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FinishMaster Completes its Acquisition of Johnson Michigan Automotive & Industrial Coatings

Published on 2016-02-17. Author : SpecialChem

BOUCHERVILLE (QUÉBEC) -- FinishMaster, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paint and related products in the United States and subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., one of the leading distributors of automotive products in Canada, announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Magnuson-Hagopian Enterprises, Inc. doing business under the name Johnson Michigan Automotive & Industrial Coatings (“Johnson Michigan”). This acquisition strengthens FinishMaster’s footprint in eastern and central Michigan and expands operations in the industrial segment in this market.

Fig. 1:FinishMaster Completes its Acquisition of Johnson Michigan Automotive & Industrial Coatings

Founded as a hard parts distributor in 1927, Johnson Michigan moved in to automotive coatings in 1945 evolving fully in to this segment through the 1950s and 60s. For more than 80 years, teamwork has remained the foundation of their service program. Johnson Michigan’s focus on service is the team’s guarantee customers receive the best value and support across their locations in Battle Creek, Ferndale, and Lansing, Michigan. The majority of business is in the automotive segment, but they also have expertise in industrial and powder coatings.

“The Johnson Michigan team is dedicated to providing the best and most innovative customer support in the industry, a promise that will be strengthened as we join as one team. We will continue to drive this commitment as our team grows and we expand in new and existing markets, providing unmatched support to our customers, team members, and partners,” stated Steve Arndt, President and Chief Operating Officer of FinishMaster.

“This transaction broadens our coverage in the key Michigan market and reinforces our commitment to provide the ultimate experience to all of our partners and customers,” added Henry Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select.

About FinishMaster and Uni-Select

FinishMaster, a subsidiary of Uni‐Select, is one of the leading national independent distributors of automotive paints, coatings and related accessories in the United States. FinishMaster operates three major distribution centers with 189 branches and more than 1,500 teammates in 31 states.

Uni-Select is one of the leaders in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products across North America, as well as in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada. It has over 2,700 team members, spread across a network of 13 distribution centers and over 220 corporate stores, are dedicated to supplying its customers the right products, at the right place, and when they need them. Uni-Select also offers advanced solutions and first-rate service to enable its customers’ success. In the United States, FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select operates a network of automotive refinish corporate stores from coast to coast under the FinishMaster banner and supports more than 6,000 collision repair center customers.

About Johnson Michigan Automotive & Industrial Coatings

Johnson Auto Parts was established in 1927. The company was originally an automotive hard parts distributor. In 1945 the company became a DuPont Refinish Products distributor. Throughout the 50’s and 60’s product sales gradually changed from auto parts to auto paint. In 2003 the Johnson Auto Paint acquired Michigan Industrial Paint Supply which was a long standing DuPont industrial coatings distributor

Source: FinishMaster

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