Regional Campuses at Wooster, Mansfield and Marion

February 1, 2018
Lowe’s for Pros supplier website joins eStores

Lowe’s Home Improvement and eStores will introduce the Lowe’s for Pros supplier website on Thursday, February 1st. The existing hosted catalog for appliances will be removed from eStores at the close of business on Wednesday, January 31st. The new catalog will include a broad selection of products available in the retail stores at contract discounts ranging from 7-20%.

Available product categories include:

Concrete and masonry supplies
Decorative items
Floor mats
Indoor furniture
Landscaping and gardening supplies
Storage containers

Product Restrictions: Some products such as tools, lighting, plumbing supplies, janitorial supplies and hardware are restricted from the catalog because they are available in eStores through other contracted suppliers such as Grainger, Loeb Electric and Ferguson.

Central Receiving delivery for most orders: Columbus campus staff should have most orders from Lowe’s delivered to Central Receiving with the exception of doors, windows and lumber. Those items should be delivered directly to the customer location. Concrete, masonry supplies and mulch can be delivered to Central Receiving on pallets.

The store locations listed below are set up specifically to receive orders through the catalog. Customers will have the option to pick up catalog orders in the store if necessary.

OSU Main Campus
2345 Silver Drive
Columbus OH 43211
Store #1175
(614) 447-2851

OSU Lima Campus
2411 North Eastown Rd
Lima, OH 45807
Store #0255
(419) 331-3598

Mansfield Campus
940 N. Lexington-Springmill Road
Mansfield, OH 44906
Store #0264
(419) 747-1920

Marion campus
1840 Marion Mt. Gilead Road
Marion OH 43302
Store #1091
(740) 389-9737

Newark campus
888 Hebron Rd.
Heath, OH 43056
Store #0708
(740) 522-0003

OSU Extension Office—Ashtabula County
Lowe's Home Centers, LLC
2416 Dillon Drive
Ashtabula, Ohio
Store #1519
(440) 998-6555

OSU Wooster campus (OARDC)
3788 Burbank Rd.
Wooster OH 44691
Store #1696
(330) 287-2261

No discount on PCard purchases:
The OSU contract with Lowe’s does not extend contract pricing to purchases made in the retail stores. OSU customers should make purchases through the eStores supplier website to receive the contract discounts.

Purchasing contacts for questions related to the Lowe’s contract or catalog in eStores:

Sherry Huegel, Commodity Manager
OSU Purchasing

Christine Cihon
Manager, Supplier Management and eProcurement

September 11, 2017
Supplier Websites: Johnstone Supply and Loeb Electric

The supplier website from Johnstone Supply is now available in eStores. The catalog includes a complete selection of HVAC equipment and supplies at OSU contract pricing. Quotes can be retrieved from the "Find Quote" link at the top of the catalog landing page. Johnstone Punchout User Guide will provide users with order entry tips, information on how to save product lists for future reference and help with how to pick up quotes prepared by the Account Manager.

Loeb Electric has also provided a full supplier website to replace their former hosted catalog in eStores. Along with a comprehensive product selection to match the new OSU contract, this supplier website includes a quote pick-up feature called "Open Bids" located under the My Account menu on the landing page. Users can also save wish lists on the site for future reference and share copies of quotes via email. The hosted catalog from Loeb Electric has been removed from eStores. Loeb-Punchout-User-Guide provides guidance on the "Open Bids" process.

Please contact the eStores Team at with any questions about the new catalogs from Loeb Electric and Johnstone Supply.

Newly Available Hosted Catalogs

Newly available hosted catalogs to share:

AAble Rents: tent rentals
BBJ Rentals: specialty linens
Posh Events: event staging
Real Zeal: temporary staffing for dining and catering services

Please contact the eStores Team at with any questions about these hosted catalogs.

August 28, 2017

Processing for Magnetic Springs annual office water orders by service centers

Annual office water service purchase orders issued to Magnetic Springs must be dispatched by service centers via the “Requisition” method instead of being pushed to PeopleSoft. The requisition method allows the service center the opportunity to add Term PO comments to the requisition so they are visible on the purchase order to the supplier.

Additionally, some orders placed through eStores to Magnetic Springs and Aramark have included the Central Receiving department building code in the ship to field. These suppliers are required to deliver directly to customer locations, so the default building code for Central Receiving building (381) should always be changed to the customer location on these orders.

All Purchase Orders to Magnetic Springs for annual office water service must include the information listed below. For additional guidance, see the linked sample PO to Magnetic Springs which shows al required information.

