USGBC Platinum Partner, Nichols Talks the Talk & Walks the Walk


Founded in 1936, Nichols is one of the largest independently owned paper, packaging and sanitary supply distributors in the Great Lakes region. We are headquartered in Norton Shores, Michigan and have seven locations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to serve commercial customers ranging from K-12, Higher Education, Health Care, Industrial/Manufacturers, Office Buildings, Hotels and Casinos and more. For decades, we have been providing products that clean, protect and package for the industrial, education, healthcare, building service, hospitality, and food processing markets. We offer a full range of products and equipment to fill your needs and we represent the best manufacturers that the industry has to offer.

Our mission is to help customers achieve clean and healthy facilities and the safe shipment of products. The cleanliness of your building directly relates to the health of those that work and live in your buildings. The products and tools that you use for cleaning affect your indoor air quality and we choose to follow the green cleaning standards that LEED specifies. Following this standard makes it easy to recommend the right products and tools.

Our corporate sustainability efforts started more than ten years ago and we have successfully achieved the following in our Norton Shores headquarters and distributions center: 87% landfill diversion rate, more than a 50% reduction in energy use, 40% reduction in water use and we have achieved LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance originally in 2010 and recently in October 2015 under Version 4.0. The building is also Energy Star certified with a score of 91 and a two time winner of Michigan Battle of the Buildings in 2014 (1st place) and 2015 (2nd place). We share the knowledge we have gained from this journey with our customers and the communities we serve.

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