Colony Hardware Inc., an Audax Private Equity-backed distributor of construction materials and job site supplies, has bought B&L Bolt Inc. and Slip-On Lock Nut LLC (together, B&L Bolt), a Michigan-based distributor of strut, fasteners, power tools and other supplies to construction and industrial customers.

Founded in 1986 and with locations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Mich., B&L Bolt serves contractors and manufacturers, with a focus on cleanroom facilities. The acquisition represents Colony’s 11th acquisition since partnering with Audax in November 2018.

 “Bringing B&L Bolt into the Colony family further reinforces our standing as the partner of choice for distribution business owners who desire to grow their legacy and help their valued employees prosper,” states Tim Rash, CEO of Colony.