CIS Experiences Growth in Channels, Inventories and Staffing

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After moving into a bigger facility a year ago, liquid handling supply company CIS has experienced significant changes and additions.

Commercial Industrial Supply

We are a new breed of industrial supplier, so our presence on the Web is vital to sustaining growth.

Commercial Industrial Supply (CIS), a liquid handling supplier catering to contractors and industry professionals, moved to its newest facility in February 2013. Since relocating to its new Rock Hill, S.C. location, the company has seen major growth in personnel, space and systems.

Among the new changes, CIS has gained a new merchandising assistant (August 2013), a new full-time sales person (late 2013), additional warehouse storage racks for increasing inventory, a new CRM tool to improve internal systems, and partnerships with manufacturers such as GEM, BOSS Products and Thomas & Betts. It also has added to its product line with industrial filtration products such as Eaton strainers and filter bags, as well as electrical supplies such as PVC-coated electrical conduit and surge protection.

Along with its new developments, CIS continues to focus on reaching a wider American market through the Internet. In addition to its multiple websites (,, and, CIS reaches out online through social media outlets Google+, Twitter and Facebook in order to connect with contractors and purchasing agents searching for alternatives to their local distributors. As part of this Internet strategy, CIS’s web project manager Amanda Hill recently attended the Internet Retailer Design and Mobile Conference in Orlando (February 10-12).

“We are growing in size and product mix, but we are also concentrating on expanding our online presence,” Hill said. “We are a new breed of industrial supplier, so our presence on the Web is vital to sustaining growth.”

CIS not only plans to sustain the major changes it has undergone over the past year, but it also plans to continue growing. To keep up with rising customer demand, CIS expects to increase inventory in 2014 and will be launching new product lines such as clear PVC and PVC-coated conduit in the coming months. Future Internet plans include a mobile optimized website that will allow easier browsing for tablet and mobile phone viewers as well as a site redesign on some of our websites to improve the look and feel as well as the user experience.

About Commercial Industrial Supply: Catering to contractors and industry professionals throughout the nation, CIS is a liquid handling supply company that offers PVC pipe, fittings, valves, and more. Since its founding in 2009, CIS has made its mission providing customers with the best quality, at the best price, without skimping on service. Now based out of Rock Hill, South Carolina, CIS has distribution points across the country and ships supplies anywhere in the United States (and sometimes beyond).

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