Highbar Trading Co. is a digital organization that distributes operational commodities at a low cost to serve using a technology-driven approach to the market place. Instead of stocking thousands of items, we use a virtual inventory platform to fulfill the needs of our customers with next day national delivery and even same-day delivery in some markets. By using a digital approach to the marketplace it allows our company to quickly expand into new product categories such as industrial supplies, packaging, safety products, lab supplies, and more. Highbar Trading Co. uses 44 virtual inventory fulfillment centers across the country with access to 1000+ manufacturers from a single source. The company was founded by Justin Miller, Todd Miller, Ben Miller, and Mark Light. The Millers Light team has a combined 40+ years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Information Technology, and Finance.
Justin Miller has 20 years of experience in the Office Essentials Industry. During that time he held several positions such as warehouse/driver, account executive, Assistant VP of Sales, VP of Sales, and Director Sales. As Justin became more involved in the industry he began to make numerous industry contacts with Buying Groups, Fortune 1000 CEOs, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Wholesalers. Justin has spent six years on the Make a Wish Mid-South Associate Board, serving multiple executive roles over the course of his involvement.
Todd Miller has 15 years of experience in the Office Essentials Industry. Over the years he was promoted to several positions including marketing manager where he learned negotiations with manufacturers and vendors alike. As he became more involved in the business he also began to make numerous industry contacts with the government, Fortune 1000 CEOs, the non-profit community, business suppliers from around the country, wholesalers, and networking organizations. Todd is involved with Porter Leath, The Mid-South Food Bank, Agape, and many other non-profits in the Mid-South.
Mark Light has 10 years experience in the Accounting and Finance fields. He has prior business ownership experience as an owner of a local startup steel fabricator. During that time as the Director of Finance and Accounting, he built the accounting and finance modules from scratch that were crucial to the development of the company. Mark looks to bring his experience in business formation and financial development to the team in order to take this broad line business supply company to the next level.
Ben Miller has 18 years of experience in the Office Essentials Industry. In the past, he has been instrumental in IT management, operations, and purchasing to help run the business efficiently. Ben automated and improved allocated purchasing from wholesalers, implemented right stocking protocol to optimize stocking/non-stocking product mix, managed relationships with manufacturer and representative group sales representatives, worked to solidify partnerships with key value add vendors, analyzed and managed stocking inventory, and worked to optimize data and order flow between entry, processing, and distribution.
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A little over a year ago we took a chance on a new, up and coming business supply vendor, Highbar Trading Co. and collectively, we could not be any happier. Each month I receive a spend analysis report which, among other things, screenshots what my different departments spending habits are and shows us what changes, if any, need to be made internally. They make me look like a rock star, plain and simple. But speaking of rock stars, I can’t forget to talk about Highbar’s customer service and their operations team. We are definitely not their largest customer but they treat us as if we are. We are forever grateful that we took a chance on the Miller-Light team at Highbar who believe in raising the bar a little higher each time they succeed and we are loving being a part of their success. Trust me, you will too.
“Fast Delivery and Easy Invoicing are the two things that mattered most to me when deciding to go with Highbar Trading. They guaranteed that they would be able to provide me with the things that my business needed and they have more than delivered. I have over many locations that are in very remote parts of the state but as promised, my orders are still packed and delivered the very next day. In addition, having an accounting background, I have very specific requirements when it comes to invoicing that most companies cannot or don’t try to meet. Highbar Trading has worked with me to provide a system of invoicing that fits perfectly with the needs of my very busy schedule. I am very happy with my decision to give them a try
MSHN Enterprises, LLC
Support Solutions partnered with Highbar Trading a year and a half ago for our office and janitorial supplies. Highbar was able to deliver to each one of our locations around the country with next day free delivery. Nine months into the partnership we sat down again to discuss further cost savings initiatives and they introduced a true standardized approach to our business by creating a custom online catalog. This made sure that every person was ordering the same product for the job across the organization. Putting the custom catalog into place saved us an additional 22% annually. Highbar knows how to implement a true standardized approach to any company with multiple users and locations and especially organizations who specialize in group living care.
We've partnered with Highbar Trading for the past year, after previously working with a couple different large national companies for things like office and classroom supplies. The switch to Highbar put us in a position to still have access to the wide variety of (sometimes very specific) items we needed, but also provided us with a very personal experience. Having a dedicated person to contact directly with any questions or special situations is completely invaluable, and I can't think of many vendor partners of ours (in any industry) who work as hard or who make as much of an effort to know and understand our school as Todd Miller. We know that Todd and Highbar are in our corner, and will do whatever they can to make things smooth for us.
Middle School Principal
My experience with HighBar trading company has been exceptional. I always receive world-class customer service. The online ordering process for office supplies is simple and my products come the next day. The analytical reports set them apart from other vendors. It makes tracking purchases and spending easy. I have also been very pleased with the process of ordering bulk furniture. Once the order is placed I receive regular updates about the timeline. The HighBar team has been outstanding at servicing the two Freedom Preparatory Academy sites that I have managed.
I truly cannot Thank You enough for every minute of your help in all of our furniture orders. I had no idea what I was doing, and with your help I was able to successfully have everything here before school on Monday. Thank you for every email, every text, every phone call. Thank you for calming me down when I needed it but most of all Thanks for being you. What a blessing it is to have you on my side!! You’re the BEST.