The Memphis-based company founded in 1968 by Edward Porter was purchased in 200 by Judge George H. Brown, Jr. in hopes of making it a family-run business venture. Since acquiring ownership, the business has had 2000 percent growth, gaining new clients within the Mid-South and expanding to new markets with the help of George’s children, Hank Brown and Laurita Jackson. With such substantial growth in such a short time, the name “Memphis Chemical” didn't quite seem to accurately represent the company.
As of today, Memphis Chemical is now 1Source, allowing customers to understand from the get go, that it truly is a one-stop shop.
“One of the driving factors for the name change was the new items offered,” says Hank Brown, Vice President of...