MSC Industrial Direct
|Industry:||Industrial Machinery & Equipment Distribution|
|Revenue:||$1.87 Billion USD|
MSC Industrial Direct Co. , Inc (MSC), through its subsidiaries, primarily, MSC Industrial Supply Co. , is one of the largest industrial equipment distributors in the world. MSC is most famous for publishing "The Big Book", a catalog detailing the company's products, which currently number almost 600,000. MSC was founded in 1941 as "Sid Tool, Inc. ", by Sidney Jacobson, in New York's Little Italy. It originally sold cutting tools and accessories to New York City machine shops.