Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc., a Columbus-headquartered provider of material handling solutions, has acquired Atlanta-based Johnson Stephens Consulting Inc., a supply chain operations consultancy serving retailers, wholesalers and distributors nationwide. With the transaction, a Hy-Tek consulting division was formed.

The Hy-Tek consulting division is headed by JSC Managing Principals Steve Johnson and Sandy Stephens.

JSC provides supply chain solutions to Neiman Marcus, The Home Depot and Dick’s Sporting Goods among other retailers, wholesalers, e-commerce/direct-to-consumer companies, 3PLs and consumer products distributors. JSC professionals, including 20 engineering consultants, have completed over 400 projects for more than 200 organizations since 2003.

“The acquisition of JSC and formation of the Hy-Tek consulting division enable us to provide turnkey supply chain solutions to enhance productivity, streamline processes and boost profitability for our customers,” Hy-Tek CEO Sam Grooms stated.

Employee-owned Hy-Tek Material Handling serves customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico from offices in Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Posting annual sales of $127 million, Hy-Tek has two divisions, integrated systems and industrial equipment.