Press Release

Contact:  Michelle Harrison, Vice President of Marketing – [email protected]

Individual Foodservice and Brady Industries (“BradyIFS”) Acquiring Fishman Supply Company and Armstrong Paper Group

Bell, CA and Las Vegas, NV – BradyIFS, a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial and sanitation (“JanSan”) products, is acquiring Fishman Supply Company (“Fishman”), with headquarters in Petaluma, CA, and Armstrong Paper Group (“Armstrong”), headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA. Both companies are market leaders in the distribution of foodservice disposables, JanSan and facility supplies in Northern California.

These two acquisitions further expand BradyIFS’ customer base and distribution reach in the Northern California marketplace and will provide Fishman’s and Armstrong’s customers access to BradyIFS’ comprehensive product and service portfolio, including: laundry, warewash, cleaning supplies, equipment service and repair, foodservice disposables, packaging, canned and dry goods, and digital and supply chain solutions.

“I am pleased to welcome Steve Armstrong, Lee, Andrew, and Michael Fishman, and the outstanding teams at Fishman and Armstrong to BradyIFS. Both companies align extremely well with our strategy to strengthen our presence and reach across Northern California. We are excited and proud to partner with such great companies, leaders and associates,” said Kenneth Sweder, CEO and Chairman and of the Board of BradyIFS.

In a combined statement, Lee Fishman, owner and President of Fishman, and Steve Armstrong, President and owner of Armstrong, stated “We are delighted to join forces with BradyIFS as they share our passion for, and commitment to, the customers, suppliers, employees and communities we serve. Together, we will continue to invest in growth, operations, and people, all with the goal of enabling us to better serve our customers.”