The acquisition will complement Gerard Daniel's technical expertise and wide-reaching inventory with WCM's product portfolio and well-placed facilities.
Gerard Daniel and WCM together make the largest wire mesh distribution and filter mesh component company in North America.
"We are excited to have Wire Cloth Man join Gerard Daniel. They bring a solid team of seasoned employees, focused on efficiently serving their customers," said Jack Slinger, Gerard Daniel's chief executive officer. "Both companies are looking for opportunities to expand, and bringing them together means we can double the locations we serve our customers from and offer additional products."
In addition to bringing new products to Gerard Daniel, WCM has an online ordering system, allowing customers another way to easily select and purchase wire mesh.
"Gerard Daniel is a company whose values align with our own," said Kathy Blaber, chief operating officer for Wire Cloth Manufacturers. "It's all about taking care of the customer in the best way possible. The two companies coming together is going to benefit our employees and our customers. We wouldn't be making this decision if we didn't firmly believe it was in the best interest of our stakeholders."
Gerard Daniel serves a wide range of commercial B2B customers, focusing on providing OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers with wire, wire cloth and wire cloth components, delivering additional value through unprecedented sourcing strength and inventory management programs. WCM predominantly focuses on the industrial, agricultural and construction industries, along with segments of the B2C market.