Elvin Safety Joins Source One Alliance, a National Integrator of Industrial Supply Distributors

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Safety solutions company Elvin Safety has joined Minnesota-based Source One Alliance, a national industrial supply integrator. Customers benefit from competitive pricing as well as direct access to product and application experts, a unique combination offered by Source One Alliance members. Customers have direct access to safety consulting for accident prevention.

Customers have been able to reduce their inventory by 50 percent or more, without sacrificing internal or external customer service.

Safety solutions company Elvin Safety has joined Minnesota-based Source One Alliance, a national industrial supply integrator. Customers benefit from competitive pricing as well as direct access to product and application experts, a unique combination offered by Source One Alliance members.

"Most integrators do not understand safety, which is why we like Source One's consultative approach that provides an intelligence edge," said Bob Cass, Elvin Safety's CEO. "In addition to gloves, glasses, protective clothing and more, our safety consultants are available to conduct an on-site safety audit before providing advice on the correct safety products, training and accident prevention. With other integrators, customers lose direct access to the suppliers and, therefore, are cut off from technical and application assistance."

Other customer benefits of working with Source One Alliance members include direct purchasing, which eliminates tiered pricing, and one monthly consolidated invoicing. The Source One model also offers direct material as well as material for maintenance, repair and operations.

Several Elvin Safety customers integrate Source One in their business operations, with Caterpillar Paving Products as one example. Elvin provides CAT with safety products and safety advice as part of its ongoing business.    

"We actively work with customers to help them control and manage inventory," said Jim Drennen, vice president/general manager of Source One Alliance. "Customers have been able to reduce their inventory by 50 percent or more, without sacrificing internal or external customer service."

Founded in 1995, Source One Alliance (http://www.sourceonealliance.com) is comprised of leading industrial suppliers, such as Graybar Electric, Bertelson Office Products, Praxair, and Allegis Corporation. The range of supplies includes communications, electrical, fasteners, filters, fluid handling, fluid power, hardware, janitorial, lubricant, office, pipe, safety, tooling, and welding products.

Elvin Safety has provided innovative safety solutions for more than 70 years, including training and risk management services to business, industry and government. For more information, visit http://www.elvin.com. The company delivers these solutions through its close relationships with its customers, safety knowledge base, information systems reporting capabilities, and sophisticated inventory management systems and shipping facility.

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