Posted August 3, 2016

AIS acquires Great Lakes Fasteners

High Road Capital Partners announced that its portfolio company All Integrated Solutions (AIS) has completed the acquisition of Great Lakes Fasteners Corporation.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Great Lakes Fasteners is a value-added distributor of fasteners and industrial components and provides vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs to original equipment manufacturers.

“Great Lakes Fasteners’ focus on custom VMI programs and high-touch customer service are a compelling fit with AIS,” said Ben Schnakenberg, partner, High Road Capital Partners. “This acquisition expands AIS’s reach into Michigan and the automotive and material handling industries, and solidifies AIS’s position as the leading independent distributor of industrial OEM components and MRO products in the Upper Midwest.”

“The Great Lakes Fasteners’ team shares our commitment to working closely with customers to meet their needs and help them achieve production and operational efficiencies,” said Jim Ruetz, CEO of All Integrated Solutions. “We are excited to introduce our expertise in MRO products, production components and assembly tools to Great Lakes, as well as to leverage Great Lakes’ capabilities in value-added kitting and small assembly services across AIS.”

“We are proud of the Great Lakes Fasteners’ team’s achievements over the past forty years, and we are excited to have found in AIS and High Road the right partners to build upon that success going forward,” said Gordon Vandermeulen, chairman of Great Lakes Fasteners.

The transaction closed August 2. Terms were not disclosed.

AIS, formerly known as Accurate Components & Fasteners, was acquired by High Road in 2012. Great Lakes Fasteners is the third acquisition completed by AIS under High Road’s ownership.