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Nichols Acquires Kellermeyer

As part of a strategic plan for continued growth and expansion, Nichols and Kellermeyer are joining forces. The agreement was closed on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 and is one of several acquisitions completed over Nichols 78 year history. The Kellermeyer location will be called Kellermeyer-Nichols.

Kellermeyer has been a family owned and operated janitorial and industrial supply distributor for over 70 years. The company has grown to a multi-million dollar a year sales organization with 48 employees. Kellermeyer’s expertise and focus on the industrial, education, building service contractors and healthcare markets in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, fits very well with Nichols current product offering and expansion plans.

Kellermeyer President & CEO, Jill Kegler, quoted, “This is an exciting opportunity for Kellermeyer, our customers, and our team members. Nichols is a highly reputable company with strong values and ethics. I am pleased to be part of the team and look forward to the future”.

Nichols has been a preferred distributor to the industrial, education, building service contractors, healthcare and lodging industries since 1936 by assisting customers with clean and
healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products. Based in Muskegon, MI with branch locations in Grand Rapids, Greater Detroit, Holland and Traverse City, Nichols leads the industry with a You First service model of innovation, knowledge and excellence.

“We are excited to have brought together these two strong and successful family owned businesses. Kellermeyer has always been a highly regarded company and we are happy to have joined forces to continue to provide high quality products and solutions and to expand our presence in the Great Lakes Region. We are also very pleased that Jill will remain with
Kellermeyer-Nichols as General Manager.” said CEO Mike Olthoff.