Kennicott Bros. Co., headquartered in Chicago, and Nordlie Inc., headquartered in Warren, MI, agreed to merge their companies as of July 31, according to a news release. As the merger is completed, eligible Nordlie employees will become members of the Kennicott ESOP, which will own 100 percent of the combined companies.
“We are pleased to join forces with the Nordlie organization and continue the tradition of excellent service and quality to their customer base,” said Gustavo Gilchrist, president of Kennicott Bros., in the release. “Going forward, the plan is to conduct business as usual at all Nordlie locations under the same name and operate under present management.”
Nordlie operates seven locations in three states: Flint, Warren and Grandville, MI; Dayton, Cleveland and Newton Falls, OH; and Tampa, FL. The merger expands the number of wholesale distribution facilities under the Kennicott umbrella to a total of 18 locations.