05/01/2022 - 16:15 pm

Mazzella Companies Acquires Contractors & Industrial Supply

Mazzella Companies has acquired Contractors & Industrial Supply Co Inc (CIS). This acquisition further strengthens Mazzella’s footprint in Tennessee and Alabama in the US and reinforces Mazzella’s commitment to be a one-stop resource for lifting, crane service, cranes, and rigging services and solutions.

CIS was founded in 1970 by Hank Schiller and serves a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, steel, marine, electrode handling, and light and sound. CIS is a full-service rigging supplier including custom lifting slings, fall protection devices, hoists, cranes, and rigging systems. Effective immediately, Contractors & Industrial Supply Co Inc will operate as Mazzella CIS. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Tony Mazzella, CEO of Mazzella Companies said, “CIS will complement the wide range of rigging products and services that Mazzella Companies offers. Both companies are committed to delivering our customers with expertise and the safest and most effective overhead lifting and rigging solutions.”

This acquisition will provide Mazzella with a strategic location in Nashville, TN and will strengthen its other central US locations in Memphis, Chattanooga, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Birmingham.

Tom Schiller, president of CIS said, “Over the past several years, I’ve been looking for a way to keep our strong legacy going and to help us take the next step as an organisation. I was committed to finding the best fit for all of us and Mazzella has the right culture and the right leadership team to create more opportunities for us. Mazzella is truly a great organisation, is a recognised leader in the industry, and will provide more resources to help bring our important work together.”

Mazzella concluded, “I welcome our newest teammates from CIS into the Mazzella organisation. We’re excited about the great reputation that Tom Schiller and the CIS team have earned during their 50+ years in business and the solid cultural alignment that both companies share. Mazzella CIS will carry on and deliver on the high level of service that their teammates and customers have come to expect.”


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