Through its dedication to innovation and continual customer contact, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. has transformed itself from a small bib overall company to the largest workwear manufacturer in the world. Sold in every state in the U.S., Dickies now offers a broad spectrum of work garments ranging from work pants and work shirts to denim jeans and women’s workwear. Since its beginnings in 1922, every piece of Dickies workwear has stood for the quality, toughness, and pride that embodies the spirit of the American worker.
C.N. Williamson and E.E. “Colonel” Dickie began their business careers in the “vehicle and harness” business in Bryan, Texas. In 1918, they made what turned out to be a momentous decision when they and a few friends established the U.S. Overall Company. Then, in 1922, C. Don Williamson joined with his father and cousin to buy 100% of the overall company on a one-third-each basis and renamed it Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company.
From its early years, Williamson-Dickie enjoyed steady growth, slowed only by the Great Depression, and during World War II, the company was sequestered to produce millions of uniforms for the nation’s armed forces. In converting to civilian production after the war, C. Don Williamson began a strategy of geographical expansion and established new production facilities, warehouses, and sales territories throughout the United States. In the late 1950’s, Williamson-Dickie became an international company by expanding into the European market and the Middle Eastern market – where Texas oilmen introduced the Dickies brand to Middle Eastern oil fields.
While Williamson-Dickie began as a bib overall company, today it has grown to be the number one manufacturer of work apparel worldwide. By continually expanding and updating its selection, Williamson-Dickie now offers garments ranging from its staple work pants and work shirts to items such as women’s workwear, chore coats, and denim jeans. Dickies® workwear is currently sold in all 50 states and throughout the world in countries such as South Africa, Australia, Russia, Chile, Japan, Iceland, Canada, Europe and Mexico.
Founded in 1976, Entreprise Robert Thibert Inc. is Canada’s leader in vehicle accessories distribution. With an extensive inventory of car and truck accessories, electronics, tools, alloy and steel wheels, recreational vehicle parts and accessories as well as hitches and trailer parts, all distributed throughout multiple warehouses across the nation. Robert Thibert Inc. also has one of the largest axle manufacturing and trailer parts assembly lines in the country. Entreprise Robert Thibert Inc. is a flourishing company in constant evolution.
With warehousing equating to over 600 000 square feet, located in Châteauguay, Mercier, Lacolle and Napierville – Quebec, in Moncton – New-Brunswick, in Mississauga – Ontario, in Winnipeg – Manitoba, in Calgary and Edmonton – Alberta and in Surrey, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Entreprise Robert Thibert Inc. is capable of offering a very efficient nationwide service.
Daily deliveries to more than 10 000 customers are completed by a vast fleet of company owned trucks. The company can count on over 500 employees in all our distribution centers and administrative offices to promptly service our customers.
With recent company acquisitions, specialized in RV accessories distribution and tools distribution, Entreprise Robert Thibert Inc. is always expanding its expertise, thus providing a solution to all of our customers’ needs.
Always striving to offer products and services at the forefront of technological advancements, the company is equipped with state of the art tooling for the trailer axle manufacturing line. We also developed strong partnerships with manufacturers of alloy wheels using the most advanced casting procedures, allowing us to obtain extremely solid and lightweight wheels.
For the sake of preserving the environment and to reduce its ecological footprint, the company built the corporate office in Châteauguay using geothermal energy and is also using shipping boxes made mostly of recycled material.
The company’s corporate office located in Châteauguay, on Montreal’s south shore, is home to all administrative departments such as customer service, order desk, sales and marketing. These departments collaborate together and are committed to offering exceptional customer service.
Entreprise Robert Thibert Inc., the leader in automotive accessories distribution, remains a model of quality and excellence.