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Carlson Systems Holdings, Inc.


Acquisition Date: August 31 , 2009

Exit Date: September 30, 2014

Business Description:

Carlson Systems Holdings, Inc., and its two subsidiaries, Carlson Systems, LLC, and Mid-Atlantic Fasteners, LLC (together “Carlson Systems” or the “Company”) is a leading multi-regional distributor of product assembly systems serving the fastening and packaging needs of construction, industrial and OEM customers, with products such as hand-held nailers, staplers, tapers, marking and labeling products, stretch/shrink wrappers, and strappers.  Carlson Systems operates in 22 states and in parts of Mexico. 

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Investment Approach / Accomplishments:

Supplement and provide leadership to existing management team.

Created fundamental improvement in performance:

  • Execute on growth opportunities in existing markets
  • Identify and implement management tools to improve efficiency
  • Implement processes to convert, penetrate, and retain both customers and channels