HARTMAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY ACQUIRES CHAMBERS PACKAGING CONNECTION

Hartman expands its product offering and family of employees by acquiring local stocking distributor.

Lawrence, PA – Hartman Independent Company, a distributor of fastening and packaging solutions since 1948, announced that it has acquired the assets of the Pittsburgh based Chambers Packaging Connection. Chambers is a stocking distributor of foam, plastic, and corrugated packaging and shipping materials. The purchase will better serve the needs of Hartman’s customers and greatly expand the materials and services available to Chamber’s customers.

“This acquisition fits into our overall strategy for growth,” said Andrew Hartman, President and CEO of Hartman Independent Company. “We’ve had a long relationship with Chambers and as an owner of a family run business, it’s not just about the business, but it’s an investment in people.”

Chambers Packaging Connection was the brainchild of Terry Chambers, the third generation of A.R. Chambers and Son. In 1975, Terry saw a need for polyethylene foam for industrial customers. After the sale of A. R. Chambers and Son in 1999, Terry created Chambers Packaging Connection to serve the customer base he had developed during his years with Chambers and Son.

“It made me glad to know that Hartman didn’t look at this acquisition as a business decision only. It was clear to me that the employees who have been with me for so many years wouldn’t have to worry about their jobs,” said Terry Chambers, owner of Chambers Packaging Connection. “Yes, it made good business sense but it also made good sense from the human side of things.”

The office and warehouse of Chambers, located at 7325 Penn Avenue, will remain open during the transition to the Lawrence, Pennsylvania location. Visit http://www.chamberspackaging.com/ for customer service and ordering information.

About Hartman Independent Company
Hartman Independent Company is a family-owned, industry recognized distributor of fastening and packaging solutions for the construction, industrial, and dealer markets. Founded in 1948, Hartman has a long history of providing high quality construction and industrial grade fasteners of all types and applications. In addition, Hartman offers packaging solutions, which include steel and poly strapping, films, and corrugated paper materials. In 2010, the company became the only Bosch Systems Specialist in Western Pennsylvania. With locations in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, Hartman Independent Company prides itself in delivering high quality products with total customer satisfaction.

For more information contact:
Andrew Hartman
President/CEO
Hartman Independent Company
724-816-6460
andrew@hartmanindco.com

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