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Mars Supply Acquires T.C. Clipper Company

Tuesday, August 7, 2018  
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MPMA member, Mars Supply, has announced that it has completed the purchase of the T.C. Clipper Company, a distributor of cutting tools and related accessories located in Eden Prairie. 

Mars Supply is a 94-year-old general line industrial distributor with operations in Duluth, Bloomington, Minneapolis, Winona, and. President Bob Mars commented, “We see this as a strategic move that will allow us access to a new group of customers and suppliers. We are really looking forward to the synergy this acquisition provides.”

The T.C. Clipper Company was founded in 1975 and has been a cutting tool focused distributor since its inception. It has earned the loyalty of customers by providing quality brands and a knowledgeable sales staff. Mike Clipper, son of co-founder Gary Clipper, said, “We are happy the way this turned out.  We are handing the keys over to another local family-owned company that has the same business philosophy as we do.”