HP Products Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2014

1979 Groundbreaking at 4220 Saguaro Trail

We are happy to celebrate our 50th year as a family-owned business delivering excellence in distribution to our customers across the Midwest and beyond!

In 1964, D. Ames Shuel purchased HP Chemical, and established the company’s roots in the janitorial world with just 5 employees, one delivery van, and a vision to provide his customers with the best products and services. In 1979, the growing business moved from 1302 West Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis, to its current location at 4220 Saguaro Trail, and became known as HP Products Corporation. In 2000, D. Ames Shuel’s daughter, Bridget Shuel-Walker, assumed the role and responsibilities as President, and the company was awarded its first Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification in 2007.

The Story Behind HP

Although times have changed over the past 50 years, our commitment to the customer has not.  Today, we operate from 5 main branches, 3 cross-docks, and over 750,000 sq. ft. of combined warehouse space. The HP team has grown from 5 to 415 employees across 7 states. HP Products prides itself in the company’s longevity, and the HP family is no exception, with an average tenure of 15 years in both sales and operations. Additionally, the company’s newer employees continue to bring vibrant, new ideas and energy into the business.

Since the company’s inception, HP Products has experienced phenomenal growth. In 1964, HP Chemical recorded $100,000 in sales. Last year, HP Products realized sales approaching $200 million. The company has completed 13 mergers and acquisitions since 1994. Welcoming these businesses into the HP family has contributed not only to the diversification of product lines, including cleaning, packaging, safety, equipment, lighting, food service, and textile supplies, but also the addition of consultative, training and audit services.

We look forward to furthering our commitment to the customer well into the future, by providing the products, training, service and support that organizations need in order to be successful.

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