A&B Wiper Supply and Nation/Ruskin Merge

PHILADELPHIA - A&B Wiper Supply, supplier of terry towels for the discount retail and institutional channels, has merged with Nation/Ruskin, which manufactures and distributes paint sundries and houseware cleaning products under the EZ One brand as well as retail private label brands.
     Nation/Ruskin is a new entity formed by the consolidation of Nation Accessories Inc and Ruskin Sponge Co.
     "The merger is mutually beneficial. Nation/Ruskin's customers will benefit from A&B Wiper Supply's global sourcing and buying power," said Hal Kanefsky, ceo of A&B Wiper Supply. "Nation/Ruskin's reputation for high standards in all aspects of customer service is a natural fit." Nation/Ruskin will operate as a separate entity under its existing management team, headed by its president Ray Adolf.
     A&B Wiper Supply was founded in 1947. In addition to terry towels, it supplies a range of microfiber products as well as professional wiping cloths.

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