultimate goal of offering the best quality products and services and exceeding customer expectations.”

BlackHawk Acquisitions
Business acquisitions are a major part of BlackHawk’s strategy to provide the highest quality tools and services while maintaining that personal connection that is vital to strong business growth. Through our acquisitions, we have strengthened our position in the market, and added high quality products and services.

About BlackHawk
BlackHawk Industrial is a market-leading industrial distributor and is focused in metalworking categories like carbide cutting tools, abrasives, fabrication and machining equipment. BlackHawk also has a wide offering of packaging, MRO products and a deep ability to provide custom industrial vending solutions as well as creative supply chain solutions.

We have become a category leader through our “Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care” positioning with our customers. BlackHawk is headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and operates facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information about BlackHawk, visit www.BHID.com.

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Contact:

Blackhawk Industrial
Brad Rosenthal
Director of Marketing
brad.rosenthal@blackhawkid.com
(918) 610-4754

BlackHawk Industrial
Derek Upson
VP Business Development
derek.upson@blackhawkid.com
(413) 382-7213