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Mallory History and Timeline

Mallory Safety and Supply has always been a family business. Mallory started as a small logging supplier in the 1800's and, through strong leadership and thoughtful acquisition, we have grown to be the leading industrial safety and fire distributor on the West Coast.

Avery Loy, the founder of the current Mallory, purchased FB Mallory, a logging supplier and developed considerable industry wisdom. He is known within the industry for his forward thinking ideas and his eminent reasonableness. Avery has retired, but is always a valuable resource with his historical insights into the development of the industry and migrations of individuals within it.

Tim Loy, President of Mallory, has lead Mallory's growth campaign and has a pedigree that is unsurpassed in the safety industry. Tim grew up working in the business during summers and breaks, and went on to earn an accounting degree from University of Washington and a JD/MBA from Duke, graduating magna cum laude. Tim prepared for his Mallory adventure by working as a corporate associate at the Los Angeles law firm O'Melveny and Myers.

Since rejoining Mallory in 1999, Tim has served in various industry and vendor committees, including with MSA, Affiliated Distributors, Safety Marketing Group, and supplyFORCE (currently on steering committee), earning broad respect within the industry. Tim has fully self-performed all aspects of the last nine Mallory acquisitions, while also involved at the customer level for large customer presentations.

Shawn Murray, a third generation family member of Safety and Supply, has grown up in the safety business, as well. He has been on the board of the Safety Marketing Group and has positive friendships throughout the industry. Shawn and Tim have similar styles and outlooks and they are both committed to continual improvement and the highest level of customer service.


1974 Avery Loy and two family members establish Mallory in Kelso, WA from the remains of FB Mallory, a company from the 1800's that sold everything from silverware to steam donkeys.
1987 Mallory opens Vancouver, WA branch
1989 Mallory acquires Rain or Shine branch in Portland
1995 Mallory moves from Kelso to neighboring Longview, WA.
1999 Tim Loy joins Mallory full-time after working as a corporate M&A lawyer in Los Angeles at O'Melveny and Myers
2004 Mallory purchases distressed leading California safety distributor, Brenton Safety, based in South San Francisco,.
2005 Mallory acquires second leading California safety distributor, California Safety and Cleanroom Supply, based in Fremont, CA, and consolidates operations of Brenton and Cal Safety.
2007 Mallory purchases Te Tech, a Fremont, CA cleanroom consumables company, and consolidates into Fremont location.
2008 Mallory purchases Genesis Label, a cleanroom label manufacturer based in Portland, OR and consolidates in Fremont.
2009 Malllory purchases BEE Industrial, a Hayward, CA industrial distributor, and merges into Fremont location.
2010 Mallory merges with Safety and Supply Company of Seattle into new drop-down LLC, with branches up and down the West Coast.
2011 Mallory acquires Palm Abrasive and Tool, of Portland, Oregon, and consolidates into Vancouver, WA office.
2011 Mallory acquires Tualatin office of SL Fusco and consolidates into Vancouver office.
2012 Mallory acquires ENSA, a leader in wind energy specific height/rescue and confined space training.
2012 Mallory moves its Vancouver, WA branch to a new warehouse space in NW Portland.
2014 Mallory purchases Interstate Safety
2015 Mallory purchases safety portion of Sanderson Safety in Portland
2016 Mallory purchases RJ Safety in San Diego and Brawly California
2016 Mallory purchases Anderson Western Sales in St Helens OR
2017 Mallory purchases safety division of Portland based United Fire & Safety and moves those operations into NW Portland.
2018 Mallory purchases Norwest Safety based in Eugene, OR and consolidates with existing Eugene location.
2018 Mallory purchases Essential Safety Products with two locations in Colorado and one in New Mexico.

Mallory continues to grow and improve to provide the best customer service possible. For example, partnerships with companies like General Tool and SafeWare have allowed us to service larger contracts and expand our territory. Mallory employees are adaptable to change and focused on customer service, teamwork, communication, and continuous improvement. Every employee at Mallory is prepared to make heroic efforts to get product to customers on time and in a short time frame.