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About the Company

Wholesale Mine Supply was established in Irwin, Pennsylvania, in 2003 by founder and president Bill Hensler. He and his wife, Sue, both exposed to the mining industry for some time, found that the industry needed a company that could supply them with the most comprehensive collection of underground communications technology. It was that commitment to the industry that brought family support to the mix, and with that there was no doubt the company that would become WMS was coming to fruition. The industry, hungry for a knowledgeable supplier of the latest communication technology, responded with a high level of support nearly from the start. Like a snowball, the company gained strength through its partnerships. In January of 2009, Wholesale merged with Becker Mining Systems. According to Hensler, "We have kept growing with the addition of great employees and new product lines such as Varis IS-MSHA, Becker, Mine Tracer, and Kenwood." BWMS now serves as distributor for the entire product line for each company.

While providing cutting-edge products to the industry, the second portion of Wholesale’s mission is to keep strong ties with its own distribution chain. The company has always been and will continue to be appreciative of those suppliers, which include Wallace Electric Systems, LLC, Mine Systems Co., Delta Electric, Inc., Carroll Engineering, and Industrial Mine Supply.

As the largest supplier of underground communications systems in the United States, BWMS’s strong dedication to customer service and business relationships will keep its mission strong. The best is yet to come and, with a constant focus on upgrading products to meet industry demands, it is coming at the speed of light.