U.S. Communities

Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.

Lowering Your Procurement Costs

Applied Industrial Technologies industrial maintenance supplies
Competitive pricing on thousands of industrial maintenance supplies.
  • Phone: 877-468-7231
  • Fax: 216-373-5578
Lowering Your Procurement Costs

Applied Industrial Technologies understands that in these tough economic times, you’re responsible for cutting costs. We can help lower your procurement costs and make ordering easy through our U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing agreement. Take advantage of U.S. Communities pricing on a wide range of maintenance supplies and services from Applied.

The Applied U.S. Communities contract includes competitive pricing on thousands of industrial maintenance supplies, including bearings, power transmission, material conveyance, hydraulic and pneumatic components, hose and fittings, and rubber products used in the everyday operations of wastewater treatment plants, facilities maintenance, airports, public utilities, public works departments, mass transit operations, educational facilities and more . We also offer competitive pricing on our full line of services, including MaintenancePRO® technical training, rubber and hose shop services, repair and rebuild services, and inventory management programs, providing a number of solutions to help your agency lower your procurement costs.

  • Energy Efficient Solutions: motors, gearing, belting, variable frequency drives, soft starts & more
  • Inventory Management Inventory and Inventory Management Solutions for storeroom and warehouse inventory optimization
  • Repair & Rebuild Services ‐ hydraulic, pneumatic, circuit boards, gearboxes, ball screws & more
  • Rubber Services ‐ conveyor belt installation & repair, rubber fabrication, chute lining and more
  • MaintenancePRO Technical Training courses
Core Competencies

Industrial MRO product categories including:

  • Bearings
  • Power Transmission
  • Material Conveyance
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Components and Accessories
  • Hose, Hose Fittings & Disconnects
  • Rubber Products

Products to support:

  • Public Works
  • Departments of Transportation
  • Mass Transit
  • Public Utilities
  • Colleges, Universities & VoTech
  • Wastewater & Water Treatment
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Physical Plants
  • Road & Bridge Departments
  • Airports
  • HVAC
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Management
Stretch Your Budget Dollars!

With 90 years of experience and 4 million parts, we’ve helped maintenance managers reduce inventory costs by implementing our inventory management program. We’ve devised solutions to create more efficient systems. We’ve extended the life of machinery by recommending a different bearing for the application. And more. You, too, can enjoy endless solutions to drive costs down, by partnering with Applied Industrial Technologies and the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance.
Supporting America’s communities with our value added proposition:

•24-hour emergency support
•24/7 online purchasing via our website, Applied.com
•Part sourcing and OEM conversion
•Product and technical expertise
•Local service (Click here to locate your Applied Service Center)
•Increased productivity
•Reduced maintenance costs
•Cost savings with a competitive pricing structure
Energy saving products and solutions
•No minimum order requirements
•No membership costs or registration fees


Our pricing offering was determined through competitive solicitation by Maricopa County, Arizona. The contract pricing structure represents significant discounts, ranging from 10% to over 70% and covers one of the most robust industrial MRO product offerings available. This represents over 2,000 world class manufacturers, 4 million line items and related services.

For our detailed pricing information please contact us at uscommunites@applied.com or call Applied Industrial Technologies Government Sales team at 1-877-468-7231 for more information.


How do I place an order with Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.?
If you are a U.S. Communities participant, complete an Applied Account Registration Form.

Already an Applied Customer?
Contact a member of our Government Sales Team at 1-877-468-7231 to have your account linked to our U.S. Communities contract. Please note, you must be a U.S. Communities participant before you can benefit from our U.S. Communities contract. Click here to become a U.S. Communities participant. For more information, please contact a member of our Government Sales Team at 1-877-468-7231 or uscommunities@applied.com.

4 Convenient Ways to Order:
Call: 1-877-468-7231
On the Web: www.applied.com/uscommunities
Email: uscommunities@applied.com
Visit: Stop by one of our Applied Service Center locations. Click here to locate your local Applied Service Center.

Who is Applied Industrial Technologies?
Applied (NYSE: AIT) is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors of bearings, power transmission components, hydraulic components and systems, pneumatic components and systems, industrial rubber products, linear components, tools, safety products, general maintenance and a variety of material handling products. We also provide customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services, as well as vending solutions and services to meet maintenance training needs.

Where is my nearest Applied service center location?
To locate your closest Applied Service Center, please click here.

Can I purchase Applied products online?
Yes. Our website, Applied.com, provides 24/7 access to more than 4 million products. U.S. Communities participants must register with the Applied-U.S. Communities partnership program before registering for Applied.com to receive their unique contract pricing. Click here to register for the Applied-U.S. Communities partnership program.

Does Applied offer after-hours emergency support?
Whether you need a product at 10:00 a.m. or 10:00 p.m., Applied is nearby and there when you need us. Each Applied service center provides 24-hour emergency service seven days a week. Click here to locate your nearest Applied service center.

What is the Applied Documented Value Added® (DVA®) Program?
DVA is a comprehensive report that details what you save as a result of the products and services you purchase from Applied. Whether we help you install energy efficient motors, implement a storeroom management system or provide you with technical training, DVA documents the hard numbers that impact your bottom line.

While the price for MRO components is often the most visible means of reducing production costs, many underlying costs can be minimized to increase a facility’s profitability. Our field representatives are able to calculate savings resulting from improved product life, reduced maintenance and labor costs, reduced energy consumption, lower cost product substitutions, reduced inventory investment and a host of transactional savings. True savings go right to the bottom line in improved product output or direct savings to your operation.

Through a proprietary software package, our associates can track and report DVA services on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. Our customers have realized more than $2 billion in documented value added savings. Whatever category your payback is in, we can show you with clear documentation how you’ve saved by doing business with Applied. Click here to learn more.

Who can participate in the Applied-U.S. Communities program?
States, State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Non-Profits and Special Districts.

What is covered under the Applied-U.S. Communities contract?
Our contract includes competitive pricing on thousands of industrial MRO supplies such as bearings, power transmission, material conveyance, hydraulic and pneumatic components, hose & fittings, and rubber products. In addition, we feature more than 4 million products available on our website www.applied.com and our most popular products are featured in our Applied Product Catalog.
We also offer competitive pricing on our full line of services including MaintenancePro® technical training, rubber & hose shop services, repair and rebuild services and SupplyPro® vending solutions. Click here for more information.

If my agency already has an account with Applied, do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your Applied Account Manager or call 1-877-468-7231 to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account.

Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Yes. As a U.S. Communities participant and Applied customer, your agency will receive very competitive price pre-negotiated pricing on any size order (contract #:11091). There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the Applied U.S. Communities program.

How does it save time and money?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. On average, U.S. Communities participating agencies will receive significant savings over traditional procurement practices. Most agencies today are spread too thin. Agencies are downsizing administrative departments, and retiring or departing purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The U.S. Communities program provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids. The time savings allow the department to accomplish its work tasks more efficiently with the personnel on hand.

Can more than one person at my agency register?
Yes, additional users can register by completing the standard registration process; the system will automatically unify all registrations that use the same TIN under one agency account. Alternately, existing users can add new users from within their account.


Freight Included on Standard Stocked Items*
* For items under 70lbs and orders over $50


Success Story

Applied Industrial Technologies provided the right solution for Harford County (MD) Public Schools' freezer project while saving time and money. Click here for the full story.