ST. LOUIS, MO – Midwest Industrial Rubber (MIR), a leading fabricator and distributor of lightweight conveyor belting and related components, has acquired Jerry Brothers Industries (JBI), a distributor of conveyor belting with two locations in Richmond, VA and Charlotte, NC. Founded in 1905, JBI is one of the industry’s most recognizable brands.
“We are delighted to welcome Mandy Lushch, Mike Barker and the entire Jerry Brothers team to MIR,” said Brian McSharry, CEO of MIR. “This strategic acquisition expands both our geographical footprint in the Virginia and North Carolina regions and our capabilities in attractive end markets. The opportunity to not only leverage Jerry Brothers’ leading position within these markets, but also bring MIR’s product portfolio and group expertise to Jerry Brothers, will allow our customers to further consolidate their purchasing needs. This acquisition is another significant step in our growth strategy, which calls for us to continue to be as close as we can be to our customers.”
“The JBI team prides itself on providing belting solutions that increase our customers’ profits, and we are excited to be able to offer expanded capabilities as a part of MIR,” said Mandy Lushch, president of Jerry Brothers. “Additionally, MIR’s culture aligns with our own. We began as a family business in the early 1900s and have worked hard to maintain that family-owned atmosphere throughout the years. We believe in investing in our workforce, embracing the creativity of our diverse team, and conducting all business with integrity. MIR shares these same values. Teaming up with MIR will help JBI fulfill its growth potential in our rapidly expanding marketplace, while maintaining our core values of respect for employees and exemplary customer care.”
This is MIR’s fourth acquisition in 2018 and adds two new locations, bringing the company’s national footprint to 25 sales and service locations.
Founded in January 1980, Midwest Industrial Rubber, Inc. is a privately-owned corporation specializing in the fabrication and distribution of conveyor belting and industrial conveyor products. The company provides value-added products and services through their more than 20 full-service sales and fabrication facilities and satellite locations across the United States.