Salt Creek Capital Acquires Bay Standard Manufacturing, Inc.
May. 19, 2022

Woodside, California (May 19, 2022) – Salt Creek Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bay Standard, Inc. and Bay Standard Manufacturing, Inc. (collectively “BSMI” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of threaded rod, fasteners and related products to customers throughout the Western U.S.  Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Brentwood, California, the Company’s products are predominantly used for multi-story wood frame buildings with an emphasis on adhering to local seismic and other regional specification requirements.

Salt Creek Capital is partnering with Mr. Walter Gross, who has served as the President of BSMI since 2015, along with the rest of the management team on this transaction.  Mr. Gross commented, “BSMI has a long and proud history of manufacturing and distributing high-quality construction support applications.  As a leader in this growing industry segment, our commitment to our valued employees and loyal customer base remains as strong as ever.  The team at BSMI looks forward to working with Salt Creek to continue the growth in the future.”

Mr. Gary Landgraf, one of the shareholders and second-generation family members of BSMI, said “My family has spent years thoughtfully building BSMI since its inception in 1959.  We were careful in selecting the right partner who could take what we have built to the next level.  Salt Creek Capital provided a perfect solution for our transition to retirement, and we are confident that we chose the right partners to lead the business going forward.”

Ryan Hodgson, Managing Director of Salt Creek Capital, added, "BSMI’s reputation and track record of success speak to the leadership qualities of Mr. Gross and the entire BSMI management team.  We look forward to supporting the Company and carrying on the legacy of the Landgraf family.”

About Bay Standard Manufacturing, Inc.

Headquartered in Brentwood, California, BSMI is a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of threaded rod, fasteners and related products.  The Company’s specialized product suite provides a comprehensive solution to a diversified base of long-term customers throughout the Western U.S.  For more information, please visit

About Salt Creek Capital

Salt Creek Capital is a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm that partners with experienced operating executives to acquire profitable companies with $5 million - $150 million in revenue.  Salt Creek Capital takes a long-term approach to investing in lower middle market businesses and seeks to create value by working closely with management teams to accelerate growth and improve operating efficiencies. For more information, please contact Tyler Romrell at or visit