Most Innovative Companies #9: DGI Supply
Over the next two weeks, we'll be counting down some of the most innovative industrial companies covered in-depth by Manufacturing.net and its sister publications throughout 2013.
Our #9 pick is DGI Supply, which uses consolidation as a long-term business strategy that integrates the needs of the organization with a technique to troubleshoot the challenges of an aging workforce in a still-thriving industry.
DGI Supply, the distribution arm of DoALL Company, brings 75 years of manufacturing and distribution experience to the marketplace with its primary goal of saving customers money. DGI Supply is a national/international company with revenues exceeding $300 million and inventory in excess of $30 million. DGI Supply provides customers with a selection of 1,000,000 SKUs from every category and from the highest quality manufacturers in the industry. In business since 1927, the company has 49 sales offices in North America and is the most recent winner of the Industrial Supply Association’s American Eagle Award.
For twenty years, I’ve continued to hear people say ‘The big continue to get bigger,’” says David Crawford, Senior Vice President of DGI Supply, the distribution arm of the DoALL Company. “I believe the pace of that is escalating right now.”
“Escalating” might be a gentle understatement for an industry that announces one or more consolidation deals nearly every day. For Wheeling-based DGI Supply, a full-line industrial distributor who itself was responsible for several deals in 2012, consolidation is more than just a buzzword — it’s a long term business strategy that integrates the needs of the organization with a technique to troubleshoot the challenges of an aging workforce in a still-thriving industry.
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