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RERO buys Brady Supply

May 1, 2003
RERO Distribution Companies, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., acquired Brady Supply Corp., Elmira, N.Y., in a move that expands its coverage of the Allen-Bradley

RERO Distribution Companies, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., acquired Brady Supply Corp., Elmira, N.Y., in a move that expands its coverage of the Allen-Bradley line and further expands its industrial market operations.

Brady Supply has operated in southern New York since 1931 and had 1998 sales of $7 million. RERO reported $85 million in 1998 sales.

RERO plans to merge its Elmira branch with Brady's headquarters, Herrmann says. The new facility will feature more than 4,000 sq ft of office space, an expanded retail sales counter and more than 200,000 cubic ft of warehouse space.

The Hassett family, former owners of Brady Supply, have retired from the business. Karen Gizzi will be branch manager for RERO's Elmira operations.

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