About Us

Founded in 1881, Neill-LaVielle Industrial Supply of Louisville, Georgetown, and Bowling Green, is a “Just-in-Time” general line industrial distributor serving all of Kentucky, northern Tennessee and southern Indiana.

Neill-LaVielle’s success has been achieved through technological awareness, long-term investment in facilities, inventory, manpower, and through exceptionally close relationships with key suppliers. We are also committed to a total quality program that is ongoing and gives us continuous process improvements.

Neill-LaVielle’s key to growth lies in its “Just-in-Time / Right-the-First Time” quality order processing. Growth, at Neill-LaVielle, is achieved through a dedicated staff of field sales and order service specialists. This group of specialists are diversified in product specialization and application know-how and are assisted by a fully integrated computer system linking the three regional distribution centers and the supplier network.

Vision Statement

Neill-LaVielle Supply Company represents quality supply partners with dedicated employees serving the needs of our valued customers.

Mission Statement

  • We strive to provide our customers with unparalleled value for the highest quality products and services in the markets we serve.
  • We are dedicated to providing and fostering a positive workplace environment for our employees that promotes teamwork with an emphasis on customer service through training programs, goal incentives and recognition.
  • We continue to develop and strengthen relationships with industry leading manufacturers of quality products that offer superior performance and value beneficial to our customers and our company.




Neill-LaVielle began and was founded as Fogerty & Neill, which was located at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Louisville. Fogerty & Neill began primarily as a supplier for the shipping industry along the Ohio River and then expanded their customer focus to include manufacturing.

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The name of Fogerty & Neill was changed, and the company was incorporated as the W. H. Neill Co.

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The name of W. H. Neill Co. was officially changed to Neill-LaVielle Supply Co. by amendment to the corporate charter.

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Neill-LaVielle entered the bearing and power transmission market by establishing Bearings Incorporated which operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Neill-LaVielle.

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The company once again entered into a new market by opening a steel warehouse which is known today as Neill-LaVielle Steel. Neill-LaVielle continued to grow at its original location by acquiring additional buildings along Main Street.

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As a distributor of mill supplies, steel and bearings it became increasingly more difficult to operate from a series of five story buildings. Therefore, in 1955, the company decided to move from its original location to the southern part of the city into a new facility on South Brook Street.

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As the company continued to grow, our first branch location opened in Bowling Green, KY to service the western portion of the state.


Following that success we opened another branch location in Lexington, KY in 1973 to support the eastern Kentucky market.


In 1974, the company chose to move from South Brook Street to our current location on South Floyd Street in support of The University of Louisville’s expansion needs.

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Bearings Incorporated adopted the new name of Bearings of Kentucky.

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Today, Neill-LaVielle’s corporate headquarters remain on South Floyd Street along with Bearings of Kentucky. Neill-LaVielle Steel operates from a separate location on Jennings Lane and we continue to have branch locations in Bowling Green and Georgetown.

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