Nassco Inc., New Berln, Wis., announced the acquisition of Messner Inc. of Madison, Wis.

Messner Inc. began in 1941 as the Refrigeration Equipment Co. In 1959 the company changed its name to Messner Inc. becoming a well recognized family business in the distribution of janitorial and building maintenance supplies in Wisconsin.

"Messner brings an excellent track record in serving customers and providing value. This merger will allow us to continue the expansion of our product offering, services and presence throughout Wisconsin," says Mark Melzer, Nassco president. "We are very excited with this opportunity and welcome the Messner team to Nassco."

Nassco will continue to operate the Messner branch out of its current facility.