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    Choice Industrial Solutions, Inc. is a family-owned and operated industrial services company founded by Elmer Bassett with two-investors in 1947 as Perkins, Bassett & Wright, Inc. Within the first year, Mr. Bassett had hired George Putnam, still in his senior year of high school. He would go on to become President and then Owner. George brought on his brother Marshall Putnam in the 1950s and together, while servicing the mills in Northern New England, they defined the values that the company still stands on today: quality products, quality service and quality people.

    Rapidly changing technology and market shifts in the region have meant significant changes over the last thirty years for our company, our customers and the people that work for them. In 1991, Mark Putnam took over the operations of the company from his father. Within a month, PB&W implemented ERP software for inventory management, order processing and accounting to respond more efficiently to our customers’ changing needs. Adapting to technology is something we have embraced and helped our customers with along the way as well.
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    In 2000, we changed our name to Choice Industrial Solutions, Inc. to concisely identify what we do. We are not just parts. We manage projects to realize total cost savings for our customers’ bottom lines. Our current team has accumulated over 150 years of collective experience in the industry. This experience, acumen for industrial technology, and local knowledge puts us in a unique position to identify cost saving opportunities in procurement, maintenance, productivity, and energy efficiency. Our strong relationships with key brands, specialized contractors, and utilities, as well as utilizing our in-house fabrication shop has enabled us to competently deliver these value added services to our customers. We plan to continue focusing on cost reduction services and solutions for our customers.

    Our Values

    Competently and responsively delivering solutions to our customers through engagement, knowledge, and experience.