Alabama Farmers Cooperative is a regional federated supply and marketing agricultural cooperative, providing farmers in the state of Alabama a full range of agricultural supplies and services. Farmers rely on AFC year-round, purchasing various products including feed, fertilizer, seed, grain storage and hardware.
AFC was founded in 1936 and operates for the benefit of its 37 member associations, which include approximately 90 retail locations. AFC has grown to include more than 2,300 employees through a series of joint ventures and is now one of the largest farmer-owned agriculture related businesses in the Southeastern United States. Find out more here.
The Bostwick-Braun Company is a wholesale hardware distributor, supplying both retail and commercial/industrial customers throughout a 10-state region. They are one of the oldest and largest full-service general-line distributors in the country. Established in 1855, The Bostwick-Braun Company is Toldeo, Ohio's third oldest business. Find out more here.
At the conclusion of World War II, Tennesseans began to show an intense interest in forming their own farm supply business to ensure a dependable source of products needed in their farming operations. After careful study of farm supply cooperatives in other states, a special committee appointed by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation recommended that a federated cooperative system be established in Tennessee. TFC received its charter of incorporation from the state on Sept. 27, 1945, with 33 member Co-ops.
Today, Co-op in Tennessee includes TFC and 54 member cooperatives. Each of TFC's member Co-ops is a separate, independent cooperative business owned and controlled by farmer members in their home counties. Find out more here.
Founded in 1875, Florida Hardware Company supplies hardlines to retailers throughout the southeast with an expanded base of International customers located throughout the Caribbean and South & Central America. As a wholesale distribution company, Florida Hardware is committed to providing dealers with the best selection of products and services to help dealers service and sell industry leading products! Find out more here.
House-Hasson, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, has more than 100 years of successful experience. More than 50,000 items, sourced through 3,700 vendors, are available from their combined 700,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in Knoxville, TN. and Prichard, WV. Find out more here.
Headquartered in Monroe, North Carolina, Monroe Hardware is the largest independent distributor in the Carolinas. Their distribution center combines 200,000 square feet of warehouse space with 150,000 square feet of outside storage, including an extensive pipe yard. Find out more here.
Orgill, Inc. is the world’s largest independently owned hardlines distributor providing retailers across the United States and in more than 60 countries throughout the world access to over 75,000 products and industry-leading retail services. Over the past two decades Orgill, a privately held company, has emerged as the fastest growing hardlines distributor in the United States with annual sales in excess of $1.78 billion in 2014.
With five domestic distribution centers representing over three million square feet of warehouse space, one Canadian distribution center, and three export consolidation facilities, Orgill distributes hardware and home improvement products to hardware, home improvement and building material retailers of all types and sizes. Find out more here.
Since 1923, Southern States has been providing expert products, services and advice to people who like to get their hands dirty. Whether you’re running a small hobby farm or a larger farm, tending your garden or trying to keep your yard looking green and lush, Southern States will give you the tools and know-how you need to get the job done right.
Southern States has continued to expand and today encompasses some 1,200 retail locations in 23 states. Owned by more than 200,000 farmers, the cooperative purchases, manufactures or processes feed, seed, fertilizer, farm supplies and fuel. Find out more here.
Wallace Hardware distributes hardware and other items to over 15 states, mostly in the Southeastern US. Its goods include automotive and industrial products, hardware, housewares and electronics, lawn and garden items, lumber and building materials, paint, tools, and farm supplies. Its 100-plus trucks deliver to PRO Hardware, Golden Link Hardware, and Farm Mart stores, and many other independent retailers. Find out more here.