MSC is a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. We offer more than a million products and have over 80 years of experience across dozens of industries. Our purpose is to execute on our Built to Make You Better brand promise. We exist to serve others and help others become better including, our customers, suppliers, communities and each other. This means accelerating our customers’ growth by transforming how they operate and aiming to solve their mission-critical challenges on the plant floor. For our associates, it means helping them achieve their individual potential and greater success. From our founder Sidney Jacobson selling tools out of the trunk of his car in 1941 to becoming a publicly-traded Fortune 1000 company with over $3 billion in annual sales, we continue to be positioned for growth.

"As the backbone of the industrial distribution supply chain, our associates have a strong sense of purpose.  We also lead with our values – doing the right thing, being humble, embracing differences, and continuing to transform and evolve.  As trusted partners, we provide not only tools and products to help our customers run their business, but also actionable insights and expertise to grow their business.”

Beth Bledsoe, SVP, Chief People Officer

Serving Our Communities

Supporting the communities where we live and work is an MSC legacy established by our founder, Sid Jacobson, and remains at the heart of our company. We are committed to making a positive contribution to the communities by giving our time, talent and resources, through partnerships with numerous outreach organizations.

We exist for the betterment of others, not ourselves. Since MSC began tracking volunteer hours in 2015, our associates have donated nearly 8,000 hours of their time.

Our efforts are aimed at making a measurable impact in our local communities by promoting our unique culture of teamwork, delivering positive results, sharing and diversity. We seek to build strong partnerships with organizations and our communities at large through charitable contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteering across three key impact areas: Building Healthy Communities, Alleviating Poverty and Advancing Economic Empowerment, and Fueling Education, Training and Skills Development.

Learn more about MSC's involvement in the communities we serve. 

Inclusion at MSC

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Recruitment Process

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