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Blain's Farm and Fleet

(Private)  
Retail
2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  
Overview



Founded in 1955 by brothers W.C. (Claude) Blain and N.B. (Bert) Blain, Blain's Farm & Fleet stores are specialty discount retailers with 36 locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Receiving management, merchandising and distribution services from Blain Supply, Inc., each retail store is a division of one of the Farm and Fleet Corporations, as shown in our store locator. They are not owned by or a subsidiary of Blain Supply, Inc. Following the vision of their father, Robert Blain and Jane Blain Gilbertson (N.B. Blain’s children) remain steadfast in offering customers high-quality products, competitive prices, reliable service and providing you with a family shopping experience. Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores have 150,000 items available for sale so that everything you need for your family or for a project are found under one roof. Major Brands Offered: Carhartt, Levi's, Sag Harbor, Hamilton Beach, Chicago Cutlery, Rubbermaid, CharBroil, Huffy, Purina, Toro, Black & Decker, Moen, Michelin, John Lyons, Science Diet, Milwaukee, Delta, MTD, Healthtex, Columbia Sportswear, Farnam, Fram, Lee, KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Coleman, Cooper Tire and many more!

Culture

Family Values are at the heart of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Those family values provide a strong sense of purpose and are why so many associates thrive in the Blain’s Farm & Fleet environment. As an associate of our family owned company, you’ll be treated like family, with kindness and respect.

  • You’ll receive holidays off because you deserve to spend time with your loved ones.
  • You can expect reasonable hours because we’re not open 24/7 like other retailers.
  • You’ll find the training you need to succeed so you can seize the many career opportunities within Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Blain Supply.

Environmental Sustainability – It’s important that the company you choose for your career matches your beliefs. You know how important caring for the environment is and so do we. In fact, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores have received awards for their sustainability.

Did you know that…

  • The large ceiling fans used in Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores reduce the use of heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer?
  • Leftover oil from oil changes is turned into an alternative fuel source for heat in the auto center?
  • Occupancy light sensors throughout the stores help reduce overall electricity use?
  • Old tires and batteries that are replaced by our auto mechanics are recycled?

Like you, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint in every way possible.

Socially Responsible –  Blain’s Farm & Fleet has been a member of many communities for decades and every day we are thankful for that opportunity. Reinvesting in the communities we so proudly serve gives all of our associates a reason to be proud of the company they work for. Here are just a few of the ways we have and continue to give back. 

  • American Heart Association – Did you know that Blain’s Farm & Fleet ranks top in the nation for funds raised?
  • Kids Helping Kids – Blain’s Farm & Fleet donates over $10,000 to local charities on behalf of area children to help them learn that the holidays are about giving.
  • Tools For Schools – As we purchase new automotive equipment for our service centers, the tools that are replaced are cleaned up and donated to local high school automotive programs so students can get hands on experience.
  • Pet Adoptions – Many stores host regular pet adoptions with local humane societies and pet rescue groups.
  • 4H Sponsorships – Each year, Blain Supply provides approximately 350 trophies and 180 ribbons/rosettes to 4-H Clubs throughout our communities.
  • FFA – Blain Supply works with the FFA each year to establish four educational scholarships for students pursuing a 4-year degree in agriculture.

Whether it is supporting the local Boys & Girls Clubs, Toys for Tots or numerous other worthwhile organizations, Blain's Farm & Fleet is actively involved in giving back to charitable programs in the communities we serve.

Financially Secure – You need to be assured that the company you choose to engage with is financially strong and sustainable long term. With 60+ years of proven growth and stability, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has never closed a store because we invest in what counts – our associates and our facilities. With Blain’s Farm & Fleet, your job is secure because of the company’s dedication to associate training, store innovation and renovation and customer experience. Concentrating on the things that matter in our company, such as our associates and our facilities, while remaining strategic in corporate growth, is what makes us so financially secure.

Career Growth & Development – Blain’s Farm & Fleet is large enough to achieve real growth alongside our customers, associates and in our communities. As an associate with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you are not a number to us, but a person. Your growth, career path and training opportunities are of the utmost importance. As you choose to expand your career with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you may select the career path that is right for you. Whether you are a store associate, in retail management or at Blain Supply Headquarters, your career is certain to prosper with us.

Diversity – There is an old saying, “If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.” At Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Blain Supply Headquarters, we walk together to promote a culture of respect, teamwork and togetherness. Here, all walks of life come together to make each one of us stronger. Collectively, we celebrate the differences that make us one.


Benefits

You need a benefits package that will truly make a difference in your life. In addition to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Profit Sharing / 401k
  • Paid vacation time
  • Competitive Pay
  • Close on major holidays
  • Numerous opportunities for growth and advancement because of our commitment to continuous training, consistent and measured growth and financial stability, and
  • Much More
And, most important, all of this is nicely packaged in a family environment dedicated to making your career flourish.
Vision

Following the vision of their father, Robert Blain and Jane Blain Gilbertson (N.B. Blain’s children) remain steadfast in offering customers high-quality products, competitive prices, reliable service and providing you with a family shopping experience.

Our Philosophy: Offer customers good, honest value by providing the best brands available at the lowest price possible.

Products

Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores have 150,000 items available for sale so that everything you need for your family or for a project are found under one roof.

  • Auto service center
  • Automotive batteries
  • Candy
  • Children’s clothing
  • Electrical supplies
  • Electronics
  • Farm supplies
  • Fencing supplies
  • Footwear
  • Furniture
  • Giftware - Hand tools
  • Hardware
  • Housewares
  • Lawn & garden supplies
  • Men’s clothing
  • Nature centers
  • Oil/chemicals
    (automotive)
  • Paint
  • Pet supplies
  • Plumbing materials - Power tools
  • Replacement auto
    parts
  • Sporting goods
  • Tires
  • Toys
  • Truck accessories
  • Women’s clothing
  • Workwear
  • And...TOYLAND!!
Contact

Blain Supply, Inc.
PO Box 391
Janesville, WI
53547-0391
608.754.2821
info@farmandfleet.com