New ISA Member Profiles

Midwest control

Wauconda, Illinois
Kris Drexler

About the company:
Midwest Control is a contract manufacturer and wholesale distributor of air compressor and pneumatic system components. We serve a wide range of customers including air compressor and other OEMs, national industrial distributors and specialty air compressor and fluid power distributors. Our top three product lines are ball valves, condensate drains and fittings.

Company news:
We have an improved focus on more value-added product solutions. Being strictly a “seller” of products isn’t enough anymore. Customers can find products in more places than ever before. The key is finding ways to set yourself apart by offering customers more value than everyone else

We try to anticipate new product trends in our Industry and capitalize quickly on the opportunity. Good examples of that are Zero Air Loss Drain Valves, Drain Kits, Lead-Free products and compact, medium pressure ball valves offered in numerous materials.

Why join ISA?
Exposure to broader range of customers. Access to Industry information. We’ve always known about ISA but decided now was a good time to get more deeply involved

CID Performance Tooling

Saco, Maine
Jay Lowery

About the company:
We manufacture solid carbide milling tools in house and our milling tools are our only product line.

Company news:
Our company is looking to develop a distribution sales network around the country. Aircraft manufacturing is having the biggest impact on the direction our company is taking.

Why join ISA?
We decided to join ISA for a couple of reasons. One being new networking opportunities that the ISA can provide through their extensive databases that can provide vital information to us about the industry. Second, the events that are held throughout the year by the ISA are of great interest to us. Another reason would be for the independent sales rep database that focuses on sales reps in this industry, throughout different regions, within the United States. We hope to gain new connections throughout the industry and find a couple independent reps that can help us expand to different regions. We learned about ISA from one of our friends over at Butler Bros. named Don Thomas.

HTC Tool & Cutter Manufacturing Inc.

Fraser, Mich.
George Juncaj

About the company:
Manufacturer of cutting tools. Our top three lines are carbide end mills, carbide burs, and high speed steel end mills.

Tennessee Media Plus

Knoxville, Tennessee
Tom Shaw/Evelyn Shaw

About the company:
Tennessee Media Plus is a label manufacturer and master distributor of ribbons, printers, and labeling related equipment. Our top three product lines are:

  • All Types of Labels
  • Ribbons
  • Labeling Related Equipment (printers, applicators, barcode scanners)

Company news:
We have a new 8 color press which allows us to provide any type of multi-color label for marketing, branding, or part marking.

Why join ISA?
We decided to join ISA to access more customers for our products. We learned of ISA through our Chief Business Development Officer, Patrick Noone.

Horizon Global

Plymouth, Michigan
John Aleva

About the company:
Enhancing people's lived through great products and better brands.

  • Reese – The world leader in towing and towing products, ramps cargo securing and accessories
  • Bulldog – Highest quality jacks in the world
  • Harper Brush – Highest quality brooms and brushes

 

Queller Wholesale

Kenilworth, New Jersey
Howard Queller, president

About the company:
Queller Wholesale is the trusted source for industrial distributors. We provide fast delivery, competitive prices, and easy access to more than 45 quality industrial brands. We sell exclusively for resale – no end users allowed – so distributors trust us to make drop shipments to their customers. With same-day shipping, no minimums, inside sales experts, and extensive inventory of popular and slow-moving items, Queller Wholesale has what it takes to serve distributors of all sizes. Family owned and operated since 1905, Queller Wholesale’s product mix consists largely of precision tools, cutting tools, hand tools, and fasteners.

Company news:
In February 2017, we changed our name from David Queller & Co. to Queller Wholesale. “Queller Wholesale” was chosen to perpetuate the legacy of the trusted Queller name, while reinforcing the core principle of selling strictly for resale. We also released our new website, www.queller.com. By visiting the site, distributors can find product information, catalogs, promotions, flash sales, news, and our new e-commerce portal, called “Q-View”. Q-View enables the distributor to search for products by an array of criteria, check stock and pricing, place and review orders, download invoices, see order history, track shipments, and more!

Why join ISA?
Having attended the ISA annual convention each of the past several years, we felt it was time to become official members and take advantage of all that ISA has to offer. Through ISA, we hope to forge new connections with distributors and manufacturers, as well as strengthen our existing ties.

