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Anthony Supply Co., Inc. is located in Greenville, Illinois, North of Interstate 70 on Route 127

J.W. Anthony started doing business in 1934 as a John Deere Dealer. After World War II, he began selling baling wire and nails.  In 1958, John M. Anthony joined his father and the foundation was laid for the company as it exists today.  Barbed wire, welded wire fabric, and poultry netting were added to the line as the small company began expanding.  John learned the business from the bottom up, unloading merchandise from the mills, then delivering it to the customers on the company truck.

In 1969, due to health reasons, Jim took a less active role in the company.  It was at this time that Anthony Supply Company was incorporated, and shares were sold to Chester York.  John became the President of the corporation and Chester Secretary-Treasurer in charge of sales, a position he held until his retirement.

In 1980, Patrick York, Chester's son, joined the company and began calling on customers and working in the warehouse.  In 1990, he purchased his father's shares of the corporation, and was made Secretary-Treasurer.  His early experience has enabled him to understand the customers and effectively serve their needs today.

The third generation of the Anthony family, Holland Anthony, John's son, joined the company full time in 1992, after his graduation from Greenville College.  He became adept at operating the computer and fielding phone calls.  Having grown up with Anthony Supply, he fully understands the product line and the way the company operates.

July of 1996 marked another milestone for the company.  Holland purchased his father's shares and succeeded him as President of the corporation.  As Holland follows in John's footsteps, the company continues to expand and grow to meet customer demands.

Quality, in products and services, is of primary concern to those of us at Anthony Supply.  We are committed to delivering the highest products at the most competitive prices.



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Greenville, IL 62246