Posted April 26, 2016

Acme Tools named distributor of the year

Acme takes top honor at Evergreen annual meeting.

Acme Tools was named the 2015 Tier 1 Distributor Member of the Year by Evergreen Marketing Group at its Annual Partnership Conference in Dallas, Texas.

This is the second consecutive year and the sixth time since the award was established in 2008 that Acme Tools and its 475 employees have been recognized. Acme has previously been honored in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

"By winning Member of the Year in consecutive years , Acme Tools has once again shown the benefit of forming true partnerships with Evergreen preferred suppliers," said Evergreen CEO Kevin Higginbotham. "Acme Tools leads the group by example and is a true role model for other distributor members. They take full advantage of our professional development programs that benefit their employees and their customers."

The awards were created to recognize top distributors and manufacturers based on multiple criteria. Distributors and manufacturers are divided into three tiers based on size and then ranked by contribution, growth, participation and member and manufacturer input.

Acme Tools has more than 65 years of industry experience as a major industrial tool distributor and today is a premier retailers of tools and equipment with 10 retail stores in the Upper Midwest and a leading authorized online retailer offering more than 35,000 products online at

Evergreen Marketing Group is a member-owned cooperative organization founded in 1989 by construction/industrial supply distributors. Today, it consists of 69 distributors with more than 280 locations in the United States and Canada with combined revenues over $1.6 billion. Evergreen is focused on the growth and development of its distributors and preferred suppliers through training and education, business development and partnering. Evergreen maintains a 17,000-square-foot training center in Farmers Branch, Texas, and offers the industry's only professional certification programs for sales and operations employees. Learn more at