Company History

Arco Industrial Sales Inc. Was founded in 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have grown from a small humble group of 4 entrepreneurs in just 12 short years the company grew to 23 employees and in 1987 Arco’s top salesman Jack Mitchell had the opportunity to purchase the company and still owns it today. Jack took over the company at a very difficult time getting the company through financial hardships and employee challenges. Today Arco is the leading independent packaging and janitorial supplier in Utah with three warehouses across the state and serves customers nationally. Today Arco is still growing and getting stronger and more nimble as the markets change.

We all love a little history, during our own creation Disco was beginning to get huge and the BeeGee’s were blowing up the charts. US inflation was 9.2%, the government used interest rates as a way of trying to control inflation with the US Federal Reserve at 7.25%.  Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 858 and today it’s over 20,000. Cost of a gallon of Gas 44 cents and the Average cost for a new car $4,250.00 today $33,560. How times change…

Also in 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen create the company Microsoft. The First of the new hobby computers are starting to appear including Altair 8800 and the battle for Video recorder standards of VHS and Betamax starts. This is also the year the Vietnam war finally ends.