A family tradition of excellence

In 1964, Shell Oil Company launched a company to distribute their quality fuels, lubricants, and solvents. After a few years, Alton G. Layne, a Shell employee, bought the business from Shell. From then on, the name A.G. Layne became synonymous with a trusted family-owned business dedicated to serving major industrial markets. Today, we continue this tradition as a top-rated regional distributor in the Pacific Southwest known for reliability and customer relationships.

Redefining Customer Service

With over 50 years in the distribution business, we consider our customers to be our biggest asset. We maintain these valuable relationships in several ways.

  • Quick response. Our company is structured for solving problems quickly. We get to know our customers’ requirements and ordering patterns so we can offer reliable, fast service such as next day delivery and assistance with inventory management.
  • Sharing knowledge. Due to our longtime experience, we can interpret changes in the marketplace. We communicate this intelligence to benefit our customers’ decision making.
  • Attention advantage. We keep up lines of meaningful communication that other companies don’t always provide. In this way, our customers get the attention they deserve.