About Us

Vision Statement   |  Mission Statement   |  Values  |  What We Offer

Tim Harris


Established in 1994 by Tim Harris (pictured), Joe Ford and Chris LaMothe, Harris & Ford, LLC is a major distributor of chemicals, ingredients and related products and services to food, personal care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, water treatment and industrial customers. The company's consistent growth and success is testimony to the experience and commitment of its founders. With more than 55 years of combined experience in chemicals, Harris & Ford is well respected for the vision, integrity and proficiency it brings to the distribution business. We believe in adding measurable value, providing result-oriented solutions and exceeding customer expectations. Harris & Ford is a company founded upon and focused on providing our customers the highest standard of service in our industry.

Location, Location, Location

Harris & Ford is geographically well-positioned to deliver your product mix at significant cost savings. We are located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Crossroads of America, which is ideal for warehousing and shipping

nationwide. Six major highways converge in Indianapolis. The city also offers heavy concentrations of rail with readily available container and intermodal rail car services, plus an international airport with customized commercial and industrial cargo handling services. The proximity of suppliers and manufacturers, combined with the balance of transportation systems, reduces inventory and transportation costs.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create partnerships with our customers to help them achieve their goals and to exceed customer expectations by bringing innovation, integrity, and proficiency to the supply chain and distribution cycle.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide consistent, high-quality, low-cost, value-added distribution services.


  • Maintain a high standard of safety to protect our employees, customers, vendors, and community.
  • Create a team of diverse backgrounds and skill sets to provide the best customer service in our industry
  • Continually sustain growth through honest business practices
  • Promote sustainability through recycling, reducing carbon emissions and using energy efficient equipment

What We Offer

Strategic Stocking

Warehouse space rental is available on long or short-term basis, and less-than-truckload and third-party shipping are available to facilitate:

  • Inventory Reduction and Management
  • Just-In-Time Rapid Replenishment
  • Higher Inventory Turnover
  • Lower Total Freight Costs

Customized Service

Harris & Ford provides the most efficient consolidation and distribution solution to businesses, large or small, with:

  • 12 Warehouse Locations Worldwide
  • 215,000 Sq. ft. Warehouse at Main Headquarters (Projected 2013 – Currently, 65,000 sq. ft)
  • Cost-effective Pricing
  • Environmentally-controlled Warehousing
  • Quality Control
  • Private Labeling
  • Intermodal Shipping: Air, Ocean or Land (Rail or Truck)
  • International Shipping and Freight Forwarding


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