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About us

Since 1974, 1st Ayd has been a family owned and operated B2B manufacturer and distributor of maintenance, safety, and janitorial/sanitation supplies throughout the Midwest and across the United States. Our Sales Force of 100+ 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, and material handling tools. Over 98% of our orders ship the same day, often arriving the following day. We manufacture 100+ liquid and powdered cleaners, and we contract 300+ products directly from factory partners under our private label.  


Providing products that keep organizations clean and well-maintained, keeping their employees safe and productive.


Competitive pricing, Better, Faster! 

What differentiates 1st AYD?

Our owners (sales force) are on the street everyday talking to you (the boss). With our 100+ employee sales force, you can provide suggestions and ideas, one on one, anytime. 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.