General Information


Milbank Warehouse

Year Founded



Plymouth, Minnesota

Annual Sales

2007 – $170+ Million Sales

Number Of Dealers

1,200 dealers in eighteen states

United Hardware Warehouse

Milbank, South Dakota – 40 acres, 400,000 sq. ft.- high cube building

Warehouse Assortment

55,000+ items stocked in our Milbank warehouse - Major Departments:
  • Paint & Paint Sundries
  • Hardware
  • Ranch & Pet
  • Automotive
  • Builders Hardware
  • Tools
  • Sporting
  • Plumbing
  • Toys
  • Outdoor Living
  • Electrical
  • Housewares
  • Heating
  • Farm Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Store Supplies
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Christmas Trim

Direct Ship

Ship direct product available – cost + 2%


Weekly scheduled deliveries by United Hardware's carrier Freight based on % cost of goods

Retail Identities

Hardware Hank (Equity) Ranch & Pet
Independent (Equity) Rental Tools & Equipment
Trustworthy Hardware Stores United Garden & Home
Golden Rule Lumber Centers  


Wholesale Group

United Hardware is a member of Distribution America - $2.2 billion buying power “Distribution America is the nation’s largest distributor network”

Buying Markets

Spring/Summer – January, Minneapolis Convention Center, Mpls., MN
Fall/Winter/ Christmas – June, Minneapolis Convention Center, Mpls., MN

Field Support

District Managers, Retail Operations Personnel

Retail Services

Advertising Customer Service
Variable Pricing Rental Program
Retail Accounting Point of Sale Support
Retail Profit Management Marketing Programs
Store Planning
  • Guaranteed Endcaps
  • Fax Order Network
  • Loyalty Program
  • Display Fixtures
  • Gift Cards
  • Package Express (UPS Shipping Program)
  • New Item Express
  • Plan-o-gram Assortments
  • Floor Plans
  • Store Setup/Project - Managers
  • Display Fixtures

National Brands

Primarily national brand merchandise stocked in warehouse

Controlled Label

  • Plymouth Forge - Import line of hand and power tools
  • Plymouth Garden - Import line of lawn & garden tools and accessories
  • Plymouth Painter - Import line of paint applicators and accessories
  • Plymouth Home - Import line of home accents and accessories

Plymouth Trading Co. owned & operated by United Hardware Distributing Co.

Break Packs

Most items shipped by the each – no additional up-charge

Pallets & Totes

Palletized & shrink-wrapped warehouse orders available
Plastic shipping totes for small cartons & break-packs

Special Orders

UPS and Speedy orders available

Pool Orders

Special orders added to United Hardware warehouse order from the factory and
delivered to dealer by regular truck (DPX)


Choose from several types of warehouse catalogs:

  • Paper catalogs
  • DVD catalog
  • Web based catalog – United

Product Availability

Item Inquiry line – a toll free 24 hour phone number to check:

  • Warehouse quantity on hand
  • Quantity on order
  • Current cost


Comprehensive defective & return goods process
Automated Credit Processing


Statements are sent to stores on 1st and 16th of the month or can be obtained on-line for your convenience - Merchandiseshipped and invoiced 1st through 15th are due on 25th of month – Goods shipped and invoiced 16th to end of month are due on 10th of next month
Credit Limit is established for each dealer based on estimated purchase volume, and financial evaluation by credit department
Datings (future invoices) including any deferred billing programs count toward dealer’s credit limit
Ship Direct Orders - pricing and any datings are passed on to the dealer

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