Posted September 16, 2021

Buckeye acquires Ray Industrial Products

Buckey Industrial Supply (BIS), Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Van Wert, Ohio-based Ray Industrial Products Inc. (RIPI).

Buckeye Industrial SupplyRIPI is a distributor of industrial products, including equipment, cutting tools, tooling systems and MRO supplies

“This acquisition expands our ability to serve customers throughout Ohio and Indiana,” said Rick Meizlish, president of BIS. “RIPI is a perfect addition to our business, and a credit to Dorman Ray, who built the company from the ground up and, after a short transition, is moving on to a well-deserved retirement.”

Buckeye Industrial Supply will keep the RIPI name at the Van Wert location and Gary Rager will continue to serve as the branch customer service manager.