U.S. Communities

Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.

Lowering Your Procurement Costs

  • Phone: 877-468-7231
  • Fax: 216-373-5578

Applied Industrial Technologies can help lower your procurement costs and make ordering easy through our U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing agreement. Take advantage of U.S. Communities pricing on a wide range of maintenance supplies and services from Applied.

The Applied U.S. Communities contract includes competitive pricing on thousands of industrial maintenance supplies including:

  • Bearings
  • Power Transmission
  • Material Conveyance
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Components
  • Hose & Fittings
  • Lubrication Products & Equipment

We also offer competitive pricing on our full line of services including:

  • MaintenancePRO® technical training 
  • Rubber & Hose Shop Services
  • Repair & Rebuild Services
  • Inventory Management Programs


With over 90 years of experience and more than 6 million parts, we've helped thousands of customers find the right products & solutions, reduce their inventory costs and satisfy their customers. We would like to do the same for you.

Here are a few of the benefits you can expect when working with Applied:

  • 24/7 on line purchasing via our website, Applied.com
  • Part sourcing and OEM conversion
  • Product and technical expertise from our trained associates
  • Local service, with over 450 U.S. locations (Click here to locate your Applied Service Center)
  • Increased productivity and local inventory to support your immediate needs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Cost savings with a competitive pricing structure through our Documented Value Added® or DVA® program
  • Energy saving products and solutions
  • No minimum order requirements
  • No membership costs or registration fees


Our pricing offering was determined through competitive solicitation by Maricopa County, Arizona. The contract pricing structure represents significant discounts, ranging from 25% to over 50% and covers one of the most robust industrial MRO product offerings available. This represents over 2,000 world class manufacturers, 6 million line items and related services.

For our detailed pricing information please contact us at uscommunites@applied.com or call Applied Industrial Technologies at 1-877-279-2799 for more information.

Facilities Solutions

You can control costs while improving performance and efficiencies with facilities maintenance solutions and services from Applied Industrial Technologies. Applied® works closely with you to assess your application needs and select the MRO product solutions and services to help you meet your goals.

Count on Applied for bearings, power transmission, material conveyance, hydraulic and pneumatic components, hose & fittings, and rubber products from trusted suppliers. You will also receive competitive pricing on a full line of services, including MaintenancePRO® technical training, rubber & hose shop services, repair and rebuild services.

Key Product Solutions:
  • Bearings, Seals & Belts
  • Power Transmission
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Industrial Hose and Fittings
  • Gearing & Material Handling
  • Tools & Safety Products
  • MRO Supplies
  • MaintenancePRO® technical training
Public Works

Whether you run a Public Works, Facilities Maintenance or Civil Engineering department, Applied offers the supplies you to maximum efficiency. Here are just a few of the products we can provide to the shops listed.

  • HVAC - Bearings, Motors, Sheaves, Tools
  • Sign - Abrasives, Gloves, Tapes, Tools
  • Plumbing - Anti-Seize Products, Gaskets, Pumps
  • Electrical - Motors, Variable Frequency Drives, Connectors
  • Carpenter - Air Hose, Hardhats, Masks, Safety Glasses, Tools
  • Grounds - Batteries, Belts, Grinders, Hydraulics, Lubricants, Safety Vests
  • Fleet - Compressors, Cylinders, FRLs, Hose, Motors, Pneumatics
  • Streets - Paint, Gloves, Hardhats, Tools
  • Locksmith - Locks, Tools
  • Tool Crib - Abrasives, Aerosols, Tools, FRLs
  • Paint - Brushes, Protective Apparel, Respirators, Paint

We also offer vending solutions that bring control and cost savings to your distributed inventory so that you know where your assets and consumables are at all times.

Higher Education

Whether you run the Admissions Office, Maintenance Shop, Fleet Department or you are a professor working at a college, Applied provides the industrial and maintenance supplies you need to keep your school in A+ condition.

Here are just a few of the products we can provide to the locations listed.

  • Athletic Facilities - Paint & Coatings, Cabinets
  • Custodial Maintenance - Carpet Dryers, Cleaners & Degreasers, Gloves, Wet/Dry Vacs
  • Resident/Dining Halls - Burn Kits, HVAC Suppliers, Food Grade Products
  • Police/Security - Cameras, Emergency Preparedness Products, Radios
  • Vehicle Maintenance - Motors, Belts, Hose, Lubricants, Tools
  • All Buildings - Batteries, Fans, Fire Safety Products, Cleaners, HVAC Supplies, Signage

We also offer vending solutions that bring control and cost savings to your distributed inventory so that you know where your assets and consumables are at all times.


We have experience working with State Departments of Transportation, City Transit Departments, Bus Terminals & Service Facilities. Our trained associates understand your processes and products.

