Mazzella Companies acquires CIS

5 January 2022

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Mazzella Companies has acquired Contractors & Industrial Supply Co., Inc. (CIS), strengthening its footprint in Tennessee and Alabama as a one-stop for lifting, crane service, cranes, and rigging services.

CIS was founded in 1970 by Hank Schiller and serves a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Construction, Steel, Marine, Electrode Handling, and Light and Sound. It is a full-service rigging supplier including custom lifting slings, fall protection devices, hoists, cranes, and rigging systems.  

Effective immediately, CIS will operate as Mazzella CIS.  

“CIS will complement the wide range of rigging products and services that Mazzella Companies offers. Both companies are committed to delivering our customers with expertise and the safest and most effective overhead lifting and rigging solutions,” said Tony Mazzella, CEO, Mazzella Companies.  

This acquisition will provide Mazzella with a strategic location in Nashville, TN and strengthen its other central U.S. locations in Memphis, Chattanooga, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Birmingham.  

“Over the past several years, I’ve been looking for a way to keep our strong legacy going and to help us take the next step as an organization. I was committed to finding the best fit for all of us and Mazzella has the right culture and the right leadership team to create more opportunities for us. Mazzella is truly a great organization, is a recognized leader in the industry, and will provide more resources to help bring our important work together,” said Tom Schiller, president, CIS. 

“I welcome our newest teammates from CIS into the Mazzella organization. We’re excited about the great reputation that Tom Schiller and the CIS team have earned during their 50+ years in business and the solid cultural alignment that both companies share. Mazzella CIS will carry on and deliver on the high level of service that their teammates and customers have come to expect,” added Mazzella. 

Mazzella Companies employs over 800 individuals in 30+ locations in North America and is one of the largest independently-owned companies in the overhead lifting and rigging industries and is a manufacturer and distributor of lifting products for industrial, commercial and specialty applications as well as overhead cranes.