About Us

Centar Industries is an industry leader in proudly supplying schools internationally with a wide assortment of products ranging from Restroom and Locker Parts to School Equipment, helping to ensure faculty and students a healthy and productive educational atmosphere.

Our company was founded in 1983 by Bruce Harper in his St. Louis basement, and the first customer was a school district in Kansas City. We offered 100-percent guaranteed service back then and we still do, to more than 9,000 customers including not only schools but also businesses, health clubs, government institutions and more.

It all started for us with a focus on locker repair hardware. Centar expanded in schools over nearly four decades of service to include locker locks, chair glides and toilet partition repair hardware. In 1990, we grew our product offerings further to include corridor, PE and athletic lockers as well as toilet partitions.

In 1995, Centar worked with the St. Louis Rams to remove, store, reinstall and refurbish the lockers at the temporary training facility of the future Super Bowl champions. By 2008, on-site refurbishing of lockers was a key part of our business.

You know those annual school supply checklists? Every school has one as well, whether it needs new or replacement materials for each year’s incoming students. Our team is here to make sure your school is covered, with an ever-expanding line of products ranging from markerboards to swingsets to atomic wall clocks to cafeteria tables.

As times changed in the hallways, through big hair and mullets and Instagram selfies, we kept growing our commitment to students everywhere. Centar expanded its sales territory to include all 50 states, Bahamas, Canada and Mexico.

Our mission remains the same today. We will work hard to prove that we are and will continue to be your only parts source, at a substantial savings for your institution. We partner with the most respected manufacturers in the industry. If you do not see an item on our website that you need, please let us know.

From complete locker to rivet, our goal is to provide the widest selection of quality parts and equipment. Your satisfaction is our top priority. Look here for General Information, and feel free to phone us at 800-843-7878 or email custservice@centarind.com.

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