Here are just a few of the products/services we can provide to your facility:
BearingsHydraulic CylindersPumps
ChainIndustrial ChemicalsTechnical Training
Conveyor BeltingLubrication ProductsTools

Auto, Fleet & Equipment Solutions

Applied Industrial Technologies also offers 24-hour emergency support, part sourcing and OEM conversion, cost savings and lead-time reduction for our Auto & Fleet customers. From a single bearing to a hydraulic system, you can count on Applied to have what you need, when you need it.

Bearings, Seals & BeltsMRO Supplies
Gearing & Material HandlingPower Transmission
Hose and FittingsRepair Services
Hydraulics & Pneumatics Tools & Safety Products
Material Conveyance
Wastewater & Water Treament

With our high-quality, brand name industrial supplies, you be sure we have the products you need to run your wastewater or water treatment facility.

Here are just a few of the products we can provide to your operations.

AbrasivesHoseSensing Equipment
Bearings & SealsMotorsTools & Storage
Conveyor BeltingPumpsV-Belts
Chain & SprocketsPaintValves
Sheaves & Pulleys Safety EquipmentVariable Frequency Drives

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Our MRO specialists are enabled with the latest mobile technologies and customer ccount management capabilities. With our barcode scanner order processing system, your Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions® account manager has immediate access to all of your account history and full visibility to available stock throughout the Applied MSSSM distribution network. The system includes bar code scanning that improves order accuracy and expedites the electronic order placement and fulfillment timeline. We use the latest technology to provide you with:

  • Dock-to-stock service
  • Vending capabilities
  • Complete bin management solutions
  • Replenishment cycle schedule based on needs
  • Real-time, detailed quote generation
  • Real-time purchase order processing
  • Dedicated field account managers
  • Labels available with every order
  • Product shipped, received, verified and stocked
Vending Solutions

Our vending solutions bring control to your distributed inventory so you know where your assets and consumables are at all times.

Managing inventory with Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions® systems reduces MRO supply costs and time spent searching for supplies by securing distributed inventory and offering accountability for misplaced assets. Applied MSSSM delivers solutions to manage the most critical assets and commonly used MRO supplies.

Customer Advantages

Applied MSS vending solutions consistently deliver cost savings and results including:

  • 20-40% reductions in spend when adding control to distributed inventory
  • Reduction in procurement costs through automated ordering, interfacing into client systems and inventory alerts to avoid stock outs and associated expedite charges
  • Improved workforce productivity by eliminating time away from work area
  • Increased compliance through authorized permissions to tools and supplies

6-S Inventory Mgmt System

The 6-S System allows Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions® to manage MRO inventory to customer specifications. Using Lean Principles keeps your small parts inventory organized and in stock, using state-of-the-art technology.

  • Sort - Organize, sort and separate what parts are needed & not needed in the work area
  • Set In Order - Bin, label and arrange items so that they are ready & easy to use
  • Shine - Maintain a clean workspace for ease of identifying parts
  • Standardize - Set min and max levels on a frequent basis and revisit to confirm usage
  • Safety - Maintain a safe work environment and continue to improve safety in the workplace
  • Sustain - Consistent service that continues to improve every day

4 Convenient Ways to Order:

Where is my nearest Applied service center location?
To locate your closest Applied Service Center, please click here.

Can I purchase Applied products online?
Yes. Our website, Applied.com, provides 24/7 access to more than 2.5 million products from over 2,000 manufacturers.

Does Applied offer after-hours emergency support?
Whether you need a product at 10:00 a.m. or 10:00 p.m., Applied is nearby and there when you need us. Each Applied service center provides 24-hour emergency service seven days a week.

What is covered under the Applied-U.S. Communities contract?
Our contract includes competitive pricing on thousands of industrial MRO supplies such as bearings, power transmission, material conveyance, hydraulic and pneumatic components, hose & fittings, and rubber products. In addition, we feature more than 2.5 million products available on our website www.applied.com and our most popular products are featured in our Applied Product Catalog. We also offer competitive pricing on our full line of services including MaintenancePro® technical training, rubber & hose shop services, repair and rebuild services and vending solutions.

If my agency already has an account with Applied, do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your Applied Account Manager or call 1-877-279-2799 to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account.

Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Yes. As a U.S. Communities participant and Applied customer, your agency will receive competitively solicited pricing on any size order (contract #:16154). There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the Applied U.S. Communities program.

How does it save time and money?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. On average, U.S. Communities participating agencies will receive significant savings over traditional procurement practices. Most agencies today are spread too thin. Agencies are downsizing administrative departments, and retiring or departing purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The U.S. Communities program provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids. The time savings allow the department to accomplish its work tasks more efficiently with the personnel on hand.


Contracted pricing on Krylon/Sprayon for US Communities users