NORCROSS, GA -- GranQuartz, a leading supplier of tools and equipment to stone fabricators and concrete professionals across the U.S., has announced the acquisition of Granite City Tool, a well-respected stone tool supplier with a long history in the market.

Since 1885, Granite City has distributed cutting tools, abrasives and ancillary products for the stone cutting and monument industries. Based in St. Cloud, MN, Granite City has built a strong, loyal following among fabricators in the upper midwest and across the U.S.

GranQuartz has grown to be the largest supplier in the industry with 45 reps and 13 distribution centers strategically placed across the country.

"As we look to continue growing and serving the needs of stone fabricators, we see the acquisition of Granite City Tool as the perfect way to better meet the needs of customers, specifically those in the upper midwest," said Dan Davidenko, president and CEO of GranQuartz. "The Granite City team has done an excellent job establishing themselves as reliable, trusted resources to their customers, and we are committed to continuing to offer that level of service."

Granite City Tool president Chuck Sanvik said the company is very pleased. "This acquisition and GranQuartz's focus on the customer experience ensure that our customers will be well served for years to come."