Plumbers Wholesale Supply Company employees, business owners and community leaders cut the ribbon during a celebration of the company’s 75 years in business in Gadsden. Photo courtesy of Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce.
By Kaitlin Hoskins, News Editor
A staple to the Gadsden community celebrated 75 years in business this past week.
Plumbers Wholesale, located at 2100 Forrest Avenue in Gadsden, celebrated this milestone with the Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a day of discounts and giveaways on Friday, September 28.
The company was presented a proclamation by Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford at the September 26 city council meeting. The proclamation named Saturday, September 29, 2023, as Plumbers Wholesale Supply Company Day in the City of Gadsden.
“Plumbers Wholesale quickly became a vital part of Gadsden’s growing community and over the years has even provided numerous people with lifelong careers,” the proclamation read. “Their hard work and dedication have turned Plumbers Wholesale Supply Company into a household name in Etowah County and the surrounding areas.”
Over the last several decades, Dave Cummans, Alan Ross, Cole Cummans and their family members have worked with other local employees to continue to provide service to their customers and the community.
“We owe everything to this community,” Cole Cummans said. “Our family, our friends, they’ve just made everything work for us and we hope that we’ve worked hand-in-hand with the community. We just thank you all so much.”
The family-owned and operated company was founded on Forrest Avenue in 1948 by George Cummans and L.O. Trout, who moved to Gadsden from Evansville, Indiana.
“Thank you to Plumbers Wholesale for investing 75 years in the City of Gadsden,” Council President Kent Back said. “It’s not often that you have a business that will stay somewhere 75 years. They’ve done a great job for our community.”