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Martin Supply Marks 90 Years in Operation

From its modest origins in 1934, MRO distributor Martin Supply has expanded its footprint to encompass 48 distribution centers and sites.

Florence, AL-based MRO and fastener supplies distributor Martin Supply is celebrating its 90th anniversary throughout 2024.

Established in 1934 by Louis Martin in Sheffield, AL, the company — ranked twice on MDM’s 2023 Top Distributors Lists under fasteners and safety — is now led by the third and fourth generations of the Martin family.

Louis Martin, pictured, established Martin Supply in 1934 in Sheffield, AL. (Photo: Martin Supply)

From its modest origins, Martin Supply has expanded its footprint to encompass 48 distribution centers and integrated sites across the United States, while also conducting business internationally. Over the course of its 90-year journey, the company has continually evolved to meet the dynamic needs of its customers, transcending its role as a mere product supplier to offer a comprehensive suite of services, Martin Supply officials said in a Feb. 26 news release.

“Looking ahead, our vision for Martin Supply is one of continued innovation by using technology to deliver an unwavering commitment of value to our customers,” Martin Supply Co-CEO Douglas Ruggles said. “We are dedicated to shaping the future of industrial distribution and helping businesses thrive and operate better for the next 90 years and beyond.”

In honor of its 90th anniversary, Martin Supply has planned various events and initiatives throughout the year to express gratitude to its loyal customers, employees, and partners for their continued support.

Martin charts at No. 54 on MDM’s 2023 Top Industrial Distributors List.

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