N.B. Handy Company holds the rare distinction of being successfully owned and operated by the same family for 125 years. N.B. Handy was founded on April 1, 1891, by Nathan Bryant Handy. Although the products and industries the company has served since its inception have changed and grown, the core values of excellence and treating employees, vendors and customers like family remain strong. The company credits its robust longevity to Mr. Handy’s founding principles.
To mark the April 1 founding day, each N.B. Handy location had a simultaneous 125th Birthday party. Thirteen branches spanning from Atlanta to Baltimore, hosted lunch to thank customers for their support. Vendors participated to share product information and celebrate mutual accomplismeht.
N.B. Handy has been celebrating throughout the year. They repainted the Jefferson Street side of the Corporate Headquarters Building in Lynchburg, VA. A master sign painter recreated the sign as it looked when Mr. Handy erected the building in 1929.
The employees of N.B. Handy have been doing fund raising through their Handy Helping Others committee foundation. All charitable giving this year is to thank the community for 125 years in business. They were the proud recipient of the United Way’s “Shining Star” award. The corporate office has committed to work the United Way’s “Day of Caring” program in support of the Mary Bethune Academy on May 18.
For the last 125 years, N.B. Handy has proudly served its employees, vendor partners and customers seeking to be the preferred choice for all involved. Here are some pictures of N.B. Handy’s April 1 Quasquicentennial Celebration!