Empire Equipment Co. acquires CA based Pacific Marketing Associates, Inc.
Empire Equipment Company acquires Hayward, CA based Pacific Marketing Associates, Inc.
Wholesale distributors of commercial foodservice equipment partner to expand offerings and share expertise throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, West Coast and Pacific Northwest.
Empire Equipment Company ("Empire Group"), has acquired Pacific Marketing Associates, Inc (PMA) (www.pmareps.com), a wholesale distributor of commercial foodservice equipment based in Hayward, CA. Together, the company has seven distribution locations throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, West Coast and Pacific Northwest.
PMA is a value-added wholesale distributor of commercial foodservice equipment and aftermarket parts to the foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, and retail industries. PMA has provided market-leading wholesale distribution capabilities for over 70 years throughout the West Coast (California) and Pacific Northwest markets.
“On behalf of all the employees at PMA, we are extremely proud and excited to be joining forces with the Empire Group family,” said Jerry Dowd, PMA’s President and CEO. “Our experience in dealing with the Empire Group’s leadership team has been wonderful. I have found that we have similar cultures and values, which will make for a seamless transition”.
Combined, Empire, TruTemp, Norm’s and PMA are distribution partners for leading commercial foodservice brands such as True, Scotsman, Ice-O-Matic, Blendtec, Cornelius, Royal, and Everpure.
The transaction continues to build on Empire Group’s strategy to focus on expanding product lines, adding sales resources, and opening new locations throughout the U.S.said Jim Kirkland, CEO of Empire Group.