Marco Group International has bought JAD Equipment Co. Inc., an Ohio-based distributor of equipment and services for the painting, sandblasting and pressure-washing industries.
JAD has distributed surface preparation equipment, parts and supplies to contractors – primarily in the industrial and infrastructure markets – from its Youngstown headquarters since 2001.
Marco makes and distributes surface preparation equipment and other “consumables” to industrial contractors in the industrial, infrastructure, and “downstream energy markets” throughout the United States and internationally, the company says.
Since 1944, Marco has offering abrasives, blasting equipment, coating equipment, engineered systems, rental equipment and safety products. Marco also provides in-field services for repairs and in-house design teams for custom solutions.
“We are excited to join the Marco team,” says Joe Hunsbarger, co-founder and owner of JAD. “Marco has built an industry leading platform, and we believe our customers will benefit from the company’s national reach and deep product portfolio.”
Randy Roth, CEO of Marco, says the acquisition will strengthen the company’s presence within the industrial and infrastructure markets, particularly in the Midwest.
“We continue to see numerous opportunities to partner with other business owners in order to expand our footprint and broaden our capabilities,” says Roth. “The JAD acquisition is an important step in the execution of our buy and build strategy.”
Marco is a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, a private equity firm in Houston, Texas, that invests in entrepreneur, family or employee-owned companies.