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Alan E. Sadler Announces Retirement

October 9, 2019

Billerica, MA – Alan E. Sadler, CEO of Triple S, and President of Triple-S Holdings, Inc., has announced his retirement effective September 30, 2019. In a letter to the Triple S Staff, Member and Supplier community, Alan thanked everyone for their support and collaboration over the years that contributed to the company's mission, To Make Our Members Prosper.

Dutch Owens, Chairman of Triple S and Owner of Gem Supply Company Inc., Orlando, FL praised Alan's "outstanding leadership, and accomplishments" in his 22 years of service.

Alan will remain in an advisory capacity. C. Eric Flinton, President of Triple S, has been named President of Triple-S Holdings, Inc.

Triple S is a national distribution services and logistics company that provides facility maintenance solutions to the healthcare, education, commercial, retail, government and building services contractor markets. Local service and support solutions are made available through a network of Member-Distributors and Regional Distribution Centers. For more information please visit www.triple-s.com.

Triple S Holdings Announces Sale of Assets of Triple S – Lehigh Valley

September 10, 2019

The Board of Directors of Triple S Holdings, Inc., (TSH) is pleased to announce the sale of selected assets of Triple S – Lehigh Valley to Triple S Member company Spruce Industries of Rahway, New Jersey.

Triple S – Lehigh Valley (formerly Certified Chemical Company) was acquired in October 2017 by Triple S Holdings as part of the TSH commitment to provide Triple S with an opportunity to preserve market share and customer relationships in the Triple S family of Member companies. During the past months the staff of Triple S – Lehigh Valley and TSH have worked to continue to provide customers with products and service that meets and exceeds customers’ expectations. As part of the TSH business process, Spruce Industries was identified as a potential buyer for Lehigh Valley. Hank and Dan Josephs of Spruce Industries indicated that this was an opportunity for Spruce to build on their Eastern Pennsylvania customer base while preserving the Triple S market share in Northeastern Pennsylvania and agreed to buy the assets of Triple S - Lehigh Valley. With this transition, effective Sept 3rd, the TSH – Lehigh Valley location will be closed and customers serviced from Spruce Industries' location in Rahway NJ.

Dan Josephs, Executive Vice President/COO , of Spruce Industries, said, "We are excited to add the Triple S – Lehigh Valley customers to our company. We will be giving them the same great products and service that customers expect from Triple S Member companies, and we look forward to serving their markets."

Triple S of Billerica, MA, is a Member-owned company of 115 independent firms that distribute janitorial and sanitary supplies throughout the United States. The company has a presence in most major markets in the U.S., has its own brand and a full catalog of products, and provides outstanding customer cleaning solutions to the industry. Triple S Holdings, Inc., is a subsidiary of Triple S, and is a business development company that exists to support Members and preserve the market presence of Triple S in the jan-san industry by acquiring businesses that enhance the Triple S brand and value proposition.

New Branch Manager, Triple S - Central Mass

April 18, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that Dan MacDonald has joined T-S Holdings, Inc., as the new Branch Manager for Triple S - Central Mass effective April 22, 2019.

Dan’s background and prior experience uniquely qualify him for the role of Branch Manager. The combination of Dan’s sales, sales management and distribution center management experience will serve as a solid foundation for him as he fulfills the varied role of a Branch Manager. In his prior operations role, Dan was responsible for budgeting, inventory management, warehouse administration, personal development, order fulfillment (100,000 orders/year) and health and safety oversight.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys youth athletics (coached for a number of years) and following his favorite sports teams. Dan and his wife Karen live in Northborough, MA. You can reach Dan at dmacdonald@tsfacilitysolutions.com or at 508-835-7900.

Please join me in welcoming Dan to the Triple S Holdings family.

New Associate Announcement

September 28, 2018

We are very pleased to inform you that effective October 1, 2018, Keen Umbehr, II will be joining T-S Holdings, Inc., as our Corporate Vice President of Sales & Operations. As most of you are aware Keen has been a member of the Triple S family, serving as the V.P of Business Development, since February of 2018.

Keen has a proven track record in the areas of Sales, Operations and Administration. Keen gained his sales experience working as a Regional Manager for a wholesale distribution company and as the National Sales Manager for ABC Compounding. He further honed his sales skills and gained administrative and operational skills while assisting with a family business and during his time at Nissco. Keen joined Nissco as their VP of Business Development, was promoted to Executive VP after about 2 years and was then promoted to President and CEO 2 years later.

Keen is a highly energetic individual that is quick to engage and identify the fundamental tenets necessary for success. We are very confident that he will prove to be a valued asset as he provides support to our Branch Management, sharing best practices, from branch to branch, and optimizing our sales and operations platforms.

Keen obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University and his post grad Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M. He will continue to operate out of Alvin, Texas, where he resides with his wife Tiffany and their two young children. His new e-mail address will be keen@tsh-inc.com. He can also be reached by phone at 832-336-1109.

