About Us

Company History

Blue Ash Industrial Supply was founded in 1984, when Bob Ochs opened his cutting tool business in a small warehouse in Cincinnati. The passing decades saw BAIS grow in size and expand its offerings, but the founder’s core philosophy remained the same: “Quality and customer satisfaction are first and foremost, so do whatever it takes to accomplish this.” Because of this, many of our customers have been with us since the beginning and remain loyal to us today.

Who We Are Today

Founded as an industrial distributor specializing in cutting tools, BAIS has grown to become one of the region’s leading MRO integrated suppliers and a complete metal-working fluids manager. BAIS serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, stocking over 10,000 items in our 12,000 square foot warehouse located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We represent all major manufacturers and we are a stocking distributor of Iscar, Ingersoll, SGS, Guhring, Hangsterfer’s, Lista and many more. As an unbiased supplier, we can offer the best tool for your job based on technical qualities, not on a sales contract.


To be the best Industrial Distributor in our region, as measured by customer and associate satisfaction, supplier excellence and efficiency gained for our customers.

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