S.E. Drey & Company History
S.E. Drey & Company, Inc. was founded in 1959 by Sid Drey with the aim of providing casters and wheels locally to the food service industry. Just as the company was beginning to prosper, Sid learned of a terminal illness. For months he prepared extensive notes on the operation of the business. At the time of Sid’s untimely death, Jean was a homemaker with three small children.
Jean raised her family and ran the company successfully for the next 30 years. Hundreds of businesses came to depend on the extensive inventory of casters and wheels over the years, even as the breadth of products grew to include all types of material handling equipment including, shelving, carts, hand trucks, dollies, moving supplies, etc. the company served Indiana’s largest manufacturers in virtually every industry, and had the items needed daily by many small businesses as well.
Jean retired and sold the business in 1996 to the Curtis family who continued to operate from a more modern facility in a new business park at the former Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
The company was then purchased by the Baugh family in 2013 and subsequently moved to the Park 100 area. The business has become more diversified to better serve the businesses of Indiana and the rest of the country with the supplies they need. The company still serves the food service industry but In order to continue our growth, we have expanded into virtually every type of business enterprise in nearly all market segments. We are growing more heavily into the material handling side of the business. We have added outside sales and free delivery to many customers in the Indianapolis area. Our expanded product line includes pallet shelving, platform trucks, pallet jacks and heavy duty rollers of all types. We have also developed a close relationship with B&P Manufacturing, which gives us a complete line of top quality customizable hand trucks. Whatever your company does, we have the equipment to help you do it easier, faster, and better. Let’s talk about how we can address your special needs.