As we build out the Triple S Holdings corporate team, we are better able to drive the financial performance necessary to support our continued growth. Having Keen onboard and focused on our sales and operations initiatives will allow me to better focus on the administrative tasks required to support the continued development of the company as well as provide more time for the review and analysis of future acquisitions.

Please join me in welcoming Keen to the Triple S Holdings team.

Triple S Holdings Employee Update

August 14, 2018

As we move our payroll processing from ADP to Netsuite (our ERP/Operating System), we are very pleased to announce that Lissa Bovay is being promoted to Corporate Payroll & Benefits Manager. Lissa has been an all around "All Star" at Triple S – Upstate New York (d.b.a. Parish Maintenance Supply) serving primarily as the Office Manager & Accountant for 21 years. Lissa's positive attitude, attention to detail and commitment to excellence will serve her and the company well in her expanded role.

Lissa has been "hands on" throughout the process of getting our payroll set up in Netsuite. Our TSH associates will be hearing a lot from her in the near future as she shares information with them concerning our Employee Benefits package and works to get everyone set up in the Netsuite Employee Center. Lissa is a patient individual that is easy to approach as well as work with and a true asset to the organization. Please join me in congratulating Lissa on this well-deserved promotion.

Triple S Holdings Employee Update

June 26, 2018

I am very pleased to share with you that Gianna Moscillo will be joining TSH as our new Netsuite ERP Systems Manager. Gianna has been working in Netsuite for years and has a deep understanding of the basic functionality of Netsuite as well as a high level understanding of the TSH business model.

Gianna is excited to help us get Netsuite implemented into each Branch location, I am confident that our associates will find her to be a patient and compassionate instructor.  Gianna is a fast learner that is eager to have a positive impact and looks forward to the challenge that this new opportunity provides her. Gianna will be joining TSH on July 9th. Please join me in welcoming Gianna to the  TSH team and congratulating her on this well deserved promotion.

Triple S Holdings Acquires Industrial Cleaning Products, Inc.

May 23, 2018

T-S Holdings, Inc. (d.b.a. Triple S Holdings) is pleased to announce the asset purchase of Industrial Cleaning Products, Inc., (ICPI) West Boylston, MA.

Industrial Cleaning Products, Inc., (a Member of Triple S since 2003) is a long standing, well-run organization with a broad base of customers in the Central Massachusetts market area.  "We are very excited to welcome Industrial Cleaning Products and the ICPI Team to the Triple S Holdings family of businesses", stated Alan E. Sadler, President, Triple S Holdings.
 
“At 76 years of age I can with confidence say that I am ready to ease into retirement. Knowing that there was not a third generation in line to take over the business, Michael and I decided that this was a good time to sell. Finding a buyer that would continue to provide opportunities for our employees and continue to provide our customers with the level of service and support that they have come to expect was a primary concern for us.   Triple S Holdings provided us the opportunity to accomplish both of these goals; keeping ICPI in the Triple S Family made the decision easier for us”, stated Fran Tighe, past president and co-owner of ICPI.
 
Mr. Sadler further stated: “Fran Tighe will be taking on a consulting role and assisting with the transition of customers to the company’s established sales team for the next 12 months. In addition Michael Tighe will be serving as the Branch Manager of Triple S – Central Mass in the near term and then transitioning to a role at Triple S Holdings corporate. I am also pleased to announce that Eric O’Connor will be serving as the Branch Director of Sales for Triple S – Central Mass.”
 
Triple S Holdings was created, in part, to provide Triple S Members and non-member owners of jan-san distribution companies an exit strategy that would allow them to transition out of their businesses in a manner that would be least disruptive to their employees and customers. As an organization, Triple S is dedicated to the ongoing prosperity of independent distribution and as such Triple S Holdings is a natural fit for owners that are looking to exit their business.

For additional information concerning Triple S Holdings or this acquisition please e-mail us at: info@tsh-inc.com or call 978-435-2700.

Triple S Holdings Acquires Certified Chemical Company

September 29, 2017

T-S Holdings, Inc., (d.b.a. Triple S Holdings) is pleased to announce the asset purchase of Certified Chemical Co., Easton, PA.

Alan E. Sadler, president, Triple S Holdings, stated: “The Certified Chemical Co., Team put a great deal of effort into building a loyal customer following and have expended a great deal of energy in managing the company through some challenging times recently. Their loyal customer base is a solid reflection  of their “value added” approach to business development. We are pleased to welcome Dave and the CCC Team to the Triple S Holding’s family and pleased to have the opportunity to help position the Team and our new Branch for continued growth.”
 

"My partner Ron Keschl and I are very pleased to have what we built at Certified Chemical Co., continue on as a part of the greater Triple S family. As prior owners Ron and I take comfort in knowing that we have the strength of Triple S Holdings supporting our future efforts and are confident that we will be presented with new opportunities for growth and professional development”, stated David Sames, former president of Certified Chemical.
 

