Our Company

DistributionNOW is a leading global supplier of energy and industrial products, solutions and engineered equipment packages, with a legacy of over 150 years. We operate primarily under the DistributionNOW and DNOW brands. 

With a network of hundreds of locations in more than 20 countries as well as our online suite of digital channels, we offer thousands of PVF, MRO and OEM stocked items, allowing our customers to efficiently procure critical parts and supplies that keep their operations up-and-running 24/7.  And that's just the beginning. We employ advanced information technologies, including a common ERP platform across most of our business, to provide complete procurement, materials management and logistics coordination to our customers around the globe. Having a common ERP platform allows immediate visibility into our inventory assets, operations and financials worldwide, enhancing decision making and efficiency.

About Us

  1. Our Sectors
  2. Our Global Product Offering
  3. Our Solutions
  4. Our Locations
  5. Our Inventory
  6. Our Vision
  7. Our Guiding Principles
  8. Our Core Values
  9. Our History

Our Sectors

Our energy product offering is consumed throughout all sectors of the oil and gas industry – from upstream drilling and completion, exploration and production (“E&P”), midstream infrastructure development to downstream petrochemical and petroleum refining – as well as in other industries, such as chemical processing, mining, utilities and industrial manufacturing operations. The industrial distribution end markets include manufacturing, municipal water and wastewater and engineering and construction firms. We also provide supply chain and materials management solutions to the same markets where we sell products.

Our Global Product Offering

We offer hundreds of thousands of stocked items, including consumable maintenance, repair and operating (“MRO”) supplies, pipe, valves, fittings, flanges, gaskets, fasteners, electrical, instrumentation, artificial lift, pumping solutions, valve actuation and modular process, measurement and control equipment. We also offer procurement, warehouse and inventory management solutions as part of our supply chain and materials management offering. We have developed expertise in providing application systems, work processes, parts integration, optimization solutions and after-sales support.

Our Solutions

Utilizing our ever growing platform of digital applications and solutions, powered by DigitalNOW®, and integrated supply chain logistics that include outsourcing portions or entire functions of our customers’ procurement, inventory and warehouse management, logistics, point of issue technology, project management, business process and performance metrics reporting. These solutions allow us to leverage the infrastructure of our SAP™ Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system and other technologies to streamline our customers’ purchasing process, from requisition to procurement to payment, by digitally managing workflow, improving approval routing and providing robust reporting functionality.

Our Locations

We support land and offshore operations for the major oil and gas producing regions around the world through our network of locations. Our key markets, beyond North America, include Latin America, the North Sea, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Former Soviet Union (“FSU”). Products sold through our locations support greenfield expansion upstream capital projects, midstream infrastructure and transmission and MRO consumables used in day-to-day production. We provide downstream energy and industrial products for petroleum refining, chemical processing, LNG terminals, power generation utilities and industrial manufacturing operations and customer on-site locations.

Our Inventory

We stock or sell more than 300,000 stock keeping units (“SKUs”) through our branch network. Our supplier network consists of thousands of vendors in approximately 40 countries. From our operations in over 20 countries, we sell to customers operating in approximately 80 countries. The supplies and equipment stocked by each of our branches are customized to meet varied and changing local customer demands. The breadth and scale of our offering enhances our value proposition to our customers, suppliers and shareholders.

Our Vision

DistributionNOW will be recognized as the market Leader in Supply Chain
Management through superior customer service by leveraging the strengths
of our employees, processes, suppliers, technology and information.

Our Guiding Principles


We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in all that we do.


We act with the highest priority on health and safety in our workplace and communities.


We collaborate with our suppliers, our customers, and one another to optimize the sum of all individual efforts, while being active participants in the communities where we live and work.


We are passionate about being the best in the industry, making our customers priority one, and creating long-term value for our stakeholders.

Our Core Values

We care.

We act with compassion and honesty in all that we do. We respect one another, our customers, and our communities.

We do what it takes.

We approach every task with energy and passion to make sure the job is done right. We continuously challenge ourselves to provide the highest level of service to our stakeholders.

We are accountable.

We take pride in our work and are responsible for our actions and the outcomes produced.

Our History

DistributionNOW is a global leader in sourcing energy industry products and providing total supply chain solutions. Our vast capabilities and expertise have been growing since 1862, the year our earliest legacy company was founded.

1862 Oilwell oilfield equipment business established 
1878 Oilwell Supply formed
1894 National Supply formed
1921 Wilson Supply formed
1930 Oilwell Supply acquired by U.S. Steel
1958 National Supply acquired by Armco Steel
1987 National Supply and Oilwell Supply merged to form National Oilwell
1991 Wilson acquired Tyler Dawson
1993 Wilson acquired Wallace Company
1995 Continental Emsco Canada and Franklin Supply merged to form CE Franklin
1996 National Oilwell, Inc. initial public offering (NOI)
1999 Wilson acquired Continental Emsco Co.
2000 Wilson acquired Texas Mill Supply
2001 Wilson acquired Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Corp. and Mid-Valley Supply
2005 National Oilwell and Varco Int’l merged to form National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
2012 National Oilwell Varco acquired Wilson Supply and CE Franklin
2014 Distribution segment spins off from NOV to form DistributionNOW (NOW Inc.)

A Family of Brands, All Ready to Deliver

DNOW Affiliated Brands

DistributionNOW is a global leader in sourcing energy industry products and providing total supply chain solutions. Our vast capabilities and expertise have been growing since 1862, the year our earliest legacy company was founded. Since then we’ve steadily acquired a multitude of leading brands that continue to expand and accentuate our offering.

Dura Products

Light & Energy Distribution

MacLean Electrical

Odessa Pumps

Power Service

TS&M Supply

TS&M Supply Fiberglass