Top Companies Report

47. State Industrial

June 29, 2012

Cleveland, OH
866.747.2229
www.stateindustrial.com
Sales: $115 million

Key Personnel: Hal Uhrman, chief executive officer; Brian Limbert, chief operating officer; Jim Beard, senior vice president, marketing; Eric Kowalewski, vice president, operations; Dan Prugar, chief financial officer.

Major Products: Drain care, air enhancement, water treatment and water management, personal care, floor care, cleaning and disinfection, grounds care, and the Ecolution line of environmentally-preferred Green Seal and Ecologo certified products. Major dispensing systems include the Fragrance Factory Air Enhancement System, the Soap Factory Hand Care System, the 24/7 Automatic Drain Care System, the SuperCool Cooling Water Treatment System and the 1-Solution Dilution System.

Comments: State Industrial Products plans to move out of Cleveland later this year, having purchased a new office building in Mayfield Heights, a suburb that’s about 10 miles east of the “Forest City” it has called home for more than 100 years.

“Our move complements the recent opening of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hebron, Ohio, along with a dozen acquisitions of regional industrial cleaning suppliers,” Hal Uhrman, president and chief executive officer of State Industrial Products, said back in February when the news broke.“The new offices, already wired with essential high-speed internet services, will enhance our operational efficiency, working conditions and teamwork.”

The firm, which has been in its current space since 1966, purchased the new digs at auction for slightly more than $4 million. What does that get you in Mayfield Heights? An 80,000-sq. ft., four-story, glass-sheathed building that can house 110 Cleveland-based employees, and some extra space to rent out.

In January, State Industrial Products acquired LabTek, a provider of institutional cleaning supplies based in Bloomington, IN. The $18 million company provides a single-source solution for cleaning supplies and equipment, utilizing chemicals that are specially formulated to combat the limestone and calcium deposits in Indiana’s hard water.

LabTek will be integrated into State Cleaning Solutions, State’s ware wash and laundry division, which provides institutional cleaning products and solutions.

In the past four years, State Industrial has purchased more than a dozen regional cleaning suppliers across the US and incorporated them into State Cleaning Solutions, which now operates in 17 states.


 

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