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Mazzella Companies Acquires Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. (CIS)

This transaction expands the company’s presence in Tennessee and the central United States.

Mike Close

CLEVELAND, OH – Mazzella Companies is pleased to announce the acquisition of Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. (CIS). This acquisition further strengthens Mazzella’s footprint in Tennessee and Alabama and reinforces Mazzella’s commitment to be a one-stop resource for lifting, crane service, cranes, and rigging services and solutions.

Mazzella CIS Contractors & Industrial Supply Logo

Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. (CIS) was founded in 1970 by Hank Schiller and serves a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Construction, Steel, Marine, Electrode Handling, and Light and Sound. CIS is a full-service rigging supplier including custom lifting slings, fall protection devices, hoists, cranes, and rigging systems. Effective immediately, Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. will operate as Mazzella CIS. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. 

“CIS will complement the wide range of rigging products and services that Mazzella Companies offers. Both companies are committed to delivering our customers with expertise and the safest and most effective overhead lifting and rigging solutions,” says Tony Mazzella, CEO of Mazzella Companies. 

This acquisition will provide Mazzella with a strategic location in Nashville, TN and will strengthen their other central U.S. locations in Memphis, Chattanooga, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Birmingham. 

“Over the past several years, I’ve been looking for a way to keep our strong legacy going and to help us take the next step as an organization. I was committed to finding the best fit for all of us and Mazzella has the right culture and the right leadership team to create more opportunities for us. Mazzella is truly a great organization, is a recognized leader in the industry, and will provide more resources to help bring our important work together,” says Tom Schiller, President of Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. 

“I welcome our newest teammates from CIS into the Mazzella organization. We’re excited about the great reputation that Tom Schiller and the CIS team have earned during their 50+ years in business and the solid cultural alignment that both companies share. Mazzella CIS will carry on and deliver on the high level of service that their teammates and customers have come to expect,” says Mazzella.


About Mazzella Companies

Mazzella Companies employs over 800 individuals in 30+ locations in North America. Mazzella is one of the largest independently-owned companies in the overhead lifting and rigging industries and is a manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of lifting products for industrial, commercial and specialty applications. In addition, they are a leading manufacturer of world-class overhead cranes, specialty machinery and overhead crane services. Some of the major markets Mazzella serves are: Mining, Steel, Oil & Gas, Construction, Energy, Shipbuilding, Vehicle and Durable Goods. Mazzella’s diverse portfolio includes Sheffield Metals, a manufacturer and distributor of coated and bare metal products for engineered metal roof and wall systems and New Tech Machinery, a manufacturer of portable roof panel and gutter machines recognized as the world’s finest portable rollformers.

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