PD’s large engine inventory means that engines are very rarely backordered and often can be ordered to easily meet free freight requirements.

Josh A., Randleman Road Ace Hardware - Greensboro, NC

Small Engine Sales and Service

The partnership and quality relationship we’ve developed with Power Distributors has been second to none. They’ve helped us grow our business within the lawn and garden industry. We’ve come to appreciate PD for our being able to place an order late in the day and still receive shipment the next day, and the support we’ve received from the sales staff, customer service, tech support, and management has been outstanding.

Jerry H., Heil Bros. - Kettering, Oh

Vocational Education

We have been working with Power Distributors in Columbus for three years now, and have found their service and responsiveness to questions to be exemplary. We utilize Briggs and Stratton engines in our auto mechanic program to initialize students to the workings of the internal combustion engine. PD helped us tremendously in getting the program up and running. The Briggs and Stratton training and instructional materials have helped make this program a success. The parts availability and quick shipping has proven invaluable for gasket and component replacement after our small engine teardowns. I am very glad that our community college has a distributor like PD to work with.

Michael L., Cuyahoga Community College - Parma, OH


From independent mom-and-pop shops to the largest traditional and e-commerce retailers in the world, PD connects brands and products, service and support to more than 20,000 sales, service and retail customers across the United States.

Outdoor Power Sales and Service

The outdoor power sales and service industry is composed of establishments engaged in retail sales and after-sales maintenance and repair, including manufacturer warranty service, of small gasoline-powered engines, commercial outdoor power equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment and related maintenance parts and accessories. Typically operating from storefronts with both retail and mechanical service spaces, the industry is largely local and independent consisting of over 20,000 companies across the United States.


The hardware supply industry is engaged in the retail sale of many basic hardware lines including tools, builders’ hardware, paint, lawn and garden products and small engine-powered equipment. Operating from conveniently located retail storefronts, the industry includes some local independent retailers and many more under the umbrella of a few large regional or national co-operatives such as Ace, True Value and Do It Best Hardware.

Equipment Rental

The equipment rental industry is engaged in the short term rental of a variety of consumer, commercial and industrial equipment including contractors' and builders' tools and equipment, home repair tools and lawn and garden equipment. Typically operating from conveniently located storefronts, the industry is primarily composed of many local independent operators, some multi-location regional companies and a few large national organizations such as United Rentals, Ahern Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals.

Traditional Mass Retail

The traditional mass market retail industry is composed of a small group of very large nationwide suppliers that maintain brick and mortar establishments to retail affordably priced products that appeal to a wide variety of consumers. Within the top 10 mass market retailers by revenue, general merchandise retailer Wal-Mart, and home improvement retailers The Home Depot and Lowes together maintain over 9,000 conveniently located warehouse-style or superstore retail locations across the United States.

Online Retail

While dominated by a very small group of very large general merchandise mass retailers such as Amazon Prime Fulfillment, the online retail industry is also composed of a great many smaller specialty retailers as well as participants to varying levels and degrees in selling sites such as eBay. It is a rapidly growing sales channel that includes ecommerce destinations for traditional brick-and-mortar establishments, one-to-many auction sites, online marketplaces, discounters, and online-only sales destinations such as Wayfair. Traditionally order fulfillment has been from company owned and warehoused inventory, but increasingly companies are choosing to utilize consumer drop shipment services through a secondary source for order fulfillment.

Turf and Grounds Care

The turf and grounds care industry is composed of individuals, organizations and governmental entities engaged in professional landscape care and grounds maintenance services for households, commercial properties and municipal green spaces. The industry includes a great many local independent operators, commercial operators employed by municipalities, schools and other governmental organizations and a few large national organizations.


The forestry industry is composed of arborist, pruning and clearing services, overhead utility line maintenance providers, logging and other general commercial timber and residential forestry services and the retail establishments that supply them with the finished goods, accessories, maintenance parts, repair services and training that support industrial, commercial and residential tree cutting activities.

Farm and Agriculture

The farm and agriculture supply industry is composed of general merchandise retail establishments typically specializing in farm and ranch supplies including livestock, equine and pet care, lawn and garden maintenance supplies, home improvement supplies, outdoor power equipment and outdoor sporting, hunting and fishing supplies. Primarily regional with a few larger national companies, the stores may range in size from small hardware store-like formats to larger warehouse-style stores.

Industrial and Construction Trades

This encompassing industry includes retailers, suppliers and providers of a variety of construction trade products and services including work site supply, equipment sales, electrical service and supply, and roofing and plumbing service and supply. It also includes industrial parts and products supply for large, heavy industries such as mining, oil and gas production and utilities and infrastructure construction and maintenance.


The powersports retailer industry is composed of establishments primarily engaged in the retailing and servicing of motorcycles, golf carts, off-road all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, utility trailers and associated accessories, and maintenance and service repair parts.


The motorsports supply industry is primarily engaged in the sales of purpose-built engines, maintenance and repair parts, accessories and associated manufacturing, service and repair functions in support of the highly specialized racing sports that include Go-Karting, Kart Racing and Minibike racing.

Original Equipment Manufacturing

The OEM supply industry acts as a primary source of parts and components to Original Equipment Manufacturers for use in the fabrication and production of finished goods. In this specific instance, purpose-built and application matched engines, engine components and parts are supplied to non-automotive engine-powered equipment manufacturers serving many recreational, industrial and chore-related industries including marine, lawn and garden, construction, work site, snow removal and motorsports.

Vocational Education

Vocational education is an educational track designed to train students for specific jobs often in the trade, mechanical, agricultural and technical fields. Vo-Ed is taught at many levels including middle and high school, post-secondary and adult education, with degree track programs often provided through technical schools and community colleges. Due to the highly specialized technical and mechanical nature of the training, programs are generally taught through a blend of classroom and hands-on learning which require specialized and expert assistance in the development of curricula and the acquisition of the appropriate tools, equipment and learning aids.

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