Company Overview

DistributionNOW is an industry-leading provider of pipe, valves and valve automation, fittings, instrumentation, mill and industrial supplies, tools, safety supplies, electrical products, drilling and production equipment, artificial lift, pumps, fabricated equipment, and industrial paints and coatings to the upstream, midstream, and downstream and industrial markets. We also offer supply chain solutions such as procurement, inventory, warehouse management logistics, safety and turnaround support services, project management, and business process and performance metrics reporting.

Our associates are the best in the business, with extensive knowledge, broad experience, and a thorough understanding of our customers' process and business drivers.

Our History

1862 - Oilwell oilfield equipment business established
1878 - Oilwell Supply formed
1894 - National Supply formed
1921 - Wilson Supply formed
1930 - Oilwell Supply acquired by U.S. Steel
1958 - National Supply acquired by Armco Steel
1987 - National Supply and Oilwell Supply merged to form National Oilwell
1991 - Wilson acquired Tyler Dawson
1993 - Wilson acquired Wallace Company
1995 - Continental Emsco Canada and Franklin Supply merged to form CE Franklin
1996 - National Oilwell, Inc. initial public offering (NOI)
1999 - Wilson acquired Continental Emsco Co.
2000 - Wilson acquired Texas Mill Supply
2001 - Wilson acquired Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Corp. and Mid-Valley Supply
2005 - National Oilwell and Varco Int’l merged to form National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
2012 - National Oilwell Varco acquired Wilson Supply and CE Franklin
2014 - Distribution segment spins off from NOV to form DistributionNOW (NOW Inc.)

Our Business

DistributionNOW has more than 250 locations in 20+ countries, serving the upstream, midstream, and downstream/industrial markets. We will continue to expand our global footprint wherever there is an opportunity to better serve our customers.

For over 150 years, our customers have looked to us to provide them with the products and services that make their businesses run. We offer more than 300,000 stock keeping units, and we have the technical expertise to back them up.

Commitment to Quality

We are recognized by customers and suppliers alike for our extensive ISO 9001 certified Quality Program, supplemented by our Approved Manufacturers List (AML) Management Program and Supplier Evaluation Program. In addition, DistributionNOW employs customer satisfaction surveys and a quality performance management system for reporting customer feedback as means to continually improve our quality processes.

For more information, please visit our Quality page.