Posted January 12, 2022

BlackHawk Industrial acquires Pinnacle Tool & Supply

BlackHawk Industrial announced the acquisition of Pinnacle Tool & Supply, based in Toledo, Ohio.

Pinnacle has a second location in Cleveland, Ohio.

Today’s acquisition significantly increases BlackHawk’s operational footprint in the Ohio region, enhancing its service capabilities in a large manufacturing market. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pinnacle Tool & Supply has a long-standing reputation as a highly technical, value-added distributor in the cutting tool and abrasive space. In addition to the Pinnacle name, the company also operates under the brands W. Lewis Sales and Industrial Metalworking Supply (IMS) in Solon, Ohio.

“Over the past several years we have worked tirelessly to increase our national exposure and are all very proud of how far we’ve come. This acquisition is another strategic move to extend our market presence in the region and offer our unique capabilities to serve our customers’ mission critical production needs," said John Mark, president and CEO of BlackHawk Industrial. "The addition of the Pinnacle team truly bolsters our ‘Big Enough to Serve – Small Enough to Care’ service model.”

Tim McNeeley, co-owner of Pinnacle, credits the employees and their dedication over the years and views the new partnership as an important step to serving customers and the community. “This is a great day for all Pinnacle associates. We are excited to join the entire BlackHawk family and look forward to the great things to come as a result of our strategic alignment.”

“The common vision that we share will allow us to continue the legacy we’ve established while introducing the innovative service model that has made BlackHawk well known throughout the manufacturing industry,” said co-owner Mike Sauppe. “Our cultures and customer service models align perfectly, and we recognize the unlimited potential of this combined business. We are excited for 2022 and beyond!”

As it plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead, BlackHawk Industrial is actively seeking opportunities to acquire new partners.