Rhino Tool House Acquires TMI Supply CompanyOctober 2, 2023
CONCORD, NC – Rhino Tool House, a leading value-added distributor of intelligent fastening solutions, customized material handling solutions and calibration services to OEMs, announced that it has acquired TMI Supply Company. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, TMI has been providing intelligent fastening and material handling solutions to automation integrators and industrial suppliers in western Michigan since 1990. With the acquisition of TMI Supply, Rhino Tool House expands its geographic footprint and strengthens its product and service offerings.
“We are delighted to add TMI Supply to the Rhino Tool House family,” said Dan Brooks, CEO of Rhino Tool House. “This acquisition is significant, as it extends our geographic footprint in the western Michigan market, while growing the products and services that we can offer our customers nationally.”
“We are very happy to partner with Rhino Tool House,” said TMI Supply Founder Tim Montsma, who is assuming a leadership role within the Company. “With access to the wealth of resources that Rhino Tool House has to offer, we are excited to share our expanded capabilities with our customers in the region.”
Eric Hansen, Partner at Blue Sea Capital, added, “We are excited to bring TMI Supply into the Rhino Tool House platform so early in Blue Sea’s ownership period. TMI Supply represents a critical addition to our geographic footprint and is the first of many strategic acquisitions that will be completed during the years ahead.”
About Rhino Tool House
Rhino Tool House (www.rhinotoolhouse.com) is a leading value-added distributor of intelligent fastening solutions, customized material handling solutions and calibration services to OEMs across a wide range of end markets. The Company provides superior services, local expertise and a high degree of responsiveness to empower its customers to be more productive, build better quality products and maintain safe environments for their employees. The Company is headquartered in Concord, North Carolina and employs over 250 full-time employees across twelve facilities. Rhino Tool House and Blue Sea Capital partnered in 2023.
Blue Sea Capital (www.blueseacapital.com) is a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida, that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies with EBITDA of up to $30 million. The firm has $1.4 billion in committed capital and invests across three industry verticals: aerospace & defense, healthcare and industrial growth. Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to partner with talented leaders and differentiated companies, typically as the first or second institutional investor, and deliver strategic and operational value-add that drives growth acceleration, industry outperformance and business transformation.