Over the years and due to the demand of customers, Gulf Supply has expanded and three new companies formed: Drugnostics Biomedical, Inc., PPE Rentals Inc. and Gulf Coast Training and Testing, Inc. Now, the group of companies is referred to as The Gulf Companies. Together, they are a full service organization that serves the construction and industrial workforce. Under the recent ownership of Colleen Kennedy, Melvin’s daughter, the companies have become WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) certified Women’s Business Enterprise. With the companies growing, a new location was opened in Pascagoula, MS in August 2014 in order to expand service coverage to a new area. Colleen, along with her husband Butch, have been a part of The Gulf Companies since it started, and they are both heavily involved in day to day operations.
Gulf Supply Co., Inc is the largest supplier of safety and janitorial products in the area, selling in bulk and single items. Gulf Supply Co. was started in 1994 by Melvin Hyer. He had previously owned Industrial Safety Products, which stood at the same Mobile, AL location (where Gulf Supply is still located) since 1976, but decided to start fresh with a completely family owned company. Since then, Gulf Supply has branched out to four seperate companies and has recently opened a second location in Pascagoula, MS.
PPE Rentals, Inc is a full service rental company that provides short and long term rental of specialized industrial equipment that includes fall protection, gas monitoring, traffic control, explosion proof lighting, fresh air ventilation, and supplied air respirator solutions.
Drugnostics Biomedical, Inc is a nationally certified drug and alcohol testing facility providing same day drug and alcohol testing on site or at either of our offices. Drugnostics Biomedical also sells drug and alcohol screens as well as other screening supplies.
Gulf Coast Training & Testing provides online or classroom OSHA Certification and Safety Training in both English and Spanish.