Pittsburgh, PA: Lewis-Goetz and Company, Inc. has closed the acquisition of Samson Industrial, effective, Thursday, July 19th. The transaction will be very positive for the employees, customers and strategic suppliers of the combined Company. Lewis-Goetz management views Samson Industrial as having a strong strategic and cultural fit with Lewis-Goetz.

Lewis-Goetz is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors. Dave Goetz, Chairman and CEO of Lewis-Goetz stated that, “The acquisition of Samson Industrial, which follows our 2006 acquisition of Goodall, further expands the geographic reach and product scope of one of North America’s leading distributors of fabricated industrial rubber products. This particular transaction expands our company’s geography further into the Southeast and solidifies our presence in the Gulf Coast.”

Lewis-Goetz recently ranked 31st on Industrial Distribution’s 2007 list of The Big 50 Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more detailed information.

For information, contact:
Katie Oswald