The two founding member companies, H. Hoffman Co. of Chicago, Illinois and Armstrong’s Lock and Supply of Atlanta, Georgia, began their expansion in the lock and security distribution industry through acquisitions in the mid-1970s. This included Hardware Sales and Supply of Detroit, M. Taylor of Philadelphia, N. Saginur of Toronto, Acme of New Orleans and many others, among them Interlocken, D. M. Webster, S. Simons, Cook’s Supply, Harbinge Bros. and Wilco of Oakland, California. Each business had its own history and culture but welcomed the change to become part of a global distribution network, to become an important piece of the IDN Global story. Some company names changed, some were merged, a few closed (nobody wins all the time) but all became part of what once was called ALVI (yes, really!) and later IDN, Inc. and ultimately IDN Global, Inc.
Today, IDN Global, Inc. is a melting pot of the Security Hardware Distribution Industry. IDN Global, with its blended culture and strong operational, financial, and customer service disciplines, and deep security expertise, is laser-focused on supplying security products and services across North America from fifty-two brick and mortar distribution centers.
IDN Global, currently operated by its third generation of owner-operators, has
welcomed its fourth generation into its fold in 2020. IDN has lasted for many
decades because it’s guided by these foundational beliefs: Business is personal.
Play for the long term when making decisions. Fess up when you mess
up. Do what you say you’re going to do. Be creative, be proactive, and try new
stuff. And always keep in mind that the next best idea can be found anytime,
anywhere, by anybody.
We welcome and honor the opportunity to serve All Security Professionals.