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

BradyIFS Expands Presence in the Southeast with Acquisition of Associated Paper, Inc.

Conyers, GA and Bell, CA – BradyIFS, a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial/sanitation (“JanSan”) products, has acquired Associated Paper, Inc., a distributor serving Atlanta, central Georgia and Alabama. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1967 by Jim and Bette Kent, Associated Paper has established itself as an industry leader in the Southeast with three locations. President Ronnie Kent joined the business at age 16 working his way to his current role in 1990. Associated Paper offers a wide array of products in JanSan, foodservice, packaging and more.

“Associated Paper is an industry leader with unique capabilities,” said Kenneth D. Sweder, CEO and Chairman of BradyIFS. “Their approach, sourcing expertise and infrastructure are wonderful additions to BradyIFS. We are very excited to be entering this geography and to be partnering with such a great team.”

“We are thrilled to be joining the BradyIFS team,” said Ronnie Kent. “Their distinct value proposition and expansive relationships across the industry will be incredibly additive to Associated Paper and will better support our growth plans.”