United Stationers Inc. is North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of business products. Subsidiaries of the company include: United Stationers Supply Co., Lagasse & Sweet, Azerty Inc.,
The company has the industry's broadest product line with 40,000 items from more than 500 manufacturers. Main product categories include traditional office products, office furniture, technology products, and janitorial and sanitation supplies.
United Stationers has more than 20,000 resellers, including office products dealers, mega-dealers, contract stationers, office products superstores, computer products resellers, office furniture dealers, mass merchandisers, mail order companies, sanitary supply distributors, drug and grocery store chains and e-commerce merchants.
The company has an extensive distribution
network: 35 United Stationers Supply Co. distribution centers,
32 Lagasse/Sweet distribution centers that serve the janitorial
and sanitation industry, two Azerty distribution centers in Mexico
that serve computer supply resellers, and two distribution centers
that serve the Canadian marketplace. This integrated network
allows United Stationers to provide same- or next-day delivery
to more than 90 percent of the United States, and major cities
in Canada and Mexico.
In 2004, United Stationers reported revenues of $4 billion and net income of $89.9 million.
The company was incorporated in 1922 under the name Utility Supply Company. During the early 1930s, the Company published its first office products catalog. The concept was such a success that the business was further expanded with the opening of its first retail store in 1937. In the early 1950s, in addition to its catalog and retail operation, management recognized growing opportunities in the office products wholesale business. In 1970, the company opened its first state-of-the-art distribution center. As time passed, the Company found it difficult to compete as both a retailer and wholesaler. So, in 1978, the retail operations were sold and the Company began to operate exclusively as an office products wholesaler.
United Stationers went public in 1981.
In 1984, United Stationers established MicroUnited to capitalize on the growth in the computer supplies sector. The company's MicroUnited division focused on the distribution of peripherals and supplies to computer products resellers.
Health Care Coverage
Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement
Life Insurance/Accidental Death and
Dependent Life Insurance
401(k) Savings Plan
- Participation after six months of continuous
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Updated December 15, 2005