Two businessmen unite lamp of the puzzle

Nichols is proud to announce a very strategic acquisition in the Cleveland, Ohio market. To support their continued strong growth and expansion, Nichols has acquired DawnChem, significantly expanding their presence in the Northeast Ohio area. The agreement was closed on Monday, June 10, 2019, and is the latest of numerous acquisitions completed since Nichols was founded in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1936.

DawnChem has been in business since 1977 as a family owned and operated cleaning supplies and equipment company. They are a great fit with Nichols current product and service offering. The acquisition further reinforces the Nichols position as the leading provider of solutions for clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products.

“I am personally excited to be a part of this new company as we evolve and integrate the experience of the DawnChem team with the resources of Nichols," said DawnChem President Ed Rossi. "Nichols-DawnChem will provide our customers with tremendous new product offerings and opportunities along with over 80 years in distribution excellence.”

Nichols CEO Mike Olthoff commented, “DawnChem has 42 years of strong relationships built by an impressive team of associates. We are thrilled to have them join the Nichols family. We are also very pleased that Ed will remain with Nichols as General Manager.”