Formed by a merger in 1972 of the Highland Crate Cooperative and the Exchange Supply and Service Cooperative, Highland-Exchange Service Cooperative operated primarily as a corrugated container broker in Tampa for its citrus industry member organizations. Since then, HESCO's product offering has diversified to include grower, packer and processor agricultural and operational supplies, industrial adhesives, field and storage bins, and janitorial supplies, We service clients in a wide array of industries from our primary facility, a 75,000-square-foot warehouse in Waverly, Florida, about one hour south of Orlando.
HESCO is predominantly a service organization. With an average tenure approaching ten years, our sales service staff and delivery crew know our products inside and out. We have organized our business to effectively support you, our customer. We understand you have many choices, and we work diligently to earn your business on a daily basis. Courteous, knowledgeable and prompt service--that's our "Service-First" approach.
Beyond service, HESCO has the buying power and robust back-end technical systems necessary to provide just-in-time supply logistics fulfillment. We’ve invested heavily in technology to allow us to provide optimal service at reasonable cost. We have our own fleet of trucks that daily span out across Florida and the Southeastern United States, refreshing stock items as needed as well as rushing mission-critical supplies that keep our customers' businesses moving.