Dakota Supply Group (DSG), Plymouth, MN, continued its growth in mechanical niches adjacent to the electrical market with its acquisition of Western Steel and Plumbing in an asset purchase effective Sept. 1. Founded in 1949, Western Steel and Plumbing is a distributor of plumbing and HVAC products with two locations in Bismarck and Minot, ND. The company will operate as Western Steel and Plumbing, a DSG Company, before eventually transitioning to the DSG brand. The current owner, Maury Kamins, said in the press release, “After three generations as a family business and personally 50 years as an employee of Western Steel, I know the time has come to depart and watch the business grow and prosper in the future.”
Dakota Supply Group’s electrical business is ranked #51 on Electrical Wholesaling’s 2022 Top 150 ranking with 2021 sales of $215 million, 850 employees and 25 locations. In total the employees-owned company has more than 900 employee-owners in 50 locations across seven states.