Try Hard Industrial Supply Company Ltd. began operations in the spring of 1979.
The name chosen by company owner and president Frank Ferko at its founding
represents the underlying philosophy that brought the firm to prominence within
a very competitive marketplace.
Frank Ferko wanted to differentiate his distributorship in the industrial
mill supply industry by making customers know that everyone on staff truly does
"Try Hard" to meet their needs. This take-the-initiative approach
demonstrated a strong commitment to developing new competencies within the
organization to establish ultimate customer service. Ferko's fundamental
principles are as vital and relevant today as in the beginning: assemble a
strong, knowledgeable sales team, build a company team committed to working
together, and maintain an inventory unmatched in the industry.
The success story from this dynamic young firm took root from humble
beginnings: just two people, an 1800 square foot warehouse, and the desire to
succeed. By combining sound business practices and trying hard, Try Hard
Industrial Supply has grown significantly over the past two decades. Operations
are housed in a modern facility more than ten times larger than the original -
20,000 square feet with an extensive inventory of quality products essential to
the industrial mill industry.
Today, Frank Ferko is still actively involved in plotting strategy for
growing the business, but has transferred much of the day-to-day management
responsibility to his two sons. John and Dario Ferko share their Father's vision
and are carrying on the family customer service tradition. Customers, suppliers
and staff alike have endorsed the able and aggressive leadership style of these
next-generation business professionals.