Security Distributor Brimar Acquires Chicago-Based Crowd Control Warehouse

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CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Point Capital Partners and its portfolio company BPCP IV Brimar Industries have acquired Crowd Control Warehouse (CCW), a Chicago-based designer and distributor of crowd control, traffic and security products.

CCW offers a wide range of high-quality security products through a proprietary e-commerce website, CrowdControlWarehouse.com. With a focus on providing a seamless shopping experience and excellent customer service, the company specializes in safety products such as barricades, stanchions, belt barriers, signage and traffic control devices. CCW’s customers operate in a variety of end markets, including government, events, construction, retail, distribution and education sectors.

“The combined value-added capabilities of Blue Point and Brimar made our choice extremely simple,” said Mark Palchak, managing partner of Brook Park Holdings, an existing investor in CCW in partnership with Blue Point and Brimar. “We look forward to building on our strategic growth initiatives and expanding CCW’s e-commerce platform with the additional support, resources and expertise of the Blue Point and Brimar teams. »

Brimar, a manufacturer and distributor of safety signage products and accessories, also reaches its customers primarily through well-established e-commerce channels, including SafetySign.com and PipeMarker.com. The alignment of digital forward-thinking business models and shared enterprise end markets makes CCW an ideal fit for the Brimar security product platform.

“We are delighted to welcome the CCW team and customers to the Brimar family,” said Michael Schoenfeld, COO of Brimar. “The strengths of both organizations combined will add incredible value to our collective customers, and we look forward to working together to achieve our shared growth goals.”

“CCW has established itself in the crowd control and security barrier industry. This investment is an excellent first step in the M&A expansion strategy we have planned for Brimar as a leading security products platform,” said Rick Soukup, Director of Blue Point. “In addition to M&A, the Blue Point team is looking forward to leveraging our Data & Digital and Asia Supply Chain teams to help grow the business.”

Crowd control warehouse (www.crowdcontrolwarehouse.com) a crowd control and security barrier supplier in North America, with thousands of products to provide safe crowd and traffic management in almost any industry. With customers in the event planning, construction, retail and distribution industries, Crowd Control Warehouse has been keeping customers and employees safe with our equipment for over 15 years.

Brimar Industries (www.brimar.com) is a manufacturer and distributor of safety signs, labels, pipe markers, equipment identification products, parking and traffic signs and related accessories. The company specializes in high quality industrial safety and visual communication, with a commitment to offering the widest selection of stock and custom products that meet strict legal and regulatory requirements. Brimar sells primarily through its network of industry-leading e-commerce sites, including SafetySign.com and PipeMarker.com, which provide customers with an easy and convenient way to meet their safety needs. and visual communication. The company was founded in 1988 and continues to be a market leader in product and technology innovation.

Blue Point Capital Partners (www.bluepointcapital.com) is a private equity firm managing over $1.5 billion in committed capital. With offices in Cleveland, Charlotte, Seattle and Shanghai, Blue Point’s geographic footprint allows it to build relationships with local and regional contractors and advisors while offering the perspectives and resources of a global organization. Blue Point has more than two decades of partnering with lower middle market companies to create processes and capabilities that enable dramatic growth. The company is focused on opportunities where it can leverage its collective experience, extensive network of operational resources and unique toolkit, which includes supply chain/Asian capabilities, data and digital strategies , a human capital strategy and targeted complementary acquisition efforts. Blue Point generally invests in companies that generate between $30 million and $300 million in revenue.

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