Standing in our offices in Henderson, Colorado, it's difficult for us to imagine how things were when Loren Hart started the business in March of 1985. Back then, Loda shipped its products (mostly marking guns and labels) to customers from the basement of Loren's house in Westminster, Colorado. There was a strong need at the time for a company that sold the kinds of products that Loda provided and as our reputation for quick delivery, quality customer service, and quality supplies expanded, so did our catalog and our customer base. As we've grown, though, we've never forgotten the core tenants of what made us so successful in the first place. We still value our customers and do our best to provide high-quality customer service; we're still working hard to get the best products available into the hands of our customers at the lowest price possible; and we're still committed to keeping a large inventory of products on-hand and ready to ship.
Over the last twenty-seven years we have grown our retail product lines to include marking guns, attachment tools, labels and hooks, fasteners, signs, stickers, register paper, ribbons, bags and just about anything that a retail store needs for their everyday operations. Early on, we also expanded our product line to include thermal printing systems and supplies. We sell a variety of thermal printing systems and the software that makes designing and deploying consistent label images a simple and user-friendly process. If you use a Point-of-Sale system then our software can also work with your databases to make printing accurate product information fast and simple. In addition, our catalog of thermal media includes not only a wide-variety of sizes but a large selection of colors, adhesive types, and other choices. With our long-time experience in the world of thermal printing, we're confident that if you contact us today looking for a particular label that we can either find what you are looking for or get you in touch with a company that can.
In the 1990's Loda expanded its inventory to support horticulture products in addition to its traditional retail services. In horticulture, specifically, we carry a huge array of the tags, labels, printers, ribbons, signs, and other supplies that are essential to operations for nurseries, aldermen, greenhouses, researchers, garden centers, and growers of all kinds. In the years since entering the industry we've become the largest distributor of Sato's horticulture line of products in the United States, working with companies of all shapes and sizes.
In that time, we've also developed an expert understanding of the needs of the industry and have acquired a line of products that we are proud to stand behind as the most dependable and cost effective of their kind. Our thermal printing systems are among the best in the industry and our custom printing services will impress both you and your customers. It's hard to get quality products that hold up against the elements, which is why we've spent years learning about what works so you don't have to. If you have questions about printing and merchandising products in horticulture, Loda is an industry expert you can trust. To get started, visit our horticulture section today or just give us a call!