Hemly Tool Supply Inc.

Montville, Ohio
Chris Hyatt

About the company:
We are a distributor servicing the Ohio and Western Pennsylvania areas.

The top product lines we offer are

  • Titan USA
  • ToolFlo
  • Korloy
  • YG-1

Why join ISA?
We joined the ISA to be better connected with the manufacturers we distribute. Plus, we will get to know and understand new products a little better.

 

WholesaleContractorSupply.com

Ellisville, Mississippi
Michael Howard

About the company:
The mission of WholesaleContractorSupply.com is to supply the construction and MRO markets with relevant industry information, valuable industry connections, and quality products to maximize customer profitability and efficiency. Our diverse product line features top brands in the industry, and we offer prompt delivery and exceptional service. Our current top product categories include lighting, electrical products, and tools.

Company news:
Obviously, the internet is having a major impact on the industrial supply industry as a whole. Shopping online can be convenient, but it can also be impersonal. At WholesaleContractorSupply.com, we work to strike that perfect balance between convenience and friendly, personal service.

Why join ISA?
We joined ISA to take advantage of the valuable educational and informational opportunities ISA provides as well as to make new connections in the industry.

Digitool Solutions LLC

Chino, California
David Duvan

About the company:
Digitool Solutions is a U.S. manufacturer of torque tools and torque related equipment. DTS offers new, innovative patented technology in electronic digital torque wrenches, torque monitoring and testing. Our products are designed for the industrial, automotive, assembly, manufacturing, and maintenance market channels. DTS Product groups include:

  • Dual Scale Click Style Micrometers
  • Digital Torque & Angle Wrenches
  • Digital Torque Testers

Company news:
Digitool Solutions, for the first time, has launched our product line and programs to industrial and automotive distribution in North America. DTS offers a diverse lineup of products to cover a wide range of torque requirements in today’s industry. Electronic torque tools is where our focus is directed as a growing category for the consumer markets and we feature the newest innovative patented designs to meet the growing applications in torque requirements. Ergonomics, accuracy, and ease of operations are all features for our tools and we exceed industry standards for torque requirements. Our ability and willingness to develop new products and adapt to changing customer needs is a strength for DTS and will propel our company success into the future.

Why join ISA?
ISA has always been the premier association for the top industrial groups for manufacturing, distribution, and sales associations. This group has the most advanced and industry leading product, programs, and technology to offer in today’s markets. Digitool Solutions has the ability to be an integral part of this group and it will accelerate our growth in the years to come. Being a senior manager for DTS with 25 years of experience in our industry and with ISA will help our company growth. I have been associated with ISA throughout my working history as a member and have established a solid network of business associates and friends which I have benefited from over the years.

 

Mincron

Houston, Texas
Ian Bendelow, global CEO

About the company:
Mincron, a KCS Group company, provides powerful business management solutions designed specifically for hard goods distributors. Our flexible, scalable complete ERP systems are the virtual command center for your business, driving productivity and sales, improving service and reducing costs — and ultimately boosting profitability.

Our dedication to service begins in the initial planning stages and continues throughout the partnership. Our team works with you every step of the way to ensure you make the most of your new system. We take your success personally, and we’ll make sure you get the service, tools and training you need to serve your customers.

Company news:
Our solutions can be hosted on premises or in the cloud, and are designed to fit the needs of hard goods distributors of all sizes.

We offer a robust rebates module that can create profiles defining each supplier’s program; has multiple options for rebate calculations and tracking; and that will calculate Weighted Average Freight and Weighted Average Rebate for each branch and item, and include WAR in transaction costs.

A new browser-based dashboard application automatically formats to fit each type of mobile device. Distributors can access their dashboards on any device with an Internet connection — and even without logging into their system.

The forecasted growth for e-commerce brings tremendous potential ahead for distributors.Our e-commerce module provides distributors’ customers their own “contractor portal” with real-time access and information through a single database and the ability to build a catalog of items they might be interested in for the future.

Your Business. Your Way.

Why join ISA?
Mincron serves a number of customers in this market sector, and we believe our business management solutions are an ideal fit for industrial supply distributors. We look forward to networking with ISA members, learning more about their business and sharing with them the results and ROI they can achieve with Mincron solutions.