Careers at Essendant


Essendant connects companies and products to the customers who value them the most.

Business Segments

  • Business and Facility Essentials: Provides product dealers with wholesale business essentials and next-day order fulfillment, and offers solutions using a nationwide platform for various resellers. Also offers services which improve their clients’ efficiency and effective marketing strategies.
  • Industrial Essentials: Offers wholesale supply for retailers in the welding, industrial, oilfield, safety, and construction industries.
  • Automotive Essentials: Offers wholesale aftermarket products, as well as tools and equipment for resellers in the automotive industry.
  • CPO: Provides people who like to do-it-themselves with high quality tools and equipment at substantially discounted prices.


Essendant was founded in 1922 and was originally named Utility Supply Company. It was not until 1937 that the company opened their first retail store and published an office products catalog. Realizing that the office products business was becoming lucrative, the managers of the company in 1960 took their chances at a profitable opportunity.

By 1978 the company started to operate exclusively as an office products wholesaler and opened their first distribution center, which at the time was state-of-the-art. In 1981 the company renamed to United Stationers and became available to the public.

The 1990s saw a couple of acquisitions being made by the company, and the company was acquired. In 1992 they acquired Stationers Distributing Company. Shortly after they were acquired by Associated Stationers. In 1996 they made their final acquisition of the 1990s with the acquisition of Azerty, an efficiency and solutions company, and added it to their catalog of services.

From 2000 to 2015 the company made various acquisitions and increased their catalog to offer a vast array of services and products. It was in 2015 that the company renamed to Essendant. Today Essendant offers a vast array of workplace essentials and solutions with a vision toward the future of connecting more products to people who need and value them the most.

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