Our Company

The combination of Shively’s essential elements describe who we are, where we are going, and how we plan to get there.

Employee Owned. Customer Driven. This not just our motto, it is the foundation of our organizational structure. We attribute much of our success to the fact that each of our employee-owners are empowered and driven to provide the best service to our customers.

Our team is committed to follow the road of continuous improvement in pursuit of achieving excellence in servicing our customers.

We welcome change and believe that our people make the difference required to meet the needs and expectations of our current as well as future customers.

The identification and elimination of waste, human resource development of professional skills, improved systems and processes implemented by involved, responsible, caring people will provide the synergy and fuel necessary to survive our mission, while allowing us to maintain a refreshed attitude throughout the journey.

Quality Policy
We will deliver products and services that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements.

Beliefs & Culture

At Shively Bros., we have six beliefs that build our culture of entrepreneurship, superior service, and continuous improvement:

  • Safety: Our employees’ safety is our highest priority. If we can’t do it safely, nothing else matters.
  • People: We are employee-owned company that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and long term employment. Both of these contribute to superior performance and reduced costs.
  • Quality: We are ISO 9001 Certified and have a dynamic continuous improvement process and corrective action process. “We will deliver products and services that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements.”
  • Responsiveness: We provide 24 hour, 7 day a week services to our customers.
  • Cost: We focus on our customers’ overall costs by increasing through-put, reducing scrap and tool cost while maintaining a lean management process.
  • Environment: We are dedicated to protecting our planet and providing sustainable solutions for our customers. We support landfill-free initiatives by recycling paper, cardboard, toner & ink cartridges, batteries, electronic equipment, scrap steel and carbide.

Our History

  • Won Affiliated Distributors' Affiliate of the Year Award

  • Named to Industrial Distribution Magazines "Big 50 List"

  • Opened Toluca Mexico Location

  • Purchased Cadillac Industrial Supply

  • Opened Ontario Canada Location

  • Opened Tennessee Location

  • Opened Saltillo Mexico Location

  • Won Affiliated Distributors' Affiliate of the Year Award

  • Opened Monterrey Mexico Office

  • Opened New York Location

  • Opened Ohio Location

  • Opened Grand Rapids, MI Location

  • Became ISO Certified

  • Won GM's QSP Award

  • Became ESOP Company

  • Launched First Commodity Management Program

  • Opened Saginaw, MI Location

  • Expanded to Grand Traverse Location in Flint, MI

  • Founded on 2nd Avenue in Flint, MI