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Lagasse Bros. to Expand Janitorial, Sanitation Market Presence

December 20, 2000
Des Plaines, Ill. (PRNewswire) -- United Stationers says that its Lagasse Bros. subsidiary has signed a definitive purchase agreement with Peerless Paper Mills, Inc. of Oaks, Pa. Peerless, with annual sales of approximately $75 million, currently offers janitorial/sanitation, paper, and food service products to more than 2,000 distributor customers in 18 states across the Northeast and Midwest. The transaction is expected to close early next month subject to the satisfaction of various conditions, including the completion of due diligence.

Lagasse Bros. Inc. is a wholesale source for over 7,000 janitorial and sanitary maintenance products. Through its nationwide network of 22 distribution centers, Lagasse serves distributor customers from the janitorial and sanitation maintenance industry, including distributors focused on the paper, industrial, foodservice, safety, material handling and healthcare channels.