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Network Services Co. has completed a deal with Strategic Market Alliance to combine the two companies. The transaction closed Dec. 31, and creates the largest member-owned global distribution organization providing supply chain solutions to the janitorial, sanitation, foodservice and packaging industries. 

"Local representation and support from our distributors is our special sauce, our lifeblood, that allows us to deliver true value in the supply chain," Network Services President and CEO Alan Tomblin said in a statement. "When we talk to customers, their challenge is clear. Today's purchasing professionals need a supply partner that's easy to do business with and provides comprehensive service across their footprint. Joining forces as a single distribution entity extends our competitive advantage to an even broader range of organizations. Expanding the reach of our formula for success will drive stronger results for customers, member distributors, and supplier partners."

The company expects to generate over $20 billion in revenue with over 130 distributor members and more than 900 locations in 52 countries. Operating as Network Services Co., the organization is headquartered in Schaumburg. Network will continue to be led by Tomblin.