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Johnston is a family-owned business with the team vision of being your wholesale distributor of choice by providing customized system solutions.



Mold Found in Laundry

Mold Found in Laundry Linked to Illness, Even Death

A recent report in the trade publication Becker's Hospital Review relays a disturbing story that mold found in laundry was linked to illness, even death.

College and Career Day at Genesee Elementary School

On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, Genesee Elementary School of Auburn, NY hosted their first Career and College Day, and Johnston was among the lucky group of native businesses and business people that were invited to participate.
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Beyond Food Safety: Do You Have a Food Defense Plan?

Here’s something to consider when putting together your HACCP-based food safety plan: intentional contamination. Learn about precautions to take against intentional food contamination.
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Are Rags the Answer? Probably Not! Read Why

Cleaning your facility is no easy task. Spills, dirt and mold must all be handled right away, regardless of your industry. You may be used to cleaning with rags. After all, they are cheap and do the trick, right? Wrong!

Since 1881

Johnston has always stood for



Our heritage means years of accumulated industry knowledge, the ability to see the bigger picture, and the know-how to determine the best possible approach. Combining this mastery with the drive to deliver exceptional results, Johnston goes beyond sales, developing strategic, end-to-end tailored solutions for each customer since 1881.

Is Your Facility the Best it Can Be?

Johnston offers this FREE site survey as an easy way for us to introduce ourselves and for you to get piece-of-mind on what we can offer.

Use the form below to request more information.

“Excellent Response & Knowledge of Industry”

The way in which Wegmans and you were able to work together and determine how to best continue serving the needs of our customers was commendable. We recognize that your part in this was not easy and we thank everyone involved for their efforts. We should be proud of how we came together, without overreacting, and quickly put plans and actions in place to protect our customers, our supplier partners, and our business interests. Thank you for all you did.

Colleen Wegman
Colleen WegmanPresident of Wegmans Food Markets

“Fast Service & Great Prices”

The installation and service of the equipment was done in a timely and organized fashion with every deadline met. Johnston made a commitment to Mazzone Hospitality to provide a quality product at a reasonable and transparent price. They have kept their word and we look forward to a mutually rewarding future. I am grateful for their professionalism and am pleased beyond measure with their performance and product.

Angelo Mazzone
Angelo MazzoneOwner of Mazzone Hospitality

“The Service, Training, & Results have
Exceeded Our Expectations.”

“I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for the Johnston Food Service/Chemical Sanitation Program.  The service, training, & results have exceeded our expectations.  With the Johnston program we found our actual savings were much higher than initially projected & have realized lower costs than our previous program.”

Stephen M Clark
Stephen M ClarkSt. Ann’s Community Director, Dining & Nutrition

“Best Cleaning Products I have Ever Used in My 28 Years.”

“I have three statements about Johnston:
1. Outstanding customer service. 2. Customer friendly ordering system. 3. Best cleaning products I have ever used in my 28 years in the food service field.”

Debbie Thoms
Debbie ThomsClifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, Food Service Director