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Wynnchurch Capital LLC has made an investment in Eastern Metal Supply, a value-added distributor of aluminum extrusions and related products based in Lake Worth, Florida. Founded in 1982, the company started with just five employees and has grown to approximately 800 employees with 14 nationwide distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, totaling nearly 1.5 million square feet under roof.

“We have built and grown EMS by providing our customers with exceptional service, just-in-time delivery and a wide breadth of value-added products. Wynnchurch shares this commitment and we are excited to partner with them as we continue that mission and pursue our next phase of growth,” said EMS President and Co-Founder Greg Weekes in a statement.

Wynnchurch Managing Director Greg Gleason added: "As a market-leading, value-added distributor serving a wide variety of end markets, EMS is an ideal platform poised for continued growth. We look forward to working with Greg and his team to build on this impressive track record.”

Wynnchurch Capital has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto and is actively investing from its $1.3 billion Fund IV. In June, Wynnchurch acquired MPL Holdings, a leader in cultured marble products for the hospitality and multi-family housing markets, and two closed-die forging facilities of Allegheny Technologies that produce high-value, complex forgings for OEMs. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include: Alliance Designer Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polymeric sand and related installation products used in residential and commercial hardscaping projects; Boss Industries, a leading provider of power take-off and engine driven rotary screw air technologies; and Infra Pipe Solutions, a leading manufacturer of large diameter, high density polyethylene pipe.