John V. (Jack) Kroll, President and CEO of GRABBER, announced today the expansion of the relationship of GRABBER with their long time customer, KASS, with the acquisition of KASS’ Baltimore division, which will now be operated as Grabber Baltimore. KASS’ Baltimore business has long enjoyed a strong reputation in the northeast regions of the U.S. and will be operated as a separate business unit of GRABBER. The addition of Grabber Baltimore will augment GRABBER’s ability to continue to offer productivity enhancing products to the construction trades in the northeast region and surrounding markets.

Grabber will begin servicing existing KASS customers immediately. Bill Reese, GRABBER senior VP & U.S. north division sale manager indicated the acquisition, “Won’t affect the service they’ve come to appreciate from KASS. In fact, we believe our new customers will benefit from Grabber’s widespread and efficient distribution system.”

Ray Chapman, GRABBER’s new Baltimore manager, agreed, “Grabber’s distribution network and exceptional sales and support team are perfectly suited for this relationship.”

GRABBER, a 100 percent employee owned company, welcomes KASS Baltimore employees and customers. “This progressive relationship will allow our two companies to refocus our individual efforts in the northeast corridor and provide expanded product opportunities to our new customers,” stated Roland Snyder, VP & CFO of GRABBER.