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About MSC

Driving Growth, Productivity, and Profitability

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We are a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services.

We help our customers drive greater productivity, profitability and growth with approximately 2.2 million product offerings, our inventory management and other supply chain solutions, and deep expertise with more than 80 years of working across industries.

Next-Day Delivery
500,000 items ready to ship

Dedicated Support
Expert customer care committed to help find what you need

Broad Selection
Get the quality you require – approximately 2.2 million items to choose from

Our Goal

As a $3.7 billion company with nearly 7,000 associates and 3,000-plus suppliers, we work with customers big and small. Our goal is to drive results for their businesses – from keeping operations running efficiently today to continuously rethinking, retooling and optimizing for a more productive tomorrow.

Our History

Founded by Sid Jacobson in 1941, our company continues to build on a rich history of commitment to our customers, our shareholders, our associates and the communities in which we live and work.

How We Deliver:


With our unique 3-step Application Optimization process, our metalworking specialists survey your machining operations, recommend improvements and document results.


We help you identify indirect spending and put in place processes to manage costs effectively and efficiently.

ControlPoint Inventory Management

We help you gain the visibility you need to manage consumption and control costs with solutions that include vending, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Customer Managed Inventory (CMI), eProcurement, inventory management software and onsite services.

Business Needs Analysis

We get to know your business, understand your goals, analyze areas where you can drive efficiencies, and document recommended changes through a range of solutions to address your specific needs.