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COMPANY HISTORY

Since it’s beginning, Mailender has striven to provide world class service and deliver great products. View the timeline below to see their story of success.

 Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio   At the height of the Great Depression, Kartan Mailender establishes Mailender-Barnett in Cincinnati, OH as a full service broker/distributor of equipment and supplies to the dairy processing industry in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Mailender-Barnett begins doing business with Lindner Brothers Ice Cream – now United Dairy Farmers, a dairy processor and convenience store chain owned by the Lindner family. This special relationship continues to the present day.   Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
  Mailender-Barnett continues to expand in dairy supplies with the hiring of Ed Gubin and Robert Berg. The company grows throughout the region now selling dairy processors in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.  Robert has a fabulous career with the company for over 63 years until his death in 2012.
The company continues to grow into a full-line distributor of paper products and food service disposables.   Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
Mailender supplies and delivers paper products and janitorial supplies in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Fred Abel, founder’s son-in-law joins the company. Mailender-Barnett moves into food service disposables with the advent of soft-serve ice cream and convenience stores.
Kartan Mailender buys out the Barnetts’ interest in Mailender-Barnett consolidating full ownership of the company.   Mailender supplies and delivers paper products and janitorial supplies in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mailender supplies and delivers paper products and janitorial supplies in Cincinnati, Ohio.   After 33 years in Downtown Cincinnati, Mailender-Barnett moves to a much larger facility in the suburb of Golf Manor.
Ken Mailender, founder’s son, joins the company after service in the US Air Force and several years in brand management at Procter & Gamble.     Mailender supplies and delivers paper products and janitorial supplies in Cincinnati, Ohio.
mailender, paper products, cincinnati paper products, paper products cincinnati, janitorial supplies, cincinnati janitorial supplies, janitorial supplies cincinnati   Mailender-Barnett becomes a member of Network Associates in Chicago, IL. Network Associates is a member owned integrated solution company in the paper and janitorial supply business that would help Mailender to improve supply chain efficiencies and service national accounts. 
Mailender-Barnett becomes a select distributor for Scott Paper Co., a major force in the office building supply business and together they grow to become the dominant supplier to office buildings in the area. 
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mailender, paper products, cincinnati paper products, paper products cincinnati, janitorial supplies, cincinnati janitorial supplies, janitorial supplies cincinnati   Kartan Mailender retires. Ken Mailender and Fred Abel become CEO and President of Mailender-Barnett. A young Andrew Abel is pictured on Fred’s desk, foreshadowing his future career with Mailender-Barnett.
Mailender-Barnett continues to become a market force in Southern Ohio/Northern Kentucky in both food service and paper products. Ellen Scully and Frank Fowler join the company in sales, establishing significant business in the office building market.   mailender, paper products, cincinnati paper products, paper products cincinnati, janitorial supplies, cincinnati janitorial supplies, janitorial supplies cincinnati
mailender, paper products, cincinnati paper products, paper products cincinnati, janitorial supplies, cincinnati janitorial supplies, janitorial supplies cincinnati   The Company moves into the industrial packaging market.
Andrew Abel, founder’s grandson, joins Mailender-Barnett after several years at Lehman Brothers in New York.   mailender, paper products, cincinnati paper products, paper products cincinnati, janitorial supplies, cincinnati janitorial supplies, janitorial supplies cincinnati
mailender, paper products, cincinnati paper products, paper products cincinnati, janitorial supplies, cincinnati janitorial supplies, janitorial supplies cincinnati   Chris Ward joins the company in information technology. Ward would go on to become Director of IT, CFO and now serves as the EVP/COO of the Company.
Bruce Baker joins the Company as Packaging Group Manager, bringing a wealth of expertise in the industrial packaging industry. At the time, the segment accounts for less than 10% of the company’s sales.   Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio   After 31 years in Golf Manor, OH, Mailender-Barnett moves into a new state-of-the-art distribution center in West Chester Township, Ohio. The new facility results in tremendous operational efficiencies with enough land to triple square footage as continued growth dictates.
The Company experiences annual double digit growth and drops the Barnett from the name in 2006, becoming Mailender, Inc.

Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio   Mailender acquires Midjasco, a Spartan Chemical distributor in Middletown, OH. The company begins expanded offerings in chemicals and janitorial supplies.
Mailender acquires Triduro Supply Co., a wholesale janitorial supply company in Washington Court House, OH. The acquisition expands the company’s range of products and services in this strategic market.   Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
  Fred Abel retires and Andrew Abel is named President of Mailender, Inc.  Ken Mailender remains CEO as Andrew represents the family's third generation in the business.
Mailender acquires Bunn Packaging, specializing in the sale and service of industrial packaging equipment.   Mailender | Paper Products & Janitorial Supplies | Cincinnati, Ohio
foodservice products, janitorial products, packaging products, safety products   Mailender’s professionals have worked tirelessly to establish long-lasting business relationships and to provide customers with the very best custom-fit solutions for their procurement needs. The company was built on a foundation of world-class service, a tradition that continues today!
 
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