GRIP is an import wholesaler that teams up with businesses to fulfill their inventory needs while saving them from the challenges that comes with importing. GRIP handles the suppliers, tariffs, customs issues, and freight so you don’t have to. Whether from our warehouse or directly from the factory, your order will arrive seamlessly at its final destination.
How We Do It
We treat our members, customers, and vendors like family.
We always conduct ourselves in a trustworthy manner. Our honesty and dedication to our clients sets us apart.
We strive for outstanding performance in every aspect of our relationships and pride ourselves on achieving excellence.
Providing the most accurate information both quickly and professionally.
Collaboration is key. We work with and for you to overcome challenges and execute goals.
Passion & People
We are proud to create a company culture that puts people first and provides laughter along the way.
Who We Are
As your partners on this side of the ocean, we commit ourselves to provide full satisfaction in fulfilling inventory needs. Guided by our mission, we strive for continuous improvement and long term relationships that keep our clients’ best interest in mind.
To glorify GOD and expand his Kingdom
To help people develop
To pursue excellence
To grow profitably
Who We Work With
It all started back in 1980
Founder Charles Amash recognized the need by both small and large businesses to have quality merchandise at reasonable prices. This idea led to the creation of a company that could provide the necessary services and meet the merchandise demands of the customer.
Over the years
In the forty-one years since its inception, GRIP has grown to become a Top 10 regional supplier of tools and general merchandise in the Midwest, and a popular supplier across the U.S., Canada, and other Western countries. Charles and his two sons, Elias and Jason, have continued to build their company on lasting relationships, putting the customer first, and using strategic insight and planning.
Facility fit for service
Located on 40 acres just south of Grand Rapids, GRIP possesses a 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that holds enough inventory to fill customer orders in a timely manner. Our 2,000 square foot product showroom showcases ideas on how our clients can best display products in their store.
Growing GRIP: Present day & beyond
GRIP now features product lines that total over 1500 items and continues to grow; there’s no end in sight! Our items stretch all the way from hand tools to household items, automotive, air tools, general merchandise, and many more categories. We are excited to see how our client relationships and product lines grow in the years to come.