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Hi-Line Overview

Dallas, TX
51 to 200 employees
1959
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Hi-Line has been keeping America’s industry running strong for over half a century. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, we provide timely access to over 30,000 quality industrial MRO products through our nationwide network of mobile industrial hardware stores. We bring ... Read more

Hi-Line – Why Work For Us?


​​​Hi-Line has been keeping America’s industry running strong for over half a century. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, we provide timely access to over 30,000 quality industrial MRO products through our nationwide network of mobile industrial hardware stores. We bring both the store and the service to you.

Our wide array of products is complemented by our unparalleled inventory management services. Each store is managed by a highly trained Territory Manager, who serves as your personal, on-site product and inventory management expert. Our Territory Managers make sure you have the parts you need, when you need them. We’re there to keep your business moving, 24/7/365.

Our History

Hi-Line was founded in 1959 by J.P. Sheaffer when herecognized a genuine need in the market place—businesses were hurting for inventory management and timely, direct delivery of quality electrical and mechanical maintenance products. His solution? Take the store and the service to the customer.

J.P.’s dream took shape as he started operations out of his Dallas home. In the beginning, J.P. enlisted the help of his sons each night as they stocked and loaded his old Pontiac station wagon with product. The following morning, he would personally service his customers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, managing their inventories of aftermarket products.

​​​“We learned early that it was our knowledge and expertise that customers valued most and which set us apart. Not only did we find the right part for the job, we managed their inventory for them, keeping it organized and stocked so they could focus on production.”

—J.P. Sheaffer, Founder and Chairman

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​​​Hi-Line Today

Hi-Line has grown from those humble beginnings into a nationwide distributor of industrial MRO supplies. Today, Hi-Line’s Territory Managers drive fully stocked mobile stores with direct access to over 30,000 parts. Our Territory Managers are highly trained and equipped to serve the needs of the transportation, aviation, facilities maintenance, aerospace, medical, military, marine, power generation, manufacturing and heavy equipment industries.

Hi-Line’s growth and service reputation are founded on three core values:

  1. Quality Products
  2. Quality Service
  3. Competitive Pricing

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​“Every successful company is made up of core beliefs. These beliefs are the foundation that helps the company grow and prosper. Here at Hi-Line, our beliefs revolve around hiring great people, providing quality products, giving outstanding service and offering competitive pricing.”

Mike Sheaffer, President​​​​​​​



​​​​​​​​​Our Mission Statement:

Hi-Line, a financially sound and responsible company, will continue as a progressive, growth-oriented distributor of quality electrical and mechanical maintenance products. We will remain committed to providing the highest level of professional and friendly service to our customers. Hi-Line is dedicated to provide our team members with a quality standard of living in a healthy, work environment.​​​​​​

Want to be your own boss? Watch our overview video and find out if you have what it takes to be a Hi-Line Territory Manager.​​​​

​​Top 10 Reasons To Join Hi-Line​​

​​Have any doubts about whether Hi-Line is a smart move for you? Hi-Line is built on a solid foundation with over 50 years of sales success and strong financial management—we’re a debt free company. Our Territory Managers find their career with Hi-Line to be fulfilling and rewarding.

Here are 10 great reasons to join Hi-Line:

  1. Uncapped earnings structure The harder you work, the more you make.
  2. Independence You control your destiny.
  3. Opportunities for career advancement We grow our leaders from within the organization.
  4. A financially healthy company Hi-Line is a debt free company with proven sales success for over 50 years.
  5. Comprehensive product & sales training We offer numerous training opportunities in the classroom and in the field.
  6. Recession-resistant sales We target a highly diverse industry group and our maintenance supplies can see increased demand in lean times.
  7. Protected territories with plenty of prospects You will always have potential customers to call on.
  8. Our core values Integrity, quality & service.
  9. Customer service support We have a team of knowledgeable product experts available to assist you and your customers.
  10. Comprehensive benefits package Our benefits package includes medical, 401(k), life insurance, and long-term disability protection.


​​​​​​​Hi-Line Territory Managers find their job both rewarding and profitable:

​​As a rookie TM, I have been blown away by the amount of support and training that Hi-Line has given me. They invest heavily in a new recruit's ability to succeed.

Thomas Crutcher


​​​I'm a critical part of my customer's supply chain. They depend on me to keep their inventory stocked so they can keep production moving.

Bob Elliott

​​As a Hi-Line Territory Manager, I love the independence of managing my own territory along with the uncapped earnings potential. The sky is the limit on how much I can make.

Mike Hoglind

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​​​​I've always wanted to own my own business. Hi-Line is the best of both worlds. I manage my own store—and Hi-Line is there to support me with a team of customer service, accounting and marketing professionals that have my back.

​Tim Hervey​​

Hi-Line is pleased to provide a comprehensive benefits plan that is responsive to your needs and the needs of your family.

Medical Coverage/Family Medical Coverage

  • For all Hi-Line Team Members and Dependents
  • Eligible 30-days from first day of employment

Prescription Drug Coverage

  • For all Hi-Line Team Members and Dependents
  • Eligible 30-days from first day of employment

Dental & Vision Discount Plan

  • For all Hi-Line Team Members and Dependents
  • Eligible 30-days from first day of employment

Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Hi-Line Team Member only
  • Eligible 30-days from first day of employment

Life Insurance

  • Hi-Line Team Member only.
  • Eligible 30-days from first day of employment

EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

  • Hi-Line Team Member only
  • Eligible 30-days from first day of employment

Confidential counseling services

401(k) 

  • Eligible for immediate enrollment upon employment
  • 100% Vesting is upon 6 years of employment

Holidays

Hi-Line observes 8 Holidays per calendar year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Tuition Assistance Program

Reimbursement of up to $150 per credit hour for the cost of tuition, textbooks and fees.

Service Recognition:

Hi-Line formally recognizes Team Members upon the completion of 3 years of continued service, 5 years of continued service, and every 5 years thereafter.

Business Start-Up Support:

Includes:

  • various allowances
  • free promotional items
  • merchandising assistance
  • marketing support assistance
  • career training programs
  • protected territory
  • business management software
  • inventory

Bonuses and Incentives

  • lucrative monthly and annual bonus opportunities
  • milestone achievement awards
  • referral bonuses
  • special awards
  • promotions

HI-LINE is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/DV.​​​

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    Great family oriented company that has been around and run by the same owners for almost 60nyears. Super friendly people.

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    The facility is old but even that is kind of charming and endearing.

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    Haven't been here long enough to know if any advice is needed. so far so good.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hi-Line (Columbus, IN) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Now I understand why they only want a high school education. They are looking for a traveling parts bin filler
    With no true sales experience.

    The three goals seem obtainable. But there lots of clauses to keep them fairly well protected. Deep dive on financials.

    Good products and right concept. Upfront money to get business.

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