About Us

Lowry Supply Company - trusted supplier since 1953 -

In 1953 the Lowry family opened the doors to the original Lowry Supply hardware store.  A few years later, Mr. Lowry added industrial supplies in response to the needs of his customers, and by 1960 the company exclusively focused on serving the regional industrial market.  Today, Lowry Supply Company prides itself on delivering the highest quality and best value to its customers becoming known as the premier distributor of a wide range of industrial supplies and solutions throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Lowry's customer base includes steel mills, tool and die shops, machine shops, steel fabricators and machinery manufacturers throughout the region. Although 80% of Lowry customers prefer to have their supplies delivered, many enjoy picking up their supplies at the two convenient locations - Lowry Supply in Salem, Ohio, and Tri-Co Tool Sales,  in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Lowry Supply Quality Products

Lowry Supply Company has become a premier industrial distributor by offering a full line of quality products. “We select quality products from the best manufacturers in the industry and deliver the right products at the right time to fit the needs of each of our valued customers.“ said Gary Sobotka, President

When it comes to Fasteners, Lowry represents top companies such as Infasco, Kerr Lakeside, Nucor and Unbrako. Cutting Tools suppliers include Tungaloy, SGS, Greenfield, Manchester and Weldon. For the Abrasives Line, Lowry suppliers include Arc, Boride, Merit and Radiac and for Precision Tools, Lowry proudly supplies products made by Starrett, Fowler, Brown & Sharp and Mitutoyo.

 “Our customers know they can depend on us to keep their production line running.“ added Sobotka.

Large Stocking Distributor

Lowry Supply and it's subsidiary Tri-Co has a combined inventory exceeding $2,000,000.


The company stocks all grades and types of nuts, bolts, washers and socket products. Fasteners are available in all steel grades as well as stainless steel, brass and bronze. Special fasteners “made to print” with quick deliveries is Lowry Supply’s specialty.


Cutting tools include indexable tooling, carbide, ceramic, cermet and CBN inserts, carbide and HSS end mills, drills, taps, reamers, and all the newest high performance tooling available.


Abrasive products include grinding and cut off wheels, coated abrasives, polishing stone and diamond products.


Precision measuring equipment with calipers, indicators, micrometers, rules and all the gages are available.

Special Services

Lowry also provides a Tool Repair and grinding service and a Customizable Inventory Management Program with vending machines to fit each client’s specific needs.  Plus, the company has two convenient locations to serve its customers - Lowry Supply in Salem, Ohio, and Tri-Co Tool Sales in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Experienced Lowry Staff of Problem Solvers

Management at Lowry Supply believes there is no substitute for hands-on-expertise developed through years of working in our industry and providing solutions for customers. Over half the employees at Lowry Supply have 20 years or more with the company, and all have many years in the business. They keep up with newest product developments to assure optimum product recommendations to customers, and take pride in providing exceptional service on an ongoing basis.

Outstanding Customer Service

Lowry Supply Company’s customer service is simply the best available anywhere.  As a flexible, customer-driven company, they know how to communicate effectively to determine the optimum products and services to meet or exceed customer expectations and reduce total operating costs.  Lowry designs their unique value-added solutions around the customer, becoming partners in addressing the demands of today’s dynamic business environment

The Lowry Supply Advantage

  • Highest quality products at consistently competitive prices
  • Superior personal service and customer support
  • Reliable product recommendations for bottom line savings
  • Custom-tailored solutions
  • State-of-the-art inventory management programs
  • Proven record for reliability and experience
  • Family business with 100% commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Tool sharpening & repair services to extend the life of your tools
  • The highest standards of integrity for over half a century

The experienced staff is dedicated to maintaining Lowry's very high standards of integrity and service, which has become Lowry's key to success for over half a century. Call or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation.

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