Hood River Supply Association was formed as a result of the merger of Mt. Hood Farmers Co-op and Hood River Grange Supply on January 3, 1949. The first board of directors and manager of Hood River Supply Association were:
President: Earl Moore
Vice President: Ralph Perry
Secretary: M. S. Walton
Directors: R. E. Olson, Joe Goe, George Morell, Darrell Evans
Manager: C. H. Getchell
In the early years of business, Hood River Supply Association had five employees including the manager. Products and services provided by the cooperative were petroleum products, grower supplies, Ferguson tractors, implements and parts, new and used cars and parts, tires and tubes and a machinery shop.
Hood River Supply Association in the first couple of years served over 200 member/customers in Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat counties. An average of 18 people were employed by Hood River Supply Association in the early 1990’s.
Products and services currently made available to Hood River Supply Association members are petroleum product sales and service, orchard machinery sales and service, agri-products fertilizer, hardware, feed, seed, paint, orchard supplies, lawn and garden power equipment and pellets. Orchardists, farmers, urban homeowners, logging, construction and businesses of all types, government agencies, schools and segments of the local economy are now being served by Hood River Supply Association.
Hood River Supply Association’s currently serves customer/members that reside in the Mid-Columbia areas of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties. Hood River Supply has over 1500 members that are serviced through two retail outlets in the Heights of Hood River and in the John Weber Business Park in Odell by thirty employees.
Hood River Supply Association was formed as a result of the merger of Mt. Hood Farmers Co-op and Hood River Grange Supply on January 3, 1949. The Hood River Grange Supply had been around for many years offering many products, specifically bulk petroleum at their location on 1027 W Industrial St, Hood River, OR. 97031.
- Moved to the Heights
In order to better serve our customers, Hood River Supply moved from their previous location on 5th and Cascade and set up shop on 12th street in the heights. This central location offered petroleum products, grower supplies, Ferguson tractors, implements and parts, new and used cars and parts, tires and tubes, and a machinery shop.
- Property in Odell
In 1994 Hood River Supply started to rent property in Odell to serve the orchards, vineyards, farms, and trucking companies.
- New Building-Odell
With the end of the Odell rental lease, Hood River Supply had a tough choice. Much of the discussion revolved around the possibility of moving the entire co-op operation to a new building in Odell. The final decision was to continue two store locations, but construct a new building in Odell. Buying the property next to their previous rental location the construction process only took 5 months to complete; only shutting down for 2 weeks. The new location has 10,000 square feet and includes all of the same departments as the Hood River location.