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About us

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

    Our product line includes hand cleaners, degreasers, disinfectants, paper products and wipers, floor and carpet care products, automotive maintenance, food processing sanitizers, floor mats, deodorants, mops, gloves, LED Lighting, PPE, and Material Handling Tools. Over 98% of stock items ship same day. Over 1,000 items we contract package under our private label. We also self-manufacture over 100 liquid and powdered cleaners.



Help organizations do their job better – by helping them stay safe, clean, and well maintained


          Cheaper, Better, Faster!

What differentiates 1st AYD?

The owners are on the street everday as salesmen talking to the real boss – YOU, the customer


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 means that 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, & a positive attitude. 

Kaizen is 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, & invention.