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Cleveland, OH – May 4, 2016  JIS is pleased to announce that it has acquired certain assets of B&G SUPPLY of Akron, Ohio. Together, B&G SUPPLY and JIS have over 100 years of distribution experience. With this acquisition, JIS continues to build its business as the largest and most technically advanced distributor in Ohio.

B&G SUPPLY has been serving Northeast Ohio Industrial Customers for over 40 years. B&G SUPPLY focused within Cutting Tools, Precision Tools, Abrasives and Fasteners. B&G SUPPLY has similar values to JIS, for example, the close relationships they have with their customers. “By integrating my business into the JIS family, I will be able to give our customers many new opportunities, as well as giving our employees the opportunity to grow”, said Cindy Lukovski, President of B&G SUPPLY for the past 20+ years. 

One of the ways JIS differentiates itself from other distributors is by being the only industrial distributor that shares space with a manufacturing company. By applying nearly 75 years of expertise gained from being co-located with manufacturing experts, JIS helps customers shorten set-up times, reduce cycle times, reduce tooling costs, increase production and optimize speed in their manufacturing processes.
“This acquisition allows us to expand geographically and get closer to our customers in the Akron/Canton area”, explains JIS General Manager, Matt Schron. JIS will be opening a new branch in the Akron/Canton area. This facility will house employees and stock. Using this facility to hold inventory will better support consignment customers in that area.
JIS is excited to get to know the B&G SUPPLY family, and work hard to support their businesses and goals.
About JIS
JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc., is Ohio’s largest, most technical industrial distributor of metalworking products, representing over 300 of the top manufacturer. The company’s website offers online ordering capabilities to customers nationwide. JIS is a division of Jergens, Inc., leading manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vises, and other workholding equipment.
B&G SUPPLY has been serving customers for over 40 years in Northeast Ohio. They have a technically experienced staff and strive to provide the best quality, service, competitive pricing, and performance products to enhance tool life and reduce cycle time. 


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