MSC is committed to promoting a respectful, diverse workplace, constructive collaboration, innovative creativity, and genuine leadership. We believe that our culture and our business benefit greatly from the rich combination of experience, creativity and perspective that our diverse workforce provides. Our associates' differences – the individual characteristics, work styles, beliefs and backgrounds – make us strong and equip us to better serve our customers. Because we are dedicated to an environment of equal opportunity, we partner with several outreach organizations that help us in our recruitment efforts such as: Hiring our Heroes, minority-owned organizations, women-owned organizations, local & state Workforce Services and vocational rehab centers.

Building Better Together

"We are one team learning to embrace each other’s unique differences. Inclusion Circles will help us create an environment of inclusion and belonging where every associate feels valued, respected, and comfortable bringing their whole, creative selves to work every day. With each step on our journey, we’ll drive better decisions, better engagement, and ultimately better results."

Steve Baruch, EVP Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Inclusion Circle Executive Champion  

MSC strives to be a responsible corporate citizen with all our stakeholders in mind, including our associates, customers, owners, suppliers and neighboring communities. Our awareness and concern for the environment, society, corporate governance, and sustainability aligns with our culture, core values and guiding principle of “Do the right thing at all times.”

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We seek to lead the industrial supply industry in fostering and strengthening a diverse and inclusive supply chain. We are investing in our Supplier Diversity Program that identifies, recruits and supports small, veteran and minority owned companies that make great products in order to fulfill our brand promise for the suppliers and the communities we serve. 

MSC's involvement in the communities we serve dates back to 1941 and our founder, Sid Jacobson. Sid believed that companies were accountable not just to shareholders but to their communities. Our brand promise, 'Built to Make You Better,' honors that purpose and what we stand for - we exist for the betterment of others, not ourselves.

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MSC’s workforce diversity and inclusion efforts have led to several vocational and non-profit agency partnerships to place individuals in part-time and full-time roles at our facilities. Our inclusive workplace program provides workplace opportunities to people with disabilities.

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, fulfillment center partners with Keystone Human Services, a local non-profit focused on supporting adults with autism find job opportunities that fit their individual skillsets. The organization offers individualized, flexible programs designed to meet the needs of each person, so they can pursue their goals. MSC is also proud to partner with the Autism Society’s IGNITE Program to support adults with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

“Our mission is to be the best industrial distributor in the world as measured by associates, customers, owners and suppliers. We simply can’t achieve our mission unless we expand our circle and make it a priority to become more diverse and inclusive as a company.” 

Erik Gershwind, MSC President & CEO

Who We Are

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Early Careers

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Military Veterans

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