Würth Baer acquires northeast SCM powerhouse dealer Akins Machinery
January 18, 2018 | 3:10 pm CST
LONDONDERRY, N.H. -  Würth Baer Supply Company, a division of Würth Craft Line North America, recently completed the acquisition of Akins Machinery, Inc.,  in Londonderry, New Hampshire. 
Akins, a full service SCM Group North America dealer, service support center and machinery rebuild house has been servicing the Northeast United States woodworking market for over twenty years.
“We are very excited about this new development especially since Dick Akins and his entire team will continue to run the business with the strategic support and backing of Würth Baer Supply Company,” says Würth Baer Supply Company Vice President John Geraghty.  
Würth Baer Supply Company also announced two strategic expansion sites in 2018. A full-service distribution facility just opened in the metropolitan Detroit market. This outbound and will-call distribution site which is centrally located in the accessible town of Oak Park, Michigan, stocks hardware, board, laminate, adhesives, finish and many other woodworking accessory products.   
Würth Baer Supply Company also just opened a new full-service distribution site in Pittsburgh, on January 15, 2018.  This site, located in the Leetsdale commercial park just west of Pittsburg is also an outbound and will-call distribution branch selling hardware, board, laminate, adhesives, finish and woodworking accessories.

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