WAXIE Sanitary Supply Makes Acquisition
March 31, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego, CA - Waxie Sanitary Supply is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Asplund Supply, Inc., a leading distributor of janitorial supplies in the Pacific Northwest region and the state of Alaska. “We are excited about our new locations in Washington and Alaska with the acquisition of Asplund and feel this will give us a stronger position in the marketplace”, said Charles Wax, President and CEO of Waxie’s Enterprises, Inc.
For the past 63 years, Waxie’s mission has been to become the industry leader of sanitary supply distribution. The acquisition of Asplund Supply, Inc. brings Waxie one step closer to the accomplishment of that goal in the Pacific Northwest region and Alaska.
This acquisition will bring the two companies together under the leadership of Waxie’s General Manager, Mike Midas, utilizing one system to service customers in the areas of Seattle and Wenatchee, Washington and Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Kenai, Alaska in addition to Waxie’s existing facility in Portland, Oregon. “We want to link Asplund’s tenured employees and local knowledge with our technology and proven success in the industry” remarked Charles Wax, “and look forward to the strength it will bring to our Pacific Northwest team”. The acquisition brings Waxie’s total number of employees to well over 800.
WAXIE Sanitary Supply is America’s largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies. WAXIE is an industry leader in the distribution of quality cleaning chemicals, equipment, disposables, and accessories to the building service contractor, school, hospitality, healthcare, military, government, industrial, and retail markets. Based in San Diego, the company consists of over 800 dedicated professionals working out of Inventory Centers servicing the western United States including California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Colorado.