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June 27, 2011 - Weber Supply Company Inc. announces the acquisition of Airarms Industrial Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia.

Airarms is a full line industrial distributor of products ranging from fasteners, abrasives, safety supplies, tools and shop supplies. The business will operate as Airarms Industrial Ltd. a division of Weber Supply Company Inc.

Airarms has built a solid reputation in the Greater Vancouver area for 30 years and with the addition of more brand name suppliers and new product categories Airarms will be in a stronger position to offer both existing and new customers a much broader offering. Airarms will also be able to offer their customers a greater array of value added services such as; documented cost savings, in-plant training, comprehensive reporting, bar coding technology, vending machines and E-commerce solutions.

Chad Hunter, District Sales Manager for the Richmond operation will oversee both operations. Airarms has 10 employees and will continue to operate in the existing Surrey location. This additional location will add a further diversification to Weber Supply’s customer base and will better serve the commitment to their valued suppliers as they strengthen their market base in the Greater Vancouver area.

The economy of Vancouver is one of the most diverse in Canada due to Vancouver’s situation as the nation’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, a major port and the final point of transcontinental highway and rail routes. Major economic sectors include trade, national resources, manufacturing, technology, film and tourism. Natural resources include forestry, mining and petroleum.

Weber Supply is Canada’s oldest distributor of quality industrial and safety products and serves markets in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia through eighteen branches and distribution centres. All distribution centres are fully equipped to provide prompt and efficient service from the extensive in-stock inventories of industrial maintenance, repair, operating supplies, abrasives, cutting tools and safety products. As leaders in the industrial and safety distribution field, Weber Supply offers unique solutions that provide customers with the ultimate in cost saving opportunities throughout the procurement channel. To find out more about the products and services Weber Supply provides or to access the online order/catalogue system please visit www.webersupply.com, or call 1-800-80-WEBER.

The Weber Group is all-Canadian and prides itself on over one hundred and fifty five years of tradition and service. The Weber Group of Companies business units include: Industrial Distribution, Self Storage Operations, Real Estate Holdings and Landlords.