Safety Components

Motion Industries to acquire OBBCO Safety & Supply

Sep 01, 2016

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered an agreement to acquire OBBCO Safety & Supply, LLC. The transaction closing was scheduled for August.

Based in Chesapeake, Va., OBBCO Safety & Supply is an industrial safety distributor, which provides products from more than 100 safety supply manufacturers. Its offerings include a wide range of personal protective equipment, as well as other essentials such as hazardous storage units, first aid supplies and gas detection equipment.

"OBBCO Safety looks forward to the opportunities that Motion Industries will bring to our employees and our customers," said OBBCO owner, Mike Bryant. "This will provide OBBCO with the ability to expand our footprint in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, combining over 30 years of safety solution expertise with the national distribution footprint of Motion Industries."

Tim Breen, Motion's President and CEO, said: "We welcome all OBBCO employees to the Motion family. With its experienced staff and history of success, this specialized industrial safety company will enhance our efforts to help customers create a safe working environment and to grow this segment of Motion’s business."


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