The American Dream Story of Industrial Solutions Company
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 15, 2022, March 15, 2022

Longtime residents Barbara and Leonard Oldums are living their American Dream in The American Dream City with their business, Industrial Solutions Company

"Since 2011, Industrial Solutions Company is a wholesale distributor of janitorial supplies and safety supplies,” Barbara Oldums said. We are also a converter manufacture of a disposal towel, where we found our niche, and it’s called TUF towel.”

“We also sell masks, gloves, sanitization agents. I worked in medicine for 37 years. I didn’t know anything about the industrial supply business. My wife was very patient with me to teach me. It’s paid off big dividends.”

As President & CEO of Industrial Solutions Company, Barbara Oldums has made Industrial Solutions Company an Award-winning Wholesale Distributor of Janitorial and Safety Supplies. Currently, she is the one of the few African American, Women-Owned Converter Manufacturer of Disposable Towels in the Country. 

For the past ten years, Leonard Oldums has been helping to improve the company’s growth as Vice President & CFO. His unique ability to establish relationships with a variety of people has helped the company overcome setbacks, reduce debt, and continue turning a profit. 

Industrial Solutions Company is a supplier for the Texas Rangers, Trinity Metro Transit, DFW Airport, Arlington Live! by Loews Engineering Department, City of Arlington Fire Department, Greater Arlington Chamber, Archer Western, Dallas Cowboys, Omni Hotel Dallas, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin Commercial, Beck Group, Manhattan Construction and more.

In 2020, Industrial Solutions Company was selected by the Texas Rangers as the “Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner” Award. In 2021, the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce awarded the company “Outstanding Small Business of the Year” in the Woman-Owned Category.

“It’s always been a dream of mind to be a successful business owner. The American Dream means you’re passionate about this idea and you can see it to fruition. You only have yourself to stop it. You just keep going, and eventually, you will achieve your dream.”

“My wife and I are one, so this is our business,” Leonard Oldums said. “When it does well, well then, it reflects our hard work, our labor and our persistence.”

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Longtime residents Barbara and Leonard Oldums are living their American Dream in The American Dream City with their business, Industrial Solutions Company.

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