Distributor Spotlighted In We Supply America Docuseries
Hill & Markes, a 115-year-old wholesale distributor, is featured in "We Supply America" project, a national campaign hosted by Dirk Beveridge to share the “noble calling of distribution.” The docuseries captures footage of distributors across America and shares their unique stories.
“When we set out on the We Supply America tour, we were determined to tell the undersold stories of the businesses and people who keep our country supplied with all we need, and do it in a noble way. Hill & Markes is a great example of just such a company,” says Dirk Beveridge, founder of UnleashWD and host of We Supply America. “A company whose leadership is committed to bettering the lives of employees, while each employee is focused on helping their customers succeed, and contributing to the well-being of the local community."
The episode focuses on the mission of Hill & Markes, encompassing the family atmosphere that is at the foundation of the 3rd generation family-owned business. Hill & Markes employees discuss their quick reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and how the entire team supported each other to find success during the challenging year. The company sourced hard to get, must-have products to keep essential and frontline employees operating safely and efficiently during the pandemic. Many of the businesses they serve are healthcare facilities, schools, retail employers, and some of your favorite restaurants and food service establishments in New York.
“The people we work with are family and many have dedicated themselves to our company for decades,” says Jason Packer, CEO of Hill & Markes. “Dirk and his team captured the essence of Hill & Markes and the desire to empower each employee to find their freedom, whether inside or outside the company. Dirk also “got us,” he helped capture how important giving back to our community is. He is also a veteran of distribution and understands that our focus on customers sustains us. We are grateful our story was told in such an accurate, meaningful and uplifting way as part of the We Supply America project.”
The moving episode brings forward the rich history of this local distributor, who’s greater mission is beyond moving product off a shelf, but providing sustainable and affordable solutions that keep facilities safe and healthy, while enriching the communities they serve. Other distributors highlighted in the docuseries: Porter Pipe & Supply, Wiseway Supply, Benco Dental, Indiana Oxygen, Great Lake Hotel Supply, Hovis Auto & Truck Hill & Markes and the Granite Group.
Hill & Markes’ episode is available to watch here.
Hill & Markes is a 115-year-old family-owned wholesale distributor servicing the state of New York with ice cream products, janitorial products, food service, PPE, and office supplies. The Hill & Markes family strongly believes in providing cutting edge solutions for customers and being a good corporate citizen.
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