Grainger sells subsidiary

W.W. Grainger has announced the sale of E&R Industrial Sales Inc. to Paradigm Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. E&R Industrial became a subsidiary of Grainger in 2013. “We are excited about this next stage of growth with Paradigm Equity Partners,” E&R president Jason D’Souza said in a release.

Grainger says it will continue to serve customers with maintenance metalworking products, services and expertise while focusing on its core business of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Customers who order through either company will continue to have access to the other’s product offerings.