Distribution Center


While its roots go back to pioneering composites distributors of the 1950s, Composites One LLC was created in 1999 through the merger of three leading composites materials distributors (GLS Composites Distribution Corp., CMI and RP Associates). Initially a joint venture, Composites One was founded by Cook Composites and Polymers (now CCP Composites) and GLS Composites Distribution Corp. GLS Composites Distribution Corp. is wholly-owned by the Dehmlow family which has 60 years and 4 generations of composites distribution experience.

Over an 8 year period starting in 2000, Composites One grew both organically and through five strategic acquisitions of other composites distributors. In 2012, GLS Composites Distribution Corp. bought out its partner, CCP Composites, and the Dehmlow family became sole owners of Composites One, increasing their commitment to the composites industry.

The next major step in its evolution occurred in 2014 when Composites One bought Nexeo Solutions composites distribution business. This acquisition allows Composites One to offer composites materials from over 500 suppliers through 41 distribution centers across the US and Canada. More than 9,000 customers in every area of composites manufacturing, including the marine, consumer recreation, construction, corrosion resistance, energy, aerospace, defense and transportation industries, rely on Composites One as an essential source of raw materials and maintenance supplies.

With a clear focus on creating value for customers, Composites One provides unmatched technical support through 110 technical sales professionals, technical support managers, and product and process specialists. The company invests over 90% of its assets in inventory and accounts receivable to provide the most value for customers and suppliers. Company trucks and drivers ensure timely and safe delivery of key raw materials. Additionally, Composites One is an industry expert in Closed Mold Technologies, and as a founding member of the Closed Mold Alliance, provides education and process support to assist manufacturers to improve quality and productivity.

While the composites industry continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of society, the one constant has been Composites One’s commitment to serve as a single source offering the widest range of products, services, and expertise available to composites manufacturers.

What We Do
For Our Customers and Suppliers

At our essence, Composites One performs 8 valuable functions for our customers and supplier partners:

Buy products in large, efficient quantities from our supplier partners.
Sell an array of products that our customers can combine into a single order from a single source.
Deliver the right products to our customers at the right time, the right place and in the right quantity, safely and efficiently.
Store products near our customers so they can reduce their inventory investment and delivery lead times.
Finance our customers by providing lines of credit and flexibility with terms as they grow.
Absorb risks for our customers and suppliers. We carry millions of dollars of products so that our both our customers and suppliers can carry less inventory and eliminate obsolete and damaged inventory. Our suppliers also improve cash flow and eliminate credit risks because we reliably pay our bills.
Service products with our extensive technical knowledge, process expertise and regulatory compliance support.
Provide market information from our team of sales and marketing people who talks with hundreds of customers and suppliers about composites materials across the continent every day.