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Member Spotlight: September, 2009—Lee Supply Company

Member Spotlight

Lee Supply Company was honored in the Chamber’s Member Spotlight for September. Shown here (left to right) is Shawn Lee, Treasurer, David Lee, Vice President, Jerry Zahand, Chamber Executive Committee, Kevin Lee, Secretary and Michael Lee, Vice President.

Lee Supply Co. Inc. of Charleroi, PA, is celebrating its 55th year in business. Founded in 1954 by Ed Lee, the father and grandfather of the current owners, the company was primarily a mining supply firm selling products to the coal industry in western PA, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Following in Ed’s footsteps are sons Mike and Dave Lee, and grandsons Shawn and Kevin, who all serve as principals of Lee Supply.

The second Lee generation took over management in 1972. They continued to service the mines as well as diversifying into the industrial, municipal and environmental markets in the mid to late 1980s. With these new markets came new products such as HDPE pipe, fittings and specialty fabrications. That diversification has led to the company being one of the largest suppliers of pipe and pumping systems to the solid waste industry in the eastern United States.

Lee Supply is able to service and support customers in all markets 24/7. The fleet of over 20 company operated trucks assures on time delivery and the trained staff of technical support personnel is available to assist on any project. There are over 110 employees with a combined 1000 years experience in the industry; many of those have been with Lee for over 20 years.

Lee Supply operates by a “Commitment Policy” to achieve total quality performance in meeting the requirements of their valued customers. Total quality performance means understanding who the customer is, what their specific requirements are, and meeting those requirements with quality products and service on time, every time – this commitment policy appears on the home page of the company’s website, www.leesupply.com.

The core values of Lee Supply Co. remain the same--providing quality products, at competitive prices, in a timely manner to all markets they serve. The Mon Valley region is also very fortunate to have Lee Supply show the same type of commitment to the communities that surround them – generously supporting, sponsoring, and actively participating in numerous organizations. The Lee’s philosophy of “giving back” is demonstrated every day in extraordinary ways. A Chamber member for 35 years, and the recipient of its 2001 Outstanding Business Development Award, Lee Supply continues to be a source of pride for the region and the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

*excerpts taken from Valley Independent articles previously published.