Corporate Profile: ORS Nasco

ORS Nasco is North America's largest "pure" wholesaler of industrial supplies, including welding, safety, electrical, oilfield and construction products.

The company operates 23 distribution centers located across the U.S., and offers 200,000+ premium branded products from 600 manufacturers, to distributors throughout North America and internationally. The company is also expanding its workforce across all levels of the organization.

A key component of the culture the company has fostered is reflected in its mission statement: Enabling our partners to succeed.

"We will celebrate success, we will share in the success, but at the end of the day, we are running a race with no finish line," said Larry Davis, President of ORS Nasco. "There is no number that is good enough. We are going to keep striving to be better on behalf of all of those constituents we are talking about. We have a great strategic plan. We feel confident in our capabilities to execute that plan, and it's delivered a lot of growth in the marketplace because of that."

Drawing on more than 50 years of wholesale experience, ORS Nasco was established in 2003 with the merger of Nasco - founded in 1959 - and Muskogee-based Oklahoma Rig & Supply - founded in 1968. Acquired by Fortune 500 company United Stationers in 2007, ORS Nasco maintains a leading share position throughout its core product categories within the $300+ billion industrial supplies market, the company said. Operating as a "pure" wholesale organization, ORS Nasco sells exclusively to independent distributors and not end users. The company's product portfolio allows it to serve a wide range of distributors, diversified across geographies, products and end markets.

When it comes to wholesale supply, the ORS Nasco difference rings loud and clear. That’s because ORS Nasco is pure wholesale. We don’t compete with our customers by selling to end-users. We partner with our distributors to provide a single-source wholesale solution. That’s smart business.

Pure Wholesale Speaks Volumes

  • Single-source wholesale powerhouse
  • 200,000+ products from more than 600 major manufacturers
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Shorter lead times on in-stock items
  • No order minimums
  • Lower transaction, shipping and transportation costs
  • Strategically located distribution centers
  • Customized marketing support.



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