In addition it was announced that David Sames has been named Branch Manager and Ron Keschl has been appointed Warehouse and Repair Services Manager, for Triple S –  Lehigh Valley. (formerly Certified Chemical Co.). “We are very pleased that Dave and Ron as well as Laurel Sames (Dave’s daughter) have all elected to stay active in the business.” stated Alan Sadler.
 

Triple S Holdings is a subsidiary of Standardized Sanitation Systems, Inc., (d.b.a. Triple S). Triple S Holdings was created to provide Member and non Member owners of jan-san distribution companies an exit strategy that would allow them to transition out of their businesses in a manner that would be least disruptive to their employees and customers. As an organization Triple S is dedicated to the ongoing prosperity of independent distribution and as such Triple S Holdings is a natural fit for owners that are looking to exit their business.
 

For additional information concerning Triple S Holdings or this acquisition, please e-mail us at: info@tsh-inc.com or call 978-435-2700.

Triple S Holdings Acquires Parish Maintenance Supply

August 1, 2017

T-S Holdings, Inc., (d.b.a. Triple S Holdings) is pleased to announce the asset purchase of Parish Maintenance Supply Corporation, Syracuse, NY.

Parish Maintenance Supply (a Member of Triple S since 1962) is a long established, well-run organization with an above average e-commerce platform and business base. "We are very pleased to welcome Parish Maintenance Supply and the Parish Team to the Triple S Holdings family of businesses," stated Alan E. Sadler, President, Triple S Holdings.
 
"While I was ready to take on new challenges, it was critically important to me that I placed my employees and customers in good hands as I transitioned to a new stage in my career. Triple S Holdings provided me the opportunity to accomplish both of these tasks and at the same time allows me to continue to contribute to what the Parish Team and I have worked to establish over the past 38 years," stated Michael Gosson, prior owner/president of Parish Maintenance Supply.
 
In addition, Mr. Sadler announced that Megan Skinner is being promoted to Assistant Branch Manager and that Michael Gosson while serving as Branch Manager of Triple S – Upstate New York (d.b.a. Parish Maintenance Supply) in the near term, Michael would then transition to the role of Director of IT & Systems Implementation for T-S Holdings, Inc.
 
Triple S Holdings was created, in part, to provide Triple S Members and non-member owners of  jan-san distribution companies an exit strategy that would allow them to transition out of their businesses in a manner that would be least disruptive to their employees and customers. As an organization, Triple S is dedicated to the ongoing prosperity of independent distribution and as such Triple S Holdings is a natural fit for owners that are looking to exit their business.
 
For additional information concerning Triple S Holdings or this acquisition, please e-mail us at: info@tsh-inc.com or call 978-435-2700.

 

Triple S Holdings Acquires USA Distributors, Inc.

December 27, 2016

T-S Holdings, Inc., (d.b.a. Triple S Holdings) is pleased to announce the asset purchase of USA Distributors, Inc., Miami, FL.

Alan E. Sadler, President, Triple S Holdings, stated: "The USA Distributors, Inc., Team has done an amazing job of steering the company through a difficult period while at the same time developing terrific employees and maintaining a very loyal customer base, which is a testament to their "value added" approach to business development. We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue what the Nicolas family has built, and welcome the USA Distributors Team as an even more integral part of the Triple S family."

"Ralph Sr. and I are very pleased to have what we built at USA Distributors, Inc., remain as a part of the greater Triple S family. As parents, Ralph Sr. and I take comfort in knowing that Ralph Jr. and Kristina will be presented with new opportunities for growth and professional development", stated Maria Nicolas, Founder and Former President of USA Distributors, Inc.

In addition, it was announced that Kristina Nicolas has been named Branch Manager, and Ralph Nicolas Jr. has been appointed Director of Sales of the new company, Triple S - South Florida, Inc. (d.b.a. USA Distributors). "We see these appointments as natural career progressions; Kristina has been active in the company for seven years, focused on inventory control, purchasing, and customer service management. Ralph Jr. has proven himself as a sales professional, and has been the 'go-to' for the sales team and team leader. We are also pleased to share with you that Maria has agreed to remain with the new company in an accounting and advisory capacity", stated Alan Sadler.

More about Triple S Holdings: Triple S Holdings is a subsidiary of Standardized Sanitation Systems, Inc., (d.b.a. Triple S). Triple S Holdings was created to provide Member and non-Member owners of jan-san distribution companies an exit strategy that would allow them to transition out of their businesses in a manner that would be least disruptive to their employees and customers. As an organization, Triple S is dedicated to the ongoing prosperity of independent distribution, and as such Triple S Holdings is a natural fit for owners that are looking to exit their business.

For additional information concerning Triple S Holdings, or this acquisition. please e-mail us at: info@tsh-inc.com, or call 978-435-2700.