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About us


Since 1974, 1st Ayd has been a family-owned B2B manufacturer and distributor of maintenance, safety, and jan/san supplies throughout the Midwest and across the United States. Our Sales Force of 105+ reps stand behind our broad line of 100,000+ products, serving as a one-stop shop for our customers.   

Our product line includes brake cleaners, hand cleaners, gloves, PPEs, degreasers, disinfectants, paper towels, trash liners, wipers, carpet care, hose clamps, wheel weights, fasteners, sanitizers, floor mats, deodorants, mops, LED lighting, material handling, tools, and beyond. Over 98% of orders ship same day, often arriving next day. We also manufactere over 100+ liquid and powdered cleaners in house.


Support the American workforce in getting work done, by helping customers stay Safe, Clean and Maintained. 


Cheaper, Better, Faster! 

By serving as assistant buyers; helping customer lower spend, improve products and practices, and get what they need when they need it. 

What Makes 1st Ayd Unqiue?

Our owners are also salesman, on the street everyday talking to the real boss - YOU, the customer. With our 105+ rep outside sales force, you're certain to have help nearby. We're small enough to care - big enough to make a difference. 


Integrity: We do what’s right for our customers, employees, and humanity at large. We listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others with respect.

Customer-Centered: We start with the customer and work backwards. We pay attention to competitors but obsess over customers.

People Power: Our most important resources are human resources, because an organization is made or broken by the quality of its people; people with work ethic, ability, initiative, and a positive attitude. 

Kaizen: The Japanese word for “continuous improvement.” We expect all employees from the CEO to entry level employee to embody this habit.

Frugality: Do more with less. Constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention.