Announcing Acquisitions in Indiana and Illinois

As part of a strategic plan for continued growth and expansion, Nichols has acquired Spectrum Janitorial Supply, expanding their geographic footprint to include Indianapolis, Indiana and Decatur, Illinois. The agreement was closed on Monday, November 6, 2017 and is the latest of numerous acquisitions completed since Nichols was founded in Muskegon, Michigan in 1936.

Spectrum has been in business since 1989 as a family owned and operated facility solutions company. Their mission has been to provide customers with the most innovative and proven cleaning supplies, equipment and service in the industry.  Helping customers in the education, building service contractors and other industries in Indiana and Illinois with creative solutions that improve the way they do business. Spectrum is a natural fit with Nichols current product and service offering. The acquisition further reinforces the Nichols position as the leading provider of solutions for clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products in the Great Lakes region.

Spectrum President, Dawn Fox, “This is a great move for Spectrum that will enable us to better serve our customers and provide growth for our associates.  Nichols is a respected company with a great culture and a tradition of leadership in its communities.”

“We are excited to build on the strong relationships Spectrum has developed in Indiana and Illinois, and to expand our team with the experienced and knowledgeable associates from these branches. We are also happy that Dawn will remain with Nichols as General Manager.” said CEO Mike Olthoff.

Nichols has been a preferred distributor to the industrial, education, building service contractors, healthcare and lodging industries since 1936. Based in Norton Shores, MI with Michigan branch locations in Grand Rapids, Greater Detroit, Holland, and Traverse City; Ohio locations in Bowling Green and Cleveland; along with our new locations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Decatur, Illinois.  Nichols leads the industry with a You First service model of innovation, knowledge and excellence.
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