WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 1, 2005

                              LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                    0-10546                   36-2229304
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission               (IRS Employer
       of incorporation)            File Number)           Identification No.)

1666 East Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois                    60018
(Address of principal executive offices)                       (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (847) 827-9666

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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     On March 1, 2005, Lawson Products, Inc., entered into new employment
agreements with Jeffrey B. Belford, the Company's President and Chief Operating
Officer, and Roger F. Cannon, the Company's Executive Vice President, Chief
Officer-Field Sales Strategy & Development. The agreements replace existing
employment agreements with each Executive.

     The following description of the employment agreements is a summary of the
material terms of each of the agreements and does not purport to be complete,
and is qualified in its entirety by reference to each agreement, copies of which
are attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibits 10(c)(4) and 10(c)(6), and each of
which is incorporated herein by reference.

     Mr. Belford's employment agreement provides that he will receive an annual
base salary of $390,000.00. Mr. Cannon's employment provides that he will
receive an annual base salary of $340,000.00. The Executives' annual base
salaries may from time to time be increased by the Company's Chief Executive
Officer subject to approval of the Compensation Committee of the Board of
Directors. The employment agreements provide that each of the Executives will be
eligible for discretionary annual incentive bonuses and to participate in the
Company's Long-Term Capital Accumulation Plan, in each case as determined by the
Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.

     The Company may terminate each Executive's employment with or without cause
(as defined in the employment agreement). Each Executive may terminate his
employment with the Company upon sixty (60) days' prior written notice. Each
Executive may also terminate his employment with the Company in connection with
his retirement after January 1, 2007 provided that the Executive gives written
notice of his retirement at any time after July 1, 2006. Each Executive's
employment will terminate automatically upon his death or permanent disability.

     In the event of an Executive's termination of employment without cause or
in connection with an Executive's retirement, the Company will continue to pay
the Executive's base salary and provide him with certain benefits for a period
of two years. During such salary continuation period, the Executive is obligated
to provide certain limited consulting services to the Company. In the event an
Executive dies while employed by the Company, the Executive will receive an
amount equal to two times the Executive's then current annual base salary.

     Pursuant to the terms of the employment agreement, each Executive has
agreed not to compete with the Company during the term of the employment
agreement, while receiving salary continuation payments, if any, and for a
period of two (2) years thereafter. The employment agreements also contain
provisions related to return of Company property, non-disclosure of Company
confidential information and other restrictive covenants related to
non-solicitation of Company employees, agents and customers.


(c)         Exhibits:

Exhibit 10(c)(4)           Employment Agreement dated as of  March 1, 2005
                           between the Company and Mr. Belford.

Exhibit 10(c)(6)           Employment Agreement dated as of March 1, 2005 
                           between the Company and Mr. Cannon.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                  LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC.

Date:  March 2, 2005              /s/ Thomas J. Neri
                                  Name:  Thomas J. Neri
                                  Title: Executive Vice President, Finance,
                                  Planning and Corporate Development; Chief
                                  Financial Officer; and Treasurer