BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — FinishMaster Inc., a leading distributor of paint and related products in the United States and subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., a leading distributor of automotive products in Canada, announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Magnuson-Hagopian Enterprises Inc. doing business under the name Johnson Michigan Automotive & Industrial Coatings (“Johnson Michigan”). This acquisition strengthens FinishMaster’s footprint in eastern and central Michigan and expands operations in the industrial segment in this market.
Founded as a hard parts distributor in 1927, Johnson Michigan moved in to automotive coatings in 1945 evolving fully in to this segment through the 1950s and 60s. For more than 80 years, teamwork has remained the foundation of their service program. Johnson Michigan’s focus on service is the team’s guarantee customers receive the best value and support across their locations in Battle Creek, Ferndale, and Lansing, Michigan. The majority of business is in the automotive segment, but they also have expertise in industrial and powder coatings.
“The Johnson Michigan team is dedicated to providing the best and most innovative customer support in the industry, a promise that will be strengthened as we join as one team. We will continue to drive this commitment as our team grows and we expand in new and existing markets, providing unmatched support to our customers, team members, and partners,” stated Steve Arndt, president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster.
“This transaction broadens our coverage in the key Michigan market and reinforces our commitment to provide the ultimate experience to all of our partners and customers,” added Henry Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Uni-Select.