August 22, 2023 – Kimball Midwest’s centennial was recognized recently with articles in two publications.
Industrial Distribution, a leading national publication, highlighted the company’s 100th anniversary with an article in its July/August print edition that also focused on Kimball Midwest’s culture.
Columbus business publication The Daily Record also published an August 21 article profiling the company.
The Kimball Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1923. In 1984, it joined with Midwest Motor Supply, which had been founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1933, forming Kimball Midwest.
From its roots as a regional automotive supplier, the company has experienced consistent growth, with sales going from $1 million in 1983 to more than $400 million in 2022.
Its presence has spread from Ohio to every corner of the contiguous United States. In 2022, Kimball Midwest opened its fifth full-service distribution center in Newtown, Connecticut, joining existing locations in Dallas, Texas; Reno, Nevada; and Savannah, Georgia, as well as the corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.