Memorial Day holds a special meaning for Wallace Distribution. The business opened its doors in 1922, operating out of several buildings and warehouses in downtown Morristown, with D.M. Wallace as one of the company’s founders. In 1963, then-president John D. Wallace broke ground on a new warehouse and distribution center in the Witt community of Hamblen County.
On Memorial Day, Saturday, May 30, 1964, Wallace Hardware shipped its first order of merchandise from the new warehouse.
58 years later, as Memorial Day weekend approaches, business is still bustling at Wallace Distribution with Doyle M. Wallace leading the company as president, and fourth generation of the Wallace family, John Doyle Wallace, serving as the company’s director of operations.
Wallace Distribution hosted an employee luncheon on Thursday, May 26, 2022 to honor the company’s history and continue the celebration of 100 years in business.
Doyle Wallace spoke at the luncheon, acknowledging the many Wallace employees who have been with the company for over 20 years.
He concluded by pointing out that one employee in particular would be celebrating 60 years with the business on May 30th and that employee was Richard Snowden.