B&D Industrial Acquires American Gear & Engineering, Inc., Expanding Its Service Offering and Enhancing Customer Value

February 15, 2024

B&D Industrial, a leading independent distributor and service provider specializing in industrial applications, is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of American Gear & Engineering, Inc. (American Gear), a premier gear manufacturing organization located in Westland, Michigan. This strategic move marks a significant step in B&D Industrial's commitment to vertical integration, enabling the company to provide an expanded range of offerings and greater value to its customers.

American Gear, known for its exceptional quality and innovative manufacturing techniques in the gear industry, will bring a wealth of expertise and capabilities to B&D Industrial. The acquisition also includes Tech Tool Company, Inc., a complementary gear rack manufacturer. Aligned with B&D Industrial's mission to offer comprehensive solutions to its customer base, this acquisition further establishes its position as a leader in the industrial sector.

"The integration of American Gear into the B&D Industrial family represents a pivotal moment in our journey to provide unparalleled value and comprehensive solutions to our customers,” said Brian Davis, co-CEO of B&D Industrial. “Over the last four decades, American Gear has been synonymous with excellence, and we look forward to continuing that tradition and building upon the legacy they have established.”

The acquisition of American Gear by B&D Industrial is expected to deliver significant benefits to customers of both companies, including enhanced product offerings, expanded technical expertise and improved service capabilities.

"Joining forces with B&D Industrial opens up a new chapter for American Gear,” said Jeff Emerson, founder of American Gear. “We are excited about the opportunities this presents for both our employees and our customers. B&D Industrial’s extensive network and resources will allow us to grow and exceed the evolving needs of the industries we serve."

Also, as a part of B&D Industrial’s vertical integration strategy, the organization recently divested its subsidiary company Scale Systems Inc. to System Scale based in Indianapolis, Indiana. With this acquisition, System Scale will be the largest METTLER TOLEDO distributor in the United States, opening more career paths and growth opportunities for employees.

“System Scale is excited to further our mission to create lasting value for our customers,” said Mike Sale, CEO of System Scale. “New growth will help us serve more local communities, now throughout Georgia and our expanding coverage in Tennessee. Like Scale Systems, we’re proud to be an employee-owned company that empowers local management at all of our locations. Customers can expect the same great service and quality products, and we're dedicated to making the transition as smooth as possible for our customers and team.”

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