Facilities Services & Suppliers

Responsible for "Facilities related" purchases. These include: tools; hardware; supplies; and miscellaneous Office Supplies/Furniture. Also includes purchasing outside services for Institutional repairs or new projects relating to: Plumbing; Carpentry; Machine Shop; Electrical; HVAC; & Heavy equipment. (Note: These services should not be confused with the Facilities Department's skilled trades shops.)

Below is a list of preferred suppliers of facilities goods and services.

Industrial Suppliers

MSC Industrial Supply Co.

MSC is one of the nation's largest direct marketers of industrial supplies and equipment. Free shipping and special pricing available for WHOI.

Grainger Industrial Supply

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Free shipping and special pricing available for WHOI.

Metal Finishing

Accurate Metal Finishing, Inc.

Accurate Metal Finishing, Inc. has been providing a large number of different industries with quality finishing for over 30 years. Our primary services include: Electropolishing, Hard coating, Anodizing, Chromating, and Passivation. WHOI PO required.

Metal Suppliers

General Supply & Metals, Inc.

Metals Service Center Wholesales Industrial Supplies. Credit card accepted or WHOI PO.

Turner Steel Co., Inc.

Services: Saw Cutting, Shearing, Flame Cutting, Drilling, Threading, Punching, Bending, Welding; Products: Expanded Metal, Steel Grating, Stair Treads, Threaded Rod, Drill Rod, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Round Tubing. Credit card accepted or WHOI PO.

Yarde Metals

Yarde Metals carries a multi-metal inventory specializing in aluminum, stainless, carbon steel, brass and copper in a wide range of standard, unique and hard to find sizes. Yarde offers a variety of modern processing services to ensure quick turnarounds and fast deliveries. WHOI PO.

Heat Treating

Industrial Heat Treating, Inc.

Industrial Heat Treating, Inc., in business since 1942, provides Vacuum, Aluminum and Induction Heat Treating, Annealing & Stress Relieving, and Gas Nitriding. WHOI PO required.


Rapid Sheet Metal Inc

Rapid Sheet Metal Inc is the sheet metal equivalent of a SLA service bureau. Fast. Quoting and fabricating precision sheet metal to your 3D CAD data. Credit card accepted or WHOI PO.

Pocasset Machine Corp.

Pocasset Machine Corporation is a thirty-year-old private corporation equipped to manufacture prototype as well as production quantities of metals and plastics. WHOI PO.