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Grainger gets a deal on Imperial Supply

Oct. 19, 2009
W.W. Grainger announced an all-cash deal to buy Imperial Supplies LLC, a distributor that primarily serves the fleet maintenance market. Founded in 1958, Imperial Supplies posted revenues of $67 million in 2008. The business will continue to operate as ...

W.W. Grainger announced an all-cash deal to buy Imperial Supplies LLC, a distributor that primarily serves the fleet maintenance market. Founded in 1958, Imperial Supplies posted revenues of $67 million in 2008. The business will continue to operate as Imperial Supplies, LLC under Grainger's Specialty Brands business and will be led by Rob Gilson, Imperial's CEO.

According to its website, Imperial Supplies sells some vehicle-related electrical supplies -- primarily connectors, trailer hookups and the like.

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