Tom Noble Sr. establishes Noble Sales Co. Inc. in 1982 as a business focusing on selling chemical and other industrial products to institutional customers in the greater Boston area. The company operates out of the basement of the family home in Hanover, Massachusetts. Tom Sr. services customers and develops new business, while Rosemary Noble processes the invoices and pays the vendors. Tom Sr. always felt that “it was better to get a customer what they needed, instead of trying to sell them something that you had.”
Tom Noble joins the family business and re-creates it as Noble Supply & Logistics.
Tom joins the company after a brief professional hockey and finance career. Tom changes Noble’s direction to focus 100% on supply chain management and logistics support for the U.S. Government. Tom renames the company Noble Supply & Logistics and puts together teams focused on winning and supporting new government contracts.
Noble is awarded multiple GSA schedules and builds the technology infrastructure to support our customers at home or abroad. Noble’s product catalog expands from 25,000 products to over 600,000. We provide specialized logistics services in Kuwait to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2005 – 2008
Working with FEMA
Noble provides emergency supplies and services within the Western Hemisphere. Delivery locations include U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Missions. Task orders include delivery of supplies, custom manufacturing, warehousing, hazardous material cleanup, logistics services, and emergency deliveries.
During Hurricane Katrina, Noble provides mission-critical emergency supplies such as tarps, baby food, water, and diapers.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, Noble delivers over 80 truckloads of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and drinking water for victims.
2009 – 2010
Noble develops a network of logistics partners within the Middle East to support U.S. Military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. We expand our operations to include customer support 24/7. Noble develops a robust supply chain within the Middle East.
2011 – 2012
Noble wins USPS MRO Contract and begins Military Storefront Operations.
Early in 2011 Noble starts supporting the Postal Service’s supply needs at mail processing and fleet maintenance facilities.
We build our first storefront to supply the MRO needs of civil engineers at Little Rock AFB, where we provide bench stock and procurement services. By the end of 2012, we build and staff eight more Noble Storefronts on military bases around the country.
2013 – 2014
Noble’s growth accelerates with DLA Troop Support and new GSA contracts
In addition to building new storefronts at Cannon AFB New Mexico, Andersen AFB, Guam, and Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Noble continues services for the DLA, as the Prime Vendor for MRO supplies and tailored logistic support for the CENTCOM and AFRICOM areas of responsibility and the U.S. Southeast Region.
New federal contracts with GSA grow Noble’s contract ceiling by $5.9B
- MRO Purchasing Channel Strategic Sourcing Program $1.18B
- Enterprise Supply Chain Management for Fleet Readiness Centers $280M
- JanSan Purchasing Channel Strategic Sourcing Program $2.9B
- Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) for Office Supplies $1.25B
- Pacific-Northwest-Arctic Industrial Products $327M
2015 – 2016
Noble’s support of our nation’s warfighters increases
As Noble’s global presence grows, new storefronts open at Little Rock AFB Arkansas, Ellsworth AFB South Dakota, Minot AFB North Dakota, Eglin AFB Florida. The DLA awards new contracts designating Noble the MRO Prime Vendor offering tailored logistic support in new regions, European Zone 1 and U.S. Northeast Region Zones 1 and 2. Noble supplies GSA with industrial products outside the continental United States and launches a new e-commerce site for government purchasers.
2017 – 2018
Noble’s Scope Widens
Noble starts two 4PL (Fourth Party Logistics) support operations at Pine Bluff Arsenal and Red River Army Depot, provides extended support for rebuilding Puerto Rico, and opens an OCONUS EUCOM facility to supply GSA customers throughout Europe on an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for expedited delivery of supplies and services. New storefront operations open at NAVSUP facilities at Great Lakes, IL, and state and local contracting through NASPO ValuePoint begins. Noble develops a new Bravo website for supplier opportunities.
Noble opens fulfillment centers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Norfolk, Virginia, and Frankfurt, Germany to support exponential growth.
2019 - 2020
Continuing to expand our capabilities and our footprint
In 2019 Noble opens a new Worldwide Headquarters location at One Seaport Square in Boston, Massachusetts, for our Corporate Services Division. We introduce a new mobile technology that significantly reduces the time spent by customers in our storefront at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. Noble is listed in the Inc. 5000 List of fastest-growing privately-owned companies and on the BGOV200 Top 200 List of Federal Industry Leaders.
Contracts awarded 2019-2020:
- DLA Fire & Emergency Services Equipment TLS Contract
- NAVSUP FLC IDIQ Contract for Two Storefronts at NSA Crane
- GSA OS4 Office Supply Requisition Channel - West Coast
- USAF COVID-19 Facility Cleaning for USAF in Italy
- Contract to operate a Contractor Operated Hardware Store at Kadena Air Base, Japan
- USPS Contract Extension for MRO and Industrial Products
- DLA EUCOM MRO Bridge Contract
- GSA Schedule 51V Hardware Superstore Contract
- GSA Schedule 75/OS4 Office Products, Supplies and Services, and New Products/Technology
- GSA MRFS BPA for Maintenance, Repair, Facility Supplies
Noble Provides Critical Support for COVID-19 Response
Noble is an early adopter of COVID-19 contingency plans and one of the first government industry partners to provide quantities of PPE to support COVID-19 response. Military, federal civilian, state, local, and commercial customers count on Noble to secure and deliver supplies needed to run hospitals, nursing homes, military bases, government agencies, prisons, airports, and businesses, to name a few.
A Pivotal Year
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awards Noble one of six spots on the maximum $33B 10-Year contract for its Special Operational Equipment (SOE) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) Program. The contract supports U.S. DoD and Federal customers globally. TSSi joins Noble in March 2021 to expand support for customers under the SOE contract.
Noble's 2021 Contract awards include:
- DLA TLS SOE (10 yr, $33B)
- Aviation FSG53 (10 Yr, $1B)
- DLA TLS MRO Pacific Region 5 Yr, $562M)
- DLA TLS MRO EUCOM (5 Yr, $568M)
- GSA OS4 (5 Yr, $125M)
- USPS Building and Equipment Maintenance Products and USPS Industrial Products (8 yr, $586M)
- DLA FedMall
- GSA MRO Req (5 Yr, $125M)
- Hawaii Industrial Supply Store (5 yr, 40M)
Federal Resources becomes a Noble company in October of 2021. With a broader range of mission-critical products, the new organization offers customers streamlined procurement and reduced supply chain risk.
Noble’s technology, logistics capabilities, supply chain, and contract portfolio continue to develop as we look forward. We will sustain this growth by strengthening relationships with customers, exceeding customer expectations, teaming with government and business partners on new programs, and empowering our teams to succeed.