APPLIED Adhesives Acquires Rochester Industrial Supply Company

MINNETONKA, Minn., [October 6, 2022] – APPLIED Adhesives, a premier adhesive solutions provider in North America, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Rochester Industrial Supply Company’s adhesive division. Located in Rochester, NY, the company is a well-established, specialty adhesive distributor. This acquisition strengthens APPLIED Adhesive’s commitment to providing industry-leading products, technical expertise, and relentless service to its customers.

“We are pleased to bring the Rochester Industry Supply Company’s adhesive customers into the APPLIED team and share the same commitment to innovative solutions, quality, and most of all, customer success,” said John Feriancek, President and CEO of Applied Adhesives.  “APPLIED and Rochester Industry Supply Company share the same core values and dedication to customer service, ensuring a seamless transition.”

“Our goal when we decided to sell our adhesive division was to find a buyer who shared our customer-centric philosophy in providing outstanding service and technical support,” said John Marozzi, owner of Rochester Industrial Supply Company. “We have found that in APPLIED Adhesives and are excited to join the APPLIED team knowing they share our same vision. It also provides additional opportunities for our customers through their expansive adhesive and adhesive equipment product lines.”

About APPLIED Adhesives

APPLIED Adhesives, founded in 1971, is a premier custom adhesive solutions provider in North America. The company is a value-added distributor of hot melt, water-based, and reactive adhesives as well as dispensing equipment. APPLIED Adhesives serves as a critical supply chain partner to leading adhesive manufacturers and formulators by offering reach and high service levels to an expansive customer base. For more information, please visit

About Rochester Industrial Supply Company

Rochester Industrial Supply Company was started in 1955 as an industrial supply house serving the immediate Rochester area. Through the years we have evolved into a distributor that specializes in adhesives, pumping and spraying finishing equipment. Our corporate statement is based on providing prompt and technical-oriented service to all our customers.

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Vice President of Marketing