Article published in The Independent Dealer e-zine (Sept, 2012)
Last month, Hercules, California-based Radstons Office Supply and The Office City in Redwood City announced they have merged to create one of the largest privately owned office supply companies in the Bay Area.
Both are long-established independents with roots in the community that for Radstons go back to 1908 and for The Office City go back to 1954.
“This was a great fit all the way around,” commented The Office City president and CEO Bill Jones. “Geographically, Radston’s represents a nice complement to our existing footprint and in addition, they have a solid public sector business that will allow us to strengthen our presence in the market.”
“The Office City and Radstons have known each other for over 20 years and there’s no doubt our tow companies combined are stronger than either of us were on our own,” added Radstons’ Diane Griffin.
“Our own people are excited about the opportunity to be part of a larger organization and our customers are excited about the expanded resources and delivery capabilities we can now bring to them. It’s a very logical move with a lot of plusses.”
Following the merger, The Office City now has six locations (Redwood City, Livermore, Stockton, Merced, Los Banos and now Hercules) and says it can provide next-day delivery to the entire Bay Area and Central Valley.
If you would like to learn more about the merger or place an order online, visit www.theofficecity.com.