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About Us

Martin - A Tradition of Excellence

Martin, DBA Martin Industrial Supply, Martin Plant Services, Martin Fasteners, Townsend Door Hardware, and Townsend Systems, is one of the nation's leading providers of custom tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, and operation supplies (MRO) to industry and the construction markets.

Louis Martin founded the company to provide basic industrial supplies and repair parts to the local Alabama market during the Great Depression. From those humble beginnings, we have grown into a thriving corporation doing business throughout the country. Today, we are proud to be ranked among the top 100 industrial distributors in the nation.

Our client base includes every type of industrial customer, from small machine shops on up to the largest plants and everything in between. We offer a broad menu of products and services geared to helping our customers improve their business performance. Our inventory includes various product lines, including cutting tools and abrasives, hand and power tools, material handling equipment, pumps and compressors, paints, lubricants and adhesives, electrical products, motors and drivers, fasteners, commercial landscape products, plus safety equipment. A separate division handles commercial construction products.

At Martin, we partner with leading manufacturers to bring you the best the marketplace has to offer at competitive prices. You'll find that our personnel, experience, and hands-on service traditions truly set us apart.

Core Values & Beliefs

  • Integrity - First and Foremost
  • Customer Focused - Strive to exceed expectations
  • Building Lasting Relationships - In every interaction
  • Teamwork - Together everyone achieves more
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - We encourage it
  • Continuous Improvement - Never be satisfied
  • Golden Rule - Treat as you want to be treated
  • Good Citizen - To our community and our country
  • Personal Growth - Mentally, physically & spiritually

Company Milestones

1934 - Established by Mr. Martin
1967 - Moved to 200 Appleton Avenue (current Corporate Office)
1967 - Opened Decatur Branch
1968 - First Systems contract - Monsanto
1989 - Opened 1st Integrated Supply - GM/Harrison
1995 - MPS division formed to manage "Integrated" contracts
1995 - Joined Affiliated Distributors (A-D)
1997 - Acquisition of M&W Supply, Tupelo, Mississippi
1997 - Acquisition of Townsend Supply, Jackson, Tennessee
2005 - Acquisition of Tool Specialty, Birmingham, Alabama
2012 - Acquisition of Ziegler Tools, Atlanta, Georgia