Reid Supply Offers Environmentally Friendly Industrial Products Catalog

Muskegon, Michigan, February 16, 2012 – Reid Supply Company, a Michigan-based global distributor of industrial products, announces their first full-line catalog printed completely on Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc paper.

“We’ve made some very significant changes to our catalog this year, including the use of SFI® paper and environmentally friendly Enviroink™,” says Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing at Reid Supply. “These changes help us protect our water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitats and some animal species at risk. Plus they strengthen best management practices to address Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value when working directly with family forest landowners”

The paper selection includes unique fiber sourcing requirements to promote responsible forest management on all forest lands in North America. By using SFI® paper and Enviroink™, Reid Supply leads the industrial distribution industry in sustainable catalog production.

Among other things, the new SFI 2010-2014 Standard, the result of an extensive 18-month public review, includes revisions that:

  • Improve conservation of biodiversity in North America and offshore, and address emerging issues such as climate change and bioenergy.
  • Strengthen unique SFI fiber sourcing requirements, which broaden the practice of sustainable forestry in North America and avoid unwanted offshore sources.
  • Complement SFI activities aimed at avoiding controversial or illegal offshore fiber sources, and embrace Lacey Act amendments to prevent illegal logging.
  • Expand requirements for logger training and support for trained loggers and certified logger programs. Since 1995, more than 117,000 loggers have received training through SFI-supported programs.

“The new standard was enriched by the views and expertise of many people, and offers a solid foundation as we build new partnerships and look for more ways to promote sustainable forest practices,” said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of non-profit SFI® Inc.

The catalog is printed in full color with color-coding of the following categories:

Knobs, Handles and Hand Wheels
■ Clamps and Workholding
■ Tooling Components
■ Fasteners and Hardware
■ Leveling Devices and Vibration Control
■ Material Handling
■ Bearings and Power Transmission
■ Metalworking
■ Tools, Maintenance and Shop Supplies
■ Pneumatics and Hydraulics
■ Structural Systems
■ Safety

Reid Supply also offers ■ Apparel and Footwear and ■ Packaging and Shipping Supplies online at

Other improvements made to this year’s catalog include: row shading, which makes it easier to keep your place on the page; item numbers next to the price; new photography and line drawings, to better represent the product lines; and discounts noted on applicable pages and inside the back cover.

According to Reid Supply Company’s President, John Carrier, schools and colleges might be interested in the catalog and website as educational tools.

“This new catalog and our website,, are so well organized that they can actually be used in engineering and technical education programs,” says Carrier. “Students can get a very good picture of what products are available to help them as they plan, design and build production equipment in their future workplace. And with free CAD drawings for most of the industrial parts in the catalog, students can see and build with Reid parts.”

Not only does Reid Supply offer industrial products, they also have FREE CAD drawings of over 90% of the industrial parts in the Reid Supply catalog at They have also invested in new data management tools which have helped to refine and streamline the look and feel of the catalog. According to Palmer, there are more changes in store for the company’s website.

“We are constantly striving to give the customer exactly what they want,” says Palmer. “Our team is always checking with customers to make sure that our publications and website continues to grow with their needs. These are organic marketing tools and we make sure that they grow and adapt to our customers’ needs.”

With nearly 900 pages of industrial products for industries including: manufacturing; CAD and engineering; transportation construction; food processing; packaging; oil, gas and alternative energy; government; aerospace; medical; motorsports and many others, Reid Supply has many of the products that industrial customers need.

“Since 1948 we have committed ourselves to providing such great service that our customers will not want to go anywhere else,” says Carrier. “Reid Supply Company is real people doing really great work for our customers, order after order.”

By constantly improving our electronic and printed catalog ordering systems, Reid Supply Company intends to continually provide their customers with the best new products and the best ways to buy them.

About Reid Supply Company

Reid Supply Company is a U.S. based, global industrial products distribution company founded in 1948. They feature an impressive, full-color, 896 page industrial products catalog and a full-featured ecommerce website at

How Reid Fosters Customer Loyalty

  • Personalized Customer Service
  • Customization of Standard Parts
  • Easy-to-use Color-coded Catalog
  • Easy Online Ordering at
  • Shipping Costs at the Time of Order
  • Same Day Shipping on Most In-stock Products
  • FREE Downloadable CAD Drawings Featuring Over 90% of Our Catalog Products offers all of the company’s products, plus free CAD drawings of more than 90% of their catalogued parts. The website also offers an extensive knowledge base that includes online industrial tools and calculators, as well as an informative and entertaining monthly e-newsletter.

For more information about Reid Supply Company, call 800-253-0421 or go online at

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