Posted July 9, 2021

Stellar Industrial Supply acquires R.G. Brewton

Stellar Industrial Supply announced the acquisition of R.G. Brewton, a Lawrence, Pennsylvania-based industrial distribution and integrated supply firm.

The acquisition gives Stellar an immediate and strong market presence in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The deal is scheduled to close Aug. 31, 2021. Terms were not disclosed.

“We are ecstatic to build upon the reputation and platform Brewton has established in the Northeast, while extending the Stellar Industrial Supply brand into this marketplace,” said John S. Wiborg, Stellar Industrial Supply president and CEO. “We will offer a deeper and broader array of supplies and services for MRO, safety supply, metalworking, abrasives and supply chain solutions, with a deep commitment to delivering the exemplary customer service, care and experience that both companies are known for.”

The deal for R.G. Brewton marks the seventh acquisition by Stellar Industrial Supply over the past 15 years. The company will now have 12 regional branches including: Tacoma, Everett, Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Portland and Albany, Oregon; Upland and San Luis Obispo, California; Billings, Montana; Phoenix, Arizona; Lawrence, Pennsylvania; and Tampa, Florida. As part of the deal Stellar will bring on 60-plus new teammates, bringing its headcount to approximately 185 company wide.

“This is an excellent opportunity for both the employees and the customers of Robert G, Brewton Inc. We look forward to a smooth and seamless transition, and our customers and vendors can expect the same level of honesty, straightforwardness and commitment they have come to know,” said Steve Brewton, president of R. G. Brewton, who will join the Stellar team as V.P. sales and business development – Northeast Region.

In addition to its wide range of products, Stellar Industrial Supply is known for its Documented Cost Savings (DCS) program that creates “Ideal Customer-Supplier Partnerships.” Working on behalf of both parties, Stellar Industrial Supply deploys the most efficient, cost-effective products that optimize plant operations and help run them smartly and safely. In 2020, DCS generated nearly $13 million in 2020 savings, or $46,378 average DCS across 276 customers. Over the past 10 years the program has accrued more than $130 million in customer savings and reduced costs.