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F.W. Webb Acquires Bergen Industrial Supply Co. to Expand Wholesale Distribution Channel in New Jersey

Acquisition Highlights Strengths of Both Companies and Extends Webb's Northeast Footprint

BEDFORD, MA – February 22, 2013 — F.W. Webb Company , the largest supplier of plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial products in the Northeast, today announced plans to acquire Bergen Industrial Supply.

Based in Elmwood Park, NJ, Bergen was founded in 1965 and distributes industrial pipe, valves, and fittings to manufacturing companies across northern and central New Jersey. Bergen serves many industries including pharmaceutical, chemical processing, food and beverage, pulp and paper, cosmetic/personal care products, textile, and utilities. Bergen was founded by James LaPorte, Sr. and like F.W. Webb is a family-run business. The two companies today supply many of the same national customers.

"Our companies enjoy a natural synergy since we serve many of the same industries and carry complementary high-quality lines," said James LaPorte, Sr., president, Bergen Industrial Supply. "Customers will continue working with their Bergen sales and service teams, but they will now have access to F.W. Webb's deep resources and expanded offerings."

"Bergen's industry experience and strong customer base will help the Webb brand expand into the New Jersey market and help us deliver the best products to our customers," said Jeff Pope, president, F.W. Webb. "As customers trend toward consolidation of suppliers for efficiency reasons, the combined strength of both companies will allow us to deliver the very best to manufacturing customers and be highly competitive in the region."

The well-known Bergen name will remain for some time and there are no immediate plans to make any changes.

Webb Kentrol/ Sevco Acquires Systemation

Move broadens Webb Kentrol/Sevco's instrumentation business in upstate New York

BEDFORD, MA – January 2, 2013 — Webb Kentrol/Sevco, a division of the F.W. Webb Company, today announced the acquisition of Systemation, a Fairport, New York-based provider of engineered sales and application solutions for the process control industry.

Systemation LogoSystemation is a leading manufacturer's representative and distributor serving the process industry in upstate New York, providing measurement products and analyzers as well as integrated distributed control systems and PC based controllers and software. The company is a natural fit for Webb Kentrol/Sevco, a single source provider of process control instrumentation, control valves, over pressure protection devices and analytical measurement products to industrial process plants throughout New England and New York.

"Systemation's knowledgeable team and complementary product lines will augment our instrumentation business in this region and offer significant benefits to the customers of both companies," said Daryl Schoellkopf, General Manager of Webb Kentrol/Sevco. "This new partnership supports our goal to deliver the very best products and services to customers in upstate New York."

"With Webb Kentrol/Sevco's backing and broad product portfolio we can provide our customers with complete solutions, from product selection and procurement to maintenance and protection." said Jim Somers, Systemation founder. "Customers will continue working with their Systemation sales and technical teams, but they will now have access to Webb Kentrol/Sevco's deep resources and expanded offerings."