He did his job well, but as he watched companies struggle to keep pace with demand, he came to believe that better supplies and bigger innovations shouldn't come at the expense of excellent service.
On December 1, 1944, Alvah Gilbert took that conviction and founded Quality Mill Supply Company. He knew his company's success would hinge on a simple notion that still sustains the company today: Service and success should always be about doing what you're supposed to do-and then some.
Since then, Quality Mill has grown from its first location in Columbus, Indiana, to five locations throughout the state of Indiana-Bloomington, Ferdinand, Fort Wayne, Franklin and Muncie.
For over seven decades, Quality Mill has led the industry with its unique customer-centric model. As an industrial distributor, the company partners with its customers, working to solve problems and introduce innovation designed to give customers a competitive edge in the marketplace. This approach is one of the reasons why after more than 70 years, Quality Mill continues to serve its very first client, Cummins, Inc. It's also why nearly 2,000 manufacturers and customers have come to rely on Quality Mill for growth, innovation and success.
With an extensive history, Quality Mill knows the industry. Let our seven decades of experience, partnerships, affiliations and connections work towards your future success.