On Thursday, December 18, 2008, Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc., located at 1802 Dennis Street in Jacksonville, FL, opened its warehouse doors for the Annual Christmas Cookout. Eastern welcomed over 400 guests serving them homemade barbeque pork, chicken, turkey, and sausage with sides of baked beans, potato salad, green beans, and banana pudding. The cookout was held from 11am to 2pm.

This cookout has a special place in the hearts of the associates of Eastern and the appetites of their customers. Eastern associate Jimmy Wight prepares all the meat himself using large smokers borrowed from a customer. Although the barbeque meat takes Wight more than a day and a half to prepare, he loves taking this “…time to spend with the customers and enjoy some good conversation.” All other side dishes are prepared in the branch kitchen. This event began six years ago and has grown exponentially every year since. Customers already are anticipating next year’s cookout!

Established in 1980, Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. has quickly become a dominant competitor in the Commercial and Industrial PVF market as well as Commercial Plumbing Products. Independently owned and operated, Eastern has continued to expand across the Southeast in order to better serve their customer base. Eastern has built a successful business by daily committing to exceed customer expectations. For more information or a full list of locations, visit www.easternfirst.com.