Seaway Supply...A History of Reliability in Janitorial Supplies
A lot has changed since 1966, when the cost of a postage stamp was 5 cents, a gallon of gas was 32 cents, and the average income was just shy of $7,000.
But one thing has remained the same since that time ... Seaway Supply Co. still operates with an emphasis on delivering more than just janitorial supplies. It continues to bring you the best janitorial products and equipment for the best price ... along with consultation, accountability and reliability.
Many people ask the question … how did the company get the name of Seaway Supply Co. when it is located just outside Chicago?
In the 1960s a group of building engineers considered a business plan to import dress suits from Hong Kong and felt the name "Seaway Trading Company" was an appropriate name for the company.
However, not one single suit was ever imported ... instead, one of the partners decided he would start his own supply company to provide products to the building engineers. He bought out the partners to save the incorporation expenses and changed the name to Seaway Engineering Supply or S.E.S.
In 1995 the current owner, Tom Engoren, purchased the company and soon after changed the name to Seaway Supply Co. When he bought the company, it was in a small store front.
As business grew, so did the need for more space. The cozy janitorial supply storefront on W. North Avenue in Oak Park, IL moved several times over the years to accommodate the need for more space, but always stayed in the geographic area.
Today’s Seaway Supply Co. has 30,000 square foot warehouse that is centrally located to major expressways and services a 35 mile radius of downtown Chicago.
The staff at Seaway Supply has a combined 75 years of janitorial and maintenance supply experience to answer your questions and provide the best maintenance solution for the best price.
Call Seaway Supply Co. with your cleaning and maintenance needs and see the difference a company built on nearly 50 years of good, honest business can make in your business.