Posted June 14, 2023

B&F Fastener Supply acquires Northern States Supply

B&F Fastener Supply has acquired its long-time competitor, Northern States Supply, creating what it calls "a regional powerhouse distributor" of both industrial and construction supplies in the Midwest.

Established in 1988, B&F Fastener Supply has been a fast-growing, strategic industrial supply distributor forcused on excellent customer experience. 

Founded in 1960, Northern States Supply has a track record as a leading distributor of quality industrial and construction supply products with competitive pricing. Built on providing quality customer experiences and rooted in offering the best overall value, Northern States Supply will continue to operate under its name for the time being.

The acquisition is in line with B&F Fastener Supply’s strategic vision to offer second-to-none customer service and best-in-class, quality products and services, while staying true to its roots. As the companies join forces, they will strengthen their combined workforces and offer an expanded product and service selection, including:

  • In-house custom machining
  • In-house custom packaging
  • Vending solutions
  • Power tools
  • Tool accessories

“We’re thrilled to welcome all of Northern States Supply’s employees, customers, and product offerings to our family,” Nicole Baltes, B&F Fastener Supply president, said. “This is an exciting time in both company’s history, as we look forward to better serving current and future customers with an expanded selection of products and services with a wider reach than ever before.”

The combined geographical reach for B&F Fastener Supply will range across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. It will comprise nearly 300 employees and 21 locations.

“We have long admired B&F Fastener Supply as a competitor and are so pleased to be part of their company. We are both industry-leading businesses that supply the highest quality products and second-to-none customer experiences, making this the perfect strategic partnership,” said Northern States Supply President Tina Erpenbach.