Posted June 14, 2017

Mallory Safety acquires United Fire Health and Safety business

Mallory Safety and Supply has acquired the safety distribution business of United Fire Health and Safety of Portland, Oregon.

The transaction does not include the fire protection business of United Fire Health and Safety, which is re-launching as United Fire, providing fire suppression systems, fire equipment and services.

"Transitioning our safety product distribution business and fall protection repair business to Mallory allows us to focus on our core business of fire service, and is a win/win for our customers and employees," said Ed Wallace, president of United Fire. "Our safety team and our customers will enjoy having access to Mallory's broad product range and bigger menu of safety products and services, and I'm excited about focusing on our excellent fire service team. To sell to another local business is both seamless consistent with our support of locally owned businesses."

Tim Loy, president of Mallory, stated, "United has been a respected high integrity competitor of ours in Portland for many years, and we are excited to expand our 3M/DBI fall protection repair capabilities to Portland, and to pick up a talented team of safety specialists in the Portland market. Our team continues to grow and get stronger."

Headquartered in Portland, Mallory has approximately 280 employees and 15 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Wisconsin. This is Mallory's 16th acquisition in the industrial and safety space.