Reid Supply Ready for High Speed Rail Surge

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Reid Supply Company, a leading supplier of industrial products, is poised to be a multipurpose supplier for the government’s new high-speed railroad push, as well as other shovel-ready construction projects. John Carrier, the company's President, says Reid Supply’s variety of industrial and safety products, available both from their catalog and from, are ideally suited to fulfill the needs of the railroad and other transportation construction industries. Reid Supply offers tools and parts, durable work apparel, personal protective equipment, high visibility clothing and safety footwear.

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"We saw the need to offer more safety equipment and rugged work clothing to complement our vast line of industrial supplies"

Reid Supply Company, a Michigan-based, premier global distributor of industrial supplies for more than 60 years has responded to government’s need for a multipurpose convenience point for builders of rail systems, roads and bridges. The company recently added more than 8,000 items to its online web site and offers free CAD drawings of most of their industrial parts.

"We saw the need to offer more safety equipment and rugged work clothing to complement our vast line of industrial supplies", says John Carrier, President of Reid Supply Company. “For many years, we have been supplying industrial products to road, bridge and rail builders. Now we have added some well known workwear names to our roster, including high visibility attire.”

The company now offers rugged work clothing from Carhartt and Dickies, and safety boots and shoes from makers like Bates, Danner, Georgia Boot, Nautilus, Rocky and Wolverine, on their web site at According to Reid Supply’s Director of Marketing, Greg Palmer, the site allows businesses to find the exact products that they need quickly, so they can get their gear fast and easy.

“Reid wants the world to know that we offer much more than just the best industrial products around,” said Palmer. “We offer the best customer service in the industrial supplies marketplace, at least that’s what our customers tell us on a regular basis.”

Reid Supply says that they have many of the products needed for the new push to construct high-speed rail service throughout the nation, many of which offer a unique lifetime warranty, even in the shop environment, and recently expanded high-visibility safety workwear and steel-toe footwear.

In addition to the new selection of Dickies clothing and safety products, also boasts their multiple, color-coded category merchandising system to help customers find exact industrial products within of these color-coded categories:

  •     Knobs, Handles and Hand Wheels
  •     Clamps and Workholding
  •     Tooling Components
  •     Fasteners and Hardware
  •     Leveling Devices and Vibration Control
  •     Material Handling
  •     Bearings and Power Transmission
  •     Metalworking
  •     Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)
  •     Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  •     Structural Systems
  •     Safety
  •     Apparel and Footwear

“Our exclusive color-coded system is great for customers who want to locate specific items with a minimum of effort,” says Palmer. “We have organized all of our products into categories and color-coded them for easy reference and access.” offers free CAD drawings for engineers, technicians, students and hobbyists. Over 90% of their industrial parts have free CAD drawings available and anyone can download them at According to Palmer, these drawings fit the needs of designers and engineers who save valuable time by incorporating the company’s CAD drawings and parts into their prototypes and production models.

Reid Supply Company, which began selling industrial supplies in 1948 in Muskegon, Michigan, serves virtually every industry including Aerospace; CAD and Engineering; Construction; Education; Food Processing; Government; Manufacturing; Medical; Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy; Packaging; as well as the student and hobbyist.

It is also worth noting that Reid Supply Company received an exceptional rating from the U.S. Government on their GSA Administrative Compliance Report Card - GSA Contract # GS-06F-0095S.


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