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Regularly planned preventative maintenance on your equipment will reduce downtime and overall repair cost by detecting small problems before they grow into larger ones. Ask our service manager for details on a planned maintenance contract customized to fit your needs.

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Order online! Over 3,000 products are featured in the Acorn catalog delivering cost-efficient and effective results for every area of your business. Learn more about our products!

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Acorn delivers information on newly introduced products as well as products that provide special benefits or superior results. Review the featured products section to learn how to obtain the best results through market-leading sanitation, janitorial and foodservice products!


No one can tell you what Acorn delivers better than Acorn customers! Hear how Acorn delivers industry and product expertise and the best foodservice, sanitation and janitorial supplies, and the right products for any job!


Acorn Distributors will be closed on Monday, May 26th, for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Please click here for a copy of our Indiana holiday schedule, or here for a copy of our Ohio holiday schedule. Acorn thanks all veterans and their families for their tremendous sacrifice.

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On October 1st 2013, our Columbus Ohio branch, held their 2nd annual Trade Show in Powell, Ohio at the Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center. With over 50 vendors present, our customers were introduced to plenty of new products and innovative solutions for their business needs that were well received. Over 90 door prizes were given out along with lunch during the afternoon. Columbus had a very successful turnout and truly enjoyed spending the day with their customers.


Acorn DistributorS: DELIVERING TO YOU

At Acorn Distributors, we deliver more than foodservice and janitorial supplies to some of the best foodservice, janitorial, healthcare, industrial, property management and educational organizations in the Midwest. Acorn leads the industry in delivering everything our customers need to succeed: training, janitorial equipment, expertise on the latest technology and procedures, superior service and pricing, and of course, supplies—including certified Green products.

Acorn delivers to every customer the highest quality sanitation, janitorial and foodservice products and services. Yet by getting to know and understand each unique business and their needs, Acorn also delivers strategies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and increase profitability.

Acorn wants to get to know you and your business. What can we deliver to you?

Sanitary maintenance magazine feature- One on one with jennifer rosenberg

Succession planning is a difficult endeavor for any company owner. Therefore, it’s often procrastinated and avoided. Not only does succession planning have the capacity to cause a business to fail, but if not done properly, it can also tear apart the family who owns the business. But if passing down the torch to the next in line is well thought out and planned, business should keep functioning without Sanitary Maintenance Magazine Feature - One on One with Jennifer Rosenbergany major hiccups.

In the case of Indianapolis-based Acorn Distributors Inc., succession planning has been top-of-mind since Al Wachter became sole owner of the company in 1999. After convincing his daughter, Jennifer Rosenberg, to come back home and work for him, he’s made it a goal to pass down the knowledge and know-how of running the business. But Rosenberg didn’t start out right away in management. She worked her way up through the ranks with the company starting as a salesperson until she officially took over as president in 2005, when she purchased 52 percent of Acorn.

Today, Rosenberg runs Acorn with the values instilled in her from her father and has crafted her own management style along the way. Putting her employees first and creating a positive, fun work environment, she is setting her distributorship up for success for many years. And who’s to say she won’t pass down the family business to one of her three children.

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Indianapolis Star Feature - Rising Star: Jennifer RosenbergIndianapolis Star Feature - Rising Star: Jennifer Rosenberg

Acorn Distributors President Jennifer Rosenberg is not just another heir to a throne.

The 38-year-old Carmel resident went out of her way to prove herself in the family business: providing janitorial and food service supplies.

She started from the ground up in 1999, building her own contacts and creating her own sales territory. Rosenberg beat the streets, proving her credibility.

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Acorn Distributors Receives WBE Certification from the State of Indiana & THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

Indianapolis—June 18th, 2013— Acorn Distributors of Indianapolis recently received its WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification from the Mayor's Minority Business Devlopment Division of Indianapolis. Acorn previously received its WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification from the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Division of the Indiana Department of Administration.  Acorn received certification for its wholesale distribution services, which includes paper products, janitorial equipment and institutional foodservices equipment.   

"These certifications will allow Acorn to expand what we do best—providing industry-leading products and exceptional customer service—to the many organizations seeking minority-certified providers who can fulfill state contracts," states Jennifer Rosenberg, President. 

A national distributor of foodservice and janitorial supplies, chemicals and janitorial equipment, Acorn was founded in 1976 by Al Wachter and is now led by Rosenberg, who is Wachter’s daughter.

Acorn acquired Cottingham Paper in Columbus, OH, in 2007 to establish a second location from which to serve its Midwestern market.


Acorn Distributors, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN acquired Cottingham Paper of Columbus, OH in September 2007.

Founded in 1932 by Robert Cottingham, Cottingham Paper is considered one of central Ohio’s premier distributors of janitorial supplies and equipment, paper and disposable foodservice industries with approximately 60 employees.

Acorn will continue to operate out of the same Columbus, Ohio distribution facility with the same friendly staff and employees that customers have grown accustomed to over the years. This acquisition enables Acorn to improve both purchasing power and geographic representation, thereby improving the service and value to customers in Indiana, Ohio and the surrounding states.