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McMaster may or may not have what you need; they rarely have it in their warehouse. I’ve listed some product categories and some representative items to give you a view of McMaster’s extensive inventory.
Products like Machinery, Woodworking, MacGregor Tools, Electronics, Hydraulics, Spinners, Hose and Plumbing are mainstays. But lots of stuff gets added in. So if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, just let us know and we’ll see if it can be found.
Enough general talk. I should mention a brief history of how McMaster got into business. In 1969, when Robert E. McMaster Sr. built into a group of family owned businesses, he also ran a sheet metal fabrication shop. In the mid to late 1980s, his son, Robert McMaster, completed a two year stint with a local firm as a toolmaker. This interest in tool making led him to try to make his own made-to-measure hand tools, which he was eventually able to do. The business was successful, and the business grew.
Company history is where Robert was involved with trying to make the family business of sheet metal into a business that he could take to the next level. During this time, he ran into Dave Shattaw. Dave was a man with a vision: to sell McMaster-Carr supplies, not just to small shops, but to big businesses that would be able to buy in bulk.
Dave convinced Robert to open a McMaster-Carr account, and bring some of the products in. In the beginning, Robert handled the business side of the company, and Dave worked on accounts organization and general business functions. In the mid to late 1990s things started to slow down. By then, McMaster’s older brothers had passed, but Dave was still doing the accounts. Things were beginning to get out of control. There were too many orders for the Shattaws to keep up with.