History

1914 Engman Brothers begin to work for Carborundum

1945 Engman Brothers founded in Milwaukee, WI by Carl & Joe Engman;

1945 1st Location, A.O. Smith "Executive Garage" (27th & Townsend St. in Milwaukee), is purchased

1948 Ed Melicher joins the Engman Brothers

1950 New building built on Stark St. in Milwaukee, WI

1956 Bob Taylor acquires company; incorporates as "Engman-Taylor Co., Inc."

1963 Appleton, WI operation established

1971 Dick Star joins Engman-Taylor, initiates focus on cutting tools

1974 Dick Star & Ed Melicher purchase Engman-Taylor from Bob Taylor

1978 Rockford, IL location opened

1983 Star purchases Melicher's half, becoming sole owner

1986 Peoria, IL location purchased

1986 Stark St. (Milwaukee) relocates to Menomonee Falls (new buliding)

1987 First Integrated Supply program launched

1990 Rockford relocates to Machesney Park (new building)

1994 Cost Circles ® program introduced

1995 Appleton relocates to new facility

1998 Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin expansion

1998 "Pioneering Vision Pays Off" published in Industrial Distribution magazine

2000 Charlotte, NC location established

2000 "Harley-Davidson Looks To Suppliers For Cost Savings" published in Purchasing magazine

2001 The Purchasing Machine published

2002 Engman-Taylor Receives "Value Added Partner of the Year Award"

2002 "Keeping Up The Good Work" published on www.valueaddedpartners.org

2003 "The Long Haul" cover story published in Progressive Distributor magazine

2004 "Don't Diss The Distributor" published in MRO Today magazine

2005 Engman-Taylor receives Progressive Distributor "Most Progressive Distributor" Award

2005 "Thanks For The Business" published in Industrial Distribution magazine

2007 "Tenacious Distributor" published in US Business Review

2007 "Tooling for Success" published in American Executive magazine

2012 "Staunchly Independent" cover story published in Industrial Supply Magazine

2014 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference Presenter

2014 Modern Distribution Management newsletter "Market Mover"

2017 Industrial Supply Association American Eagle Excellence in Industry Award

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