About Martin Supply

Louis Martin founded Martin Supply over 85 years ago to provide basic industrial supplies and repair parts to the north Alabama market. Today, Martin is a thriving national distributor of Safety, Industrial, Fasteners, and Integrated supplies and services. Named one of the top 50 industrial distributors in the nation, Martin serves industrial and construction customers of all sizes – from small machine shops to manufacturers – creating custom-tailored solutions for their unique needs. Martin strategically partners with leading manufacturers and suppliers to bring customers the best value at the best price. You’ll find that our committed personnel, decades of experience, and hands-on service traditions truly set us apart.

Martin Supply: Built on Family

Martin’s success is rooted in family. Louis Martin’s entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and loyalty live on today through his three grandsons who have shaped Martin Supply into one of the leading industrial distributors in the nation. Martin’s team members extend those same qualities in everything we do for our customers. At Martin, we treat everyone like family.

Core Values

Core Values Layout 2021-03

Our Safety, Industrial, Integrated Supply, and Fastening solutions have saved customers tens of thousands of dollars by reducing carrying costs, lowering inventory, decreasing downtime, and increasing safety.

Martin’s broad product selection includes:

  • Safety equipment (PPE)
  • Cutting tools and abrasives
  • Hand and power tools
  • Material handling equipment
  • Pumps and compressors
  • Paints
  • Lubricants
  • Adhesives
  • Electrical products
  • Motors and drives
  • Fasteners
  • Commercial construction products

Leadership Team

David Ruggles - President
David Ruggles
President/COO
Doug Ruggles - CEO
Douglas Ruggles
CEO
Gordon Ruggles - CFO
Gordon Ruggles
CFO
Bill Redding
Bill Redding
Executive Vice President, Sales
Doug Mannion
Vice President,
Finance
Jerry Pendley
Jerry Pendley
Vice President,
Safety & National Accounts
Will Brummett
Vice President,
Integrated Supply
Kelso Sims
Vice President,
Fastening

History

Alliances

Through these organizations, we form deeper relationships with suppliers, learn industry best practices, and give back to our industry.

Affiliated Distributors

Martin Industrial Supply is a member of Affiliated Distributors (AD), a dynamic community of independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products. AD membership provides Martin Industrial Supply and its customers by lowering capital investment and reducing operating expenses. With AD, we are directly aligned with three core elements in growing our mutual businesses: a customer-first approach to relationships, an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to stay ahead of the curve, and a passion and pride in everything we do across our corporate divisions.

AD Safety Network

AD Safety Network is a community where safety-centric, growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners come together with the purpose of better serving end-user customers, outperforming the market and staying ahead of the competition.

The scale of AD Safety Network allows members to compete toe-to-toe with the national chains while still offering the benefits that come from doing business with a strong independent distributor.

Global Supply Alliance

Global Supply Alliance is an organization composed of six United States based OEM fastener supply companies. Together, the GSA works to achieve low product costs, expand our product offering, and improve our market position.

Industrial Supply Association

Martin is a member of the Industrial Supply Association, a group of distributors, manufacturers, manufacturers reps, and service providers. ISA works to advance our industry and provide access to meaningful business relationships, relevant education, and actionable data.

National Fasteners Distributor Association

NFDA provides fastener distributors and manufacturers with valuable relationships and critical resources to grow and succeed. Together with the NFDA, we are proud to help promote the industry, foster new relationships, and develop new uses for our products and services.