Posted January 4, 2019

Apex Tool & Fasteners joins SouthernCarlson

Apex has stores in Ft. Myers, Hudson and Orlando, Florida. 

SouthernCarlson, Inc., one of the nation's leading fastener, tool and packaging distributors, announces the acquisition of Florida-based Apex Tool & Fasteners, Inc. The acquisition was finalized on Dec. 31, 2018.

This latest acquisition strengthens SouthernCarlson's footprint in Florida, adding capabilities and local distribution presence in the Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa markets. Eric Heath, President of Apex Tool, stated, “We are excited to join the SouthernCarlson family. The support and backing of a national company will enable us to expand our Florida business even faster and provide more products and services to our customers.”

Kenneth Sweder, SouthernCarlson's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Florida is an important market for us and I am pleased to welcome the outstanding associates of Apex Tool & Fasteners to SouthernCarlson. Eric Heath and his team have built a strong business, and I look forward to accelerating our growth together.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Apex Tool & Fasteners is one of Florida’s leading providers of construction supplies and equipment serving residential construction, commercial construction and industrial accounts. Apex Tool has three locations serving Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa with headquarters in Hudson, Florida. Learn more at

SouthernCarlson is a leading national distributor of the most recognized brands of construction fasteners, tools, packaging and facility supplies. SouthernCarlson serves a broad array of customers and end markets across the country from over 150 locations. For more information about SouthernCarlson please visit