TUG History

The United Group® (TUG) was formed in 1983 as a regional buying group for independent distributors of disposable products. During the 1980s, TUG experienced strong growth and expanded nationwide, and in October 1997 Members completed their purchase of the group. Equal ownership among Members has helped bring strength and cohesiveness to the group, as Members have a vested interest in making TUG succeed and actively supporting its goals. Within The United Group every Member — regardless of rebate volume or tenure — has an equal voice in the group.