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Norco Norco Inc began in Boise, Idaho in 1948 as the welding supply division of the Nordling Auto Parts Company. In 1968, the division was purchased by Larry Kissler, formerly of Union Carbide’s Linde Division. Kissler, who had served as regional manager of 11 eastern states at Linde’s New England facility in Sudbury, Massachusetts, headed west with his wife, Fran, and their four children to purchase Norco, which at the time had 15 employees, and two locations, in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho.   Whole Story


Jim Kissler & Ned Pontious

CEO, Jim Kissler
"We are a proud group of 800+ people who share a common goal of "Serving You Better." By treating our customers, suppliers and fellow team members with respect and dignity we create rich lives for ourselves, our families and our communities. This basic principle, supported by our profit sharing plan, has enabled Norco to grow for the last 61 years into the most admired distributorship of our kind in America"

President, Ned Pontious
Norco has been the Northwest's market leader for over 60 years in providing welding, safety, and homecare medical supplies. Our commitment to "Serving You Better" means that we are always looking at methods and ways to improve our business, from the perspective of our customers, our vendors, and our employees. New products and markets are continually being added to our mix. Existing internal processes are fine tuned to produce optimal results. We are optimistic that the years ahead will continue to offer challenges, which will allow Norco to become the best managed supplier of our services and products in the United States.

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