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Essendant Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of workplace essentials, with consolidated net sales of $5.3 billion. Essendant stocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment. The Company’s network of 77 distribution centers allows it to ship products to approximately 30,000 reseller customers, enabling the Company to ship most products overnight to more than 90% of the U.S. and next day delivery to major cities in Mexico and Canada. The Company also has operations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Company also operates as an online retailer which sells direct to end consumers.

At Essendant, we go beyond the essentials to enable our customers to achieve their full potential. We offer a comprehensive product portfolio with east and efficient customer access. Our extensive nationwide platform provides next-day order fulfillment with speed and convenience. We foster connections, bring together hundreds of suppliers with thousands of resellers to reach millions of customers. We have deep industry expertise built on relationships that span decades. For more information, visit


Associates at Essendant are offered a comprehensive benefits package. Our goal is to select quality programs that will meet the needs of our associates and their families. Since everyone has different needs and priorities, we offer a wide variety of programs. Our menu of benefits includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Dependent Life Insurances
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Discounted Associate Purchases
  • Holidays/Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Essendant has a robust Wellness Program, designed to help associates make healthy choices that improve their physical and emotional health. This contributes not only to a better work life, but also enriches life beyond the workplace.


Essendant is a purpose-driven company that strives for more than just business success. We have a core set of values we adhere to everyday:

  • People
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Customers
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability

An Important part of our success is to honor these values, in our business transactions, our commitment to our communities, and with each other.

The Essendant Charitable Foundation is committed to empowering others to make a meaningful difference in their lives. The Foundation connects our associates with charitable activities that address unmet human needs. Our model empowers our associates as leaders and participants in the work of the Foundation. Its Board is comprised of associates from across our businesses and operating locations. Our mission and work is carried to communities locally, nationally, and internationally, and is managed in cooperation with local associate-led councils across the country.

Weaving diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our company culture is a strategic business imperative that helps Essendant grow as a high-performance organization with a purpose, and to differentiate us as an employer and business partner of choice.

We are committed to integrating a philosophy of sustainability into our culture as part of our values. Sustainability programs and policies include:

  • Product selection standards
  • Marketing programs
  • Energy management
  • Solar energy pilots
  • Recycling
  • Fleet truck idling reduction and mpg monitoring
  • Supply chain partnerships
  • Charitable efforts