Lawson Products, Inc. engages in distribution of maintenance and repair products to the industrial, commercial, institutional and government market. It operates through Lawson and Bolt segments. The Lawson segment focuses in the large network of sales representatives to visit the customer at the customers' location and produce sales orders for product that is then shipped to the customer, and also provides vendor managed inventory (VMI) services. The Bolt segment sells product to customers when the customers visit one of Bolt's 14 branch locations and the product is delivered to the customers at the point of sale. The company was founded by Sidney L. Port in 1952 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.