Our Cooperative’s Core Values


We involve our members to maximize effectiveness and value their input. Treating each other with fairness, dignity, and respect is paramount. We embrace new, innovative ideas to improve continuously. Our cooperative is driven by the collective success of our members and a culture of collaboration.

Uncompromising Integrity

We prioritize trust, deliver on commitments, and adhere to the highest standards of business ethics. Our transparent and accountable approach builds strong relationships with members, partners, and stakeholders, making us a trusted and reliable partner.


We believe in treating each other fairly, with dignity and respect, and fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. Through effective collaboration, we achieve our goals while valuing diverse perspectives. Together, we create a strong team dedicated to excellence.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continuous improvement. We never settle, always pursuing progress with passion and excellence. We challenge the status quo, embracing new ideas and innovation. This unwavering dedication keeps us at the forefront, delivering exceptional value to our members and stakeholders.

In 1992, a group of eight visionaries established the idea of a buying and networking group for the leading distributors in the hose and rubber industry. In March 1993, the Industrial Distributor Co-op was officially launched in Pensacola, FL.

Formed with the idea of leveraging volume for buying power to compete against larger chain distributors, the cooperative quickly realized that its greatest value was in its network. While attracting quality suppliers was important, co-op meetings provided members with shared ideas, best practices and industry benchmarking. This form of networking led to valuable friendships and a high degree of trust among  members, which is still a trademark of IDCO today.

Original Members

  • Dixie Rubber, Scott Corley – Greenville SC
  • Mountain Empire Rubber, Curtis Spraque –  Johnson City, TN
  • TIPCO Technologies, Bob Lyons – Owings Mills, MD
  • Rubber & Specialties, Charlie Cook & Mike Lentz – Pensacola FL
  • Portland Rubber Co., Dick Hall – Portland ME
  • NYCO, Bud Yoder – Souderton, PA
  • Industrial Rubber & Safety, Charlie Brown & Stan Norton – Augusta, GA
  • Power Drives, Phil Welch – Rochester, NY