Barjan (Fund II)

Rock Island, Illinois
Acquired: May 1999
Divested: May 2004
Industry: Retail Distribution

Under Pfingsten’s ownership, Barjan was a national distributor of automotive, electronic, entertainment and general merchandise products to the travel center and retail markets. Products included automotive, electronic, entertainment, general merchandise, and proprietary branded products such as Barjan™, Trucker Tough™, Diesel™, Wilson™, Francis™, Victor™ and Monkey Grip™. The company sold its products to travel center operators, car washes, mass merchants, convenience stores, grocery stores, retail automotive chains, electronic distributors and jobbers in North America. Barjan was headquartered in Rock Island, Illinois, and had additional facilities in Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas.


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