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BradyIFS, a distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation products, has acquired Seaway Supply Company (“Seaway”), a broad line distributor of janitorial, cleaning equipment and facility supplies headquartered in Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition further expands BradyIFS’ presence in the Upper Midwest and facilitates additional attractive opportunities to cross sell JanSan and foodservice products to enterprise and non-enterprise customers.

“I want to welcome Tom and the entire team at Seaway to BradyIFS. Seaway’s geographic presence, customer and product mix, and culture mesh well with BradyIFS. We are excited to partner with this fine group of dedicated professionals” said Kenneth Sweder, CEO and Chairman and of the Board of IFS.

“We are very excited to become an important part of BradyIFS. Our passion for customers and associates, and approach to the business, are fully aligned with BradyIFS”, says Tom Engoren, President of Seaway. 

Headquartered in Maywood, Illinois, Seaway Supply has been under current management since 1994. Seaway is a value-added distributor and service provider of foodservice disposables, JanSan supplies, industrial packaging, and cleaning equipment and service. Seaway offers over 10,000 products representing the leading manufacturers in the industry. 

With headquarters in Bell, California and Las Vegas, BradyIFS is one of the largest foodservice and JanSan platforms in North America. The company sources, manages and distributes a broad range of products, including paper, equipment, cleaning chemicals, foodservice disposables, and packaging and dry goods to over 30,000 customers. These customers operate in the restaurant, healthcare, building service, hospitality, education, wholesale, government, and food processor end markets. Founded in 1947, Brady Industries is universally regarded as one of the JanSan industry’s premier enterprises. Operating since 1926, Individual Foodservice is one of the leading broad line distributors of foodservice, JanSan, packaging, dry goods and smallwares in the United States.