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Network Services Company (Network) and Strategic Market Alliance (SMA), providers of supply chain solutions in the janitorial, sanitation, foodservice and packaging industries, have been combined, creating a global member-owned distribution organization.

The combined company will have over $22 billion in revenue with over 130 distributor members and over 900 locations in 50 countries.

SMA's value-based approach to supply chain solutions is uniquely aligned with Network's existing corporate goals and business practices. 

"Local distribution is critical to our success," says Alan Tomblin, president and CEO of Network. "This enables us to do more for our national and multi-national corporate account customers who require a centralized approach to their business but also seek customized local service."

The newly combined organization will operate under the name, Network Services Company, with Tomblin serving as CEO. Network and SMA have agreed in principle to close by the end of the year. 

"This is the best of the best in the distribution industry and we look forward to building our business together with the continued unmatched service and support for our customers,” says Tomblin.