McMaster-Carr, as is their custom, does not reveal its financial numbers.
But the Elmhurst, IL distributor is considered among the more successful companies in its field. It has five locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Cleveland and Princeton, N.J., in addition to the Elmhurst facility.
While viewed primarily as a B2B distributor, some weekend carpenters and do-it-yourself enthusiast have also been buying from them more often.
The blog/web site www.hackaday.com wrote that “McMaster-Carr shines as a one-stop hardware shop with a massive inventory, an easy-to-browse online catalog, and a speedy turnaround time.”
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