Columbia, MO



Investment Status


Investment Date

Dec 2019

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Columbia, Missouri with seven facilities across North America, GME is a distributor of fall protection, safety equipment and other gear for at-height workers in the telecommunications, wind, solar, utilities, industrial and construction markets.

Add-On Acquisition Criteria

Ideal Target Characteristics

Industrial distribution provider to the telecom, wind
and steel & concrete erection sectors






End Markets Served

Telecommunications, wind, solar, industrial, construction

“We are excited about our new partnership with Platte River. We have grown significantly over the last 10 years and believe Platte River’s experience in our markets will help us further achieve our goals.”

Beau Aero, Founder & CEO

GME Supply Co

Testimonials are provided to demonstrate the benefits of working with the Platte River team. They are not provided to solicit limited partners in a Platte River Fund. Some portfolio company executives featured in the testimonials may also have an Interest in a Platte River Fund; such executives’ testimonials are not offered on the basis of being an investor in a Platte River Fund but rather as an executive who works with the Platte River team.



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