Kansas Country Living

‘I got all of this from ATCHISON ’ B Y M E L I N D A S C H N Y D E R

ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S OLDEST wholesale hardware distributors started in Atchison 148 years ago and is still headquartered there, family-owned and operated by the fifth generation of descendants from the founders. Blish-Mize Co. serves independent hardware stores, lumberyards, home centers, industrial supply and paint store retailers in 13 states throughout the Midwest, the Rockies and the Southwest.

Fifth-generation, family-owned Blish-Mize Co. delivers reliability and profitability to independent hardware stores

In 1871 three brothers-in-law founded Blish, Mize & Silliman after making the long journey from Chicago to Atchison. David Blish, Edward Mize and Jack Silliman built a respected distributor to outfit wagon trains headed west from the Missouri River.

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JUNE 2019

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