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Network Services Company has completed a landmark deal with Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) to combine the two companies, thus creating the largest member-owned global distribution organization to provide supply chain solutions to the jan/san, foodservice and packaging industries.

"Local representation and support from our distributors is our special sauce, our lifeblood, that allows us to deliver true value in the supply chain," says Alan Tomblin, president and CEO of Network in the announcement of the deal. "When we talk to customers, their challenge is clear. Today's purchasing professionals need a supply partner that's easy to do business with and provides unparalleled service across their footprint. Joining forces as a single distribution entity extends our competitive advantage to an even broader range of organizations. Expanding the reach of our formula for success will drive stronger results for customers, member distributors, and supplier partners.”

The company will is projected to generate over $20 billion in revenue with over 130 distributor members and more than 900 locations in 52 countries. Operating as Network Services Company, the organization will remain headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. Network will continue to be led by Tomblin.