Industrial Distributor


Byron Center, MI


GNAP is a leading, national distributor of industrial abrasive products, equipment, specialty ceramics and ancillary services used by a broad base of customers in the applications of investment casting, metal stamping, machining, forging, remediation, coating and paving.


GNAP was formed in 2005 through a merger between Grand Northern Products and Abrasive Products. In partnership with the owner-operators, Frontenac completed a recapitalization of GNAP in 2014. GNAP completed the acquisition of Advanced Finishing Techologies and Graystar in 2016.

One South Wacker
Suite 2980
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: 312.368.0044

We invest in high quality companies, primarily in the food, industrial and services industries. We work with business owners, almost always families, founders or entrepreneurs, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement and growth planning.

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