The Acquisition of Porters

In March 2022, we announced the acquisition of Porters to further expand service offerings in the Griffith, Valparaiso, and Merrillville areas.

Porters was looking for a partner that shared their values as a family-owned and locally-operated organization and also provided a high-quality level of service and commitment to both customers and employees. Fortunately for us, the Porters team felt we were the best fit for this opportunity.

We began servicing the new customer group on March 14. Customers received uninterrupted service with a seamless transition. We’re looking forward to continuing to provide them with service excellence both now and into the future.

This acquisition allows our teams to further partner together to offer more robust first aid, safety, CleanTeam, and apparel products to remain a centralized location for business essentials.

We were fortunate that several team members from Porters’ joined our team member family to continue to best serve customers. For the customers, this means continued quality service from a familiar face. Both teams worked tirelessly to make the transition as smooth as possible.

“The Porters acquisition will allow our teams to partner together to continue providing quality and personalized service to customers in northern Indiana and beyond,” said Josh Wildman, CEO of Wildman. “Being in the business for 70 years, we are excited to continue expanding the strong foundation and service built by Porters and grateful for this opportunity.”

Welcome to the family, Porters team members and customers in the Griffith area!

Chris Moore (Wildman President) and Josh Wildman (Wildman CEO) celebrate the acquisition with Nick and Amanda Porter.

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