Singer Equipment Company announced on April 1 that it had acquired the business of Thompson & Little. Both companies are FEDA members.
Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Thompson & Little is one of the largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealers in the Southeastern United States, ranking 54 on Foodservice Equipment & Supplies’ list of distribution giants in 2020. Drew O’Quinn, the current leader of Thompson & Little, will continue to run the new division as its president, reporting directly to CEO Fred Singer. The new division will operate under the name Singer T&L.
Fred Singer said, “I am excited about the opportunities that this acquisition will bring to our company and the employees and customers of Thompson & Little. Drew and his team have a reputation for performing high-quality work and managing technical and complex projects. Most importantly, they share our passion for building long-term customer relationships. We look forward to supporting the growth of Singer T&L and building on the great team that is already in place.”
Drew O’Quinn said, “I am delighted to be joining the Singer team. Our companies are both family businesses that care deeply about our customers and team members. By joining with Singer, we gain scale, expertise, and access to resources that support our next stage of growth. I could not be more excited for the opportunities this acquisition brings to our customers and associates.”
“Our entire leadership team is looking forward to working closely with Drew and all of Singer T&L to grow our business throughout the Southeast” Singer CFO Seth Feldman noted. “Drew has a track record of success, as well as a history of industry leadership. We look forward to welcoming Drew and his team to Singer.”
“Singer will continue to look for other strategic acquisitions that enhance our ability to service key markets and customers,” Fred Singer said.