Würth Baer expands into southeast U.S. with acquisition

VERNON HILLS, Ill, – Würth Baer Supply Company has acquired J & G Machinery in Sanford, N.C. The addition of J & G Machinery will expand Würth’s woodworking machinery sales and service footprint to include the southeast United States.

Both J & G Machinery owners John Johnson and Jerry Johnson (and all J & G employees) will continue to manage the day to day business. J & G and its’ field sales team are ideally located to service the southeast United States’ cabinet, millwork, and furniture manufacturing market, the company said.

Würth Baer Supply Company CEO John Geraghty said, “The Würth organization is extremely pleased to add the J & G Machinery team to our expanding woodworking machinery portfolio. J & G’s great employees, years of woodworking expertise and focused customer orientation will be a fantastic addition to the overall Würth brand.”

In a statement from J & G’s Sanford location, John Johnson added: “Merging the Würth Baer Supply and J & G brands will allow us to expand our machinery sales and service offering in the Southeast. At the same time, this acquisition also allows J & G to solidify the future for our current employees who will continue to service our customers with all of our key partners.”

The acquisition closing was finalized in late July 2022. J & G Machinery will retain its strong brand name in the market and will become a division of Würth Baer Supply Company.


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