March 2024


Abernathy Company’s current managing directors

Abernathy’s portfolio includes hundreds of products under four exclusive brands—Abernathy, Ralph Brothers Detail, Magic Cast, and GotDog—all manufactured in Texarkana, Arkansas. The company operates two distribution centers—the primary one in Texarkana and a secondary facility in Shreveport, Louisiana. These products are sold to wholesale and retail customers. They are used in a wide variety of categories like automotive care, bathroom care, odor control, floor care, food services, industrial cleaners and degreasers, janitorial supply, jewelry care, laundry care, pet care, personal care, and many more. Furthermore, Abernathy has expanded into premier warehousing and distribution services through AR3A Warehouse, boasting nearly 600,000 square feet of space across four warehouses strategically located at the juncture of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. This allows easy access to major interstates, the Texarkana Regional Airport, and Arkansas Railways. Celebrating 125 years of operation, Abernathy and its exclusive brands are known for offering dependable products and services year after year. Their success is grounded on their ability to adapt and listen to customers, deliver quality products and services on time, exceed their customer expectations with unparalleled customer service, and always operate with a strong sense of heritage and integrity.

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY MANUFACTURER Abernathy Company Established 1898 76 Employees “Solutions today for a cleaner world tomorrow”

In the 1970s, Ralph Brothers Laundry became RB Chemical, expanding into industrial cleaning supplies and

contract cleaning services.

Abernathy Company began as Ralph Brothers Laundry in 1898, serving Texarkana and the surrounding area. Embodying a spirit of innovation that would define the company, the original owners began producing their own detergent to cut costs. As word got out about the high quality of those first products, others began requesting to purchase their growing product line. Thus, this fledgling manufacturing enterprise was born. In the 1970s, Ralph Brothers Laundry became RB Chemical as it began diversifying its product line and introduced industrial cleaning products, towels, tissues, janitorial supplies, and contract cleaning services. Entering the early 1990s, the company adopted the name Abernathy Company. Today, Abernathy Company stands as a diverse conglomerate serving hundreds of businesses and institutions. Abernathy manufactures and sells a comprehensive line of professional-grade cleaning chemicals, solutions, and services for industrial, institutional, commercial, and automotive applications. Although their primary customer base resides in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, they also serve customers nationwide and internationally.

PLASTIC MANUFACTURER Goins Plastic Source Established 1999 30 Employees “Fast, Affordable, Dependable”

In 1993, Plasco Designs, Inc. was founded by Barbara and Charles Wilson in Texarkana, Arkansas. This marked the beginning of their venture into manufacturing the first generation of work- in-process plastic totes designed for the food processing industry. Working alongside the Wilsons, their daughter and son-in-law,



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