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Bissett has years of experience working with Industrial partners, specifically dealing with pallet, furniture, mattress, window, and relocatable structure / modular home builders.
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Founded by Mr. Lance Bissett in 1929, Bissett has grown from a single location in Vancouver to Canada’s largest privately-held distributor of construction fasteners and related accessories for professional users. Still headquartered in Vancouver, Bissett now has 12 service centers across the country from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.
The company had its beginnings as an exclusive Bostitch distributor of office products and over several decades evolved into a distributor of construction fasteners. The exclusive arrangement with Bostitch continued through to the acquisition of Bostitch by Stanley Black and Decker but around the turn of the century, the relationship changed and became non-exclusive. It was at this time that Lance Bissett began developing its own brand of fasteners.
After Mr. Bissett’s ownership, the business was sold to the Couling family who retained ownership until 2014 when the business was purchased by Matthew Sauder. Shortly thereafter, Martin Carsky joined Mr. Sauder as a minority owner of the business.
In May 2015 the new owners acquired another long standing Canadian fastener company, Canadian Industrial Distributors (CID). CID was founded by Mr. Robert Napier in 1945 as General Shipping Equipment and Supplies, a shipping room equipment and supply business. General Shipping Equipment and I.H. Caswell & Co. joined together to become Canadian Industrial Distributors Inc. in 1986. Just as Lance Bissett worked exclusively with Bostitch, CID partnered with Senco and continued that exclusive relationship in Canada until the acquisition by Bissett.
In 2016, CID Bissett and Lance Bissett were rebranded as Bissett Fasteners Limited. Later that year the company opened a new branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The acquisition of CID transformed Bissett Fasteners from a regional player with 7 locations in Western Canada to a national company with locations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.
In June 2017 Bissett completed the acquisition of Air-it-On Inc., based in Edmonton, Alberta. Air-It-On had been an industry leader in the Western Canadian construction supply market. The company was founded in 1989 by industry-leading professionals and currently operated locations in Edmonton and Calgary. Air-It-On had its origins in and catered to the majority of the relocatable structure market in Alberta. This acquisition further strengthened Bissett’s presence in the industrial markets in Western Canada, particularly in the relocatable structure segment.
In February 2018, Bissett launched the Fastener Finder. The Fastener Finder allows users to quickly and easily find which fasteners are compatible with their tool in just 3 easy steps.
In July 2018, Bissett completed the acquisition of Levcoh Supply & Repair Ltd., based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Levcoh had been a leading supplier and tool service provider for industrial and construction fasteners, tools, and industrial packaging supplies in Saskatchewan. The acquisition marked Bissett’s physical entry into the province of Saskatchewan, strengthening the Company’s presence in central Canada.
Bissett Tools – Launching January 1, 2020. Designed for the working professional, Bissett Tools are intended for the toughest Canadian climates and have been tested for extreme weather conditions. All tools intended for outdoor use have been tested at temperatures as low as -30 Degrees Celsius, so that they work in the most extreme Canadian climates. The line of 12 tools includes a variety of nailers and staplers for roofing, framing, siding, flooring, finishing, and more.
With 12 locations across the country, Bissett Fasteners has quickly risen to become an industry leader for professional users. The slogan, “Driven by Professionals”, is a testament to our company’s commitment to providing professionals with the best quality products available.
Bissett has a long history of family ownership which continues today. We are proud of our heritage, and of our knowledgeable team.
With a dynamic merchandising program, long tenured and experienced staff, we are able to provide quality service and repairs on everything we sell.
Still headquartered in Vancouver, Bissett has 12 service centers across Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.
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