Founded in 1848, in Macon, Georgia, S.P. Richards has been known as a prominent U.S. wholesaler for more than 150 years. S.P. Richards was acquired by Genuine Parts Company in 1975, and today is one of America’s largest distributors of business products, office furniture and computer supplies and other business products, including furniture, computer accessories, office machines (such as printers and faxes), cleaning supplies, and break room necessities. S.P. Richards also offers products for health care providers and classrooms. It has more than 40 distribution centers throughout the US and Canada, and delivers some 50,000 products -- including proprietary brands such as SPARCO, Elite Image, and Lorell -- to almost 4,000 resellers.