We’re Here To Serve

General Distributing Company is a 3rd generation family owned business dedicated to investing in, inspiring, and empowering people so that together we succeed and grow. We’ve been serving our customers and local communities since 1948. We have an established group of industry experts that possess a valuable combination of personalized service, a solution oriented mindset and industry experience to make sure that you get the right solution for your application. Our team serves you best by understanding the individual needs of your company and delivering products that help you be more productive, more efficient, and more profitable. A steadfast commitment to living our core values is the backbone to how we operate.

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How We Operate

First Class Service

Core Values

Solution Oriented Mindset

Technical Expertise

Core Values

We Value Relationships

  • People come first in everything we do.
  • We are focused on solving problems and providing solutions.
  • We make it easier for people, both internal and external, to do business with us.

We Do What It Takes

  • We are passionate about achieving excellence.
  • We go above and beyond for our team and our customers.
  • We are united in supporting each other no matter what it takes.

We Do The Right Thing

  • We create a safe working environment for everyone, emotionally and physically.
  • We do not cut corners for our own personal gain.
  • We make decisions and act with honesty and integrity.

We Develop Our People

  • We invest in our employees through continuous education, training, and empowerment.
  • We create a corporate culture that inspires and rewards individuality, creative thinking, innovative ideas, courage, teamwork, and fun in the workplace.
  • We lead by example.

We Are Results-Driven

  • We set strategic goals and objectives and track them regularly.
  • We implement processes to guarantee future success.
  • We look for ways to improve our customers efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

Commitment To The Community

At General Distributing, we are committed not only to our customers and our employees, but also to the communities in which we live. With six stores located throughout Montana, our employees take our core values and live them, providing countless hours of support to local and national organizations and non-profit groups.

It is one of our values to take a leading part in helping numerous community services, local schools, and non-profit organizations. Our employees volunteer hundreds of hours of service to these various organizations by working on boards and committees, organizing and working events, fundraising, collecting food and donations, and other activities. We support a large number of service organizations and local events, including the following:

Benefis Health System
Billings Clinic
Bozeman Health Foundation
Great Falls Food Bank
My Neighbor In Need
Saint Vincent De Paul
St. James Health Care
Special Olympics Montana

Having done business with General Distributing and the Bliss family for 46 years I consider them a “partner”. I can always count on good service, knowledge, and quality products. As a “partner” they provided equipment service to my company when we had a project that involved using a customer’s equipment that was not working. General Distributing, at their own expense, spent hours servicing equipment they had not sold in order to keep my company producing without cost to me. That’s service. That’s called dedication to making sure customers are successful. I count on General Distributing every day of the week year in and year out.

Susan Humble, President/CEO – Anderson Steel Supply, Inc.

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