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Green catalogue from Reid

March 22, 2012  By Reid Supply Company

2012catalogReid Supply Company, a Michigan-based global distributor of industrial
products, announces its first full-line catalog printed completely on
Sustainable Forestry Initiative paper. “We’ve made
some very significant changes to our catalog this year, including the
use of SFI paper and environmentally friendly Enviroink,” says Greg
Palmer, director of marketing at Reid Supply. “These changes help us
protect our water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitats and some
animal species at risk. Plus they strengthen best management practices
to address Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value when working
directly with family forest landowners.”

The paper selection
includes unique fiber sourcing requirements to promote responsible
forest management on all forest lands in North America. Among other things, the new SFI 2010-2014 Standard, the result of an extensive 18-month public review, includes revisions that:

  • Improve
    conservation of biodiversity in North America and offshore, and address
    emerging issues such as climate change and bioenergy.
  • Strengthen
    unique SFI fiber sourcing requirements, which broaden the practice of
    sustainable forestry in North America and avoid unwanted offshore
  • Complement SFI activities aimed at avoiding
    controversial or illegal offshore fiber sources, and embrace Lacey Act
    amendments to prevent illegal logging.
  • Expand requirements for
    logger training and support for trained loggers and certified logger
    programs. Since 1995, more than 117,000 loggers have received training
    through SFI-supported programs.

“The new standard was enriched
by the views and expertise of many people, and offers a solid foundation
as we build new partnerships and look for more ways to promote
sustainable forest practices,” said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of
non-profit SFI.

The catalog is printed in full color with colour-coding of the following categories:

  • Knobs, Handles and Hand Wheels
  • Clamps and Workholding
  • Tooling Components
  • Fasteners and Hardware
  • Leveling Devices and Vibration Control
  • Material Handling
  • Bearings and Power Transmission
  • Metalworking
  • Tools, Maintenance and Shop Supplies
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Structural Systems
  • Safety

Reid Supply also offers apparel, footwear, packaging and shipping supplies online at

improvements made to this year’s catalog include: row shading, which
makes it easier to keep your place on the page; item numbers next to the
price; new photography and line drawings, to better represent the
product lines; and discounts noted on applicable pages and inside the
back cover.

only does Reid Supply offer industrial products, they also have free CAD
drawings of over 90 per cent of the industrial parts in the catalogue
at They have also invested in new data management tools
which have helped to refine and streamline the look and feel of the
catalog. According to Palmer, there are more changes in store for the
company’s website.

“We are constantly striving to give the customer
exactly what they want,” says Palmer. “Our team is always checking with
customers to make sure that our publications and website continues to
grow with their needs. These are organic marketing tools and we make
sure that they grow and adapt to our customers’ needs.”

nearly 900 pages of industrial products for industries including:
manufacturing; CAD and engineering; transportation construction; food
processing; packaging; oil, gas and alternative energy; government;
aerospace; medical; motorsports and many others, Reid Supply has many of
the products that industrial customers need.

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