Donald E. Friese, CRL's chairman and CEO, calls the deal a "perfect fit" and says it will help better the industry by providing more products and services through more local distribution facilities.
"We're a niche industry. We all know each other, and in our community, we're not like other large companies. We take care of each other and try to make our industry better. That's what we're trying to do here with this deal," Friese said during a March 28 interview.