• Either a Regular hot and cold bottled water cooler/dispenser (with 5 gallon bottles)
• As an alternative, order a floor or countertop filtration unit (this is a lease for the entire fiscal year)
• Estimated Annual Usage--either bottle usage or lease price per month x 12
• Estimated cup usage
• Contact name and phone at location
• Delivery frequency (number or bottles/cups needed either every 2 or 4 weeks)
• Complete delivery location INCLUDING Room Number--this should be in the ship to field, replacing the default ship to code of 381 with the appropriate code for the customer location
• Complete contact information (name and phone number) of contact at the actual location of the dispenser/filtration unit

Important notes:

If you need additional quantities of 5 gallon jugs or cups, you will need to request a change order to your Master FY18 Purchase Order.

Refer to the Contract pages for both Aramark and Magnetic Springs for more details on these suppliers and their eStores catalog offering.

August 29, 2016
Video Production Suppliers Added to eStores My Quote

Seven vendors have been added to the eStores My Quote supplier website for video production services. Click the link to Purchasing’s contract book page.

Vendors include:
• Bartha Audio Visual
• BrainStorm Media
• InLine Productions
• Mills James Productions
• Quinton Chandler Advertising, LTD.
• Shared Vision Communications
• Space Junk Media

February 29, 2016

The snack and dessert catalogs described below are new to eStores.


Cold Stone Creamery – Minimum order amount is $150 for regional locations.

Hershey’s Ice Cream – Minimum order amount $100 with scheduled deliveries only available on Wednesday. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Monday for Wednesday delivery.

Click the Dessert Contract Book link for information on these and other dessert suppliers.


Hayden Valley Foods – pretzels, trail mix and other snack items sold by the case. Order on Monday for Wednesday delivery.

Utz Inc. – Shearer’s potato chips.

Click the Snack Contract Book link for information on these and other snack suppliers.

December 14, 2015
Staples Advantage: Regional Campuses Recycled Paper
The Staples Advantage catalog in eStores includes the recycled copy paper that is required under the recycled paper policy. In the past, regional campuses were required to purchase recycled paper from the Stores department but that is no longer the case under this new contract. To find the recycled products, simply enter “recycled copy paper” in the search field on the Staples Advantage supplier website. Remember that you can add frequently purchased items to your shopping list to save for easy ordering next time.

The Staples catalog for the regional campuses also offers an online return form under the My Account menu on the catalog. Please use this form to request a return from any order listed under your name. Please notify Susan Petrak, the Staples on-site customer service representative for the OSU account if you have any questions about product specifications or returns. Susan can be reached best via email at

As always, please contact me directly with any question you have about the Staples Advantage catalog or eStores in general.

Best Regards,

Christine M. Cihon
Manager—Supplier Management and eProcurement
Office of Business & Finance
Purchasing, Receiving, Stores & Mail
Stores and Receiving, 2650 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-8285 Office

August 17, 2015
Panera Bread Catalogs Available in eStores’ Branch Campus View

New Panera catalogs for our Mansfield and Marion locations have been added to the regional campus view of eStores.

2070 Walker Lake Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
PH: 419-774-9700
FAX: 419-774-0300
General Manager: Carrie Dyson
Catering Coordinator: Renee Caugherty

1623 Marion Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio 43302
PH: 740-386-5100
FAX: 740-386-5101
General Manager: Nicole Hufford
Catering Coordinator: Alyssa Johnson

•To start, use “Panera” from the initial search feature.

•Narrow your search to the correct regional catalog by clicking in the ”Refine My Results” box under “Express Checkout” and type the following:

•For Columbus enter CBUS
•For Wooster enter WSTR
•For Mansfield enter MANS
•For Marion enter MAR

Please contact us with any questions at or 614-292-2694.

May 14, 2015

The eStores team has created a separate view of eStores for the regional campuses. This view will reduce the number of suppliers in eStores to only include those that can offer products and/or services to your campuses. I have summarized the highlights about the new regional campus view below. I invite your questions and comments at any time regarding this view or eStores in general.

Christine Cihon
Manager, Supplier Management and eProcurement
Purchasing, Receiving, Stores, Mail and Surplus
2650 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

What is different about the regional view?
-The supplier list only includes those able to offer products or services to your campuses.
-Specific suppliers have been set up so regional campus orders are sent to the supplier location closest to your campus instead of to Columbus locations.

American Air Filters
Applied Industrial Technologies
Sherwin Williams
Worly Plumbing
Panera Bread and Donatos (coming soon to the regional view)

--Praxair offers a full supplier website in the regional view.

--Fisher Scientific and Sigma Aldrich have separate catalogs that allow the assignment of any ship to address, instead of defaulting to Central Receiving in Columbus.

Supplier Contact Listings:

American Air Filters – All locations
Jerry Orahood
Ohio District Manager
Cell 614-975-2419

Applied Industrial Technologies – Wooster
William (Bill) Young
4754 Faircrest St SW
Canton, OH 44706
Main store distribution email

Applied Industrial Technologies – Marion & Mansfield
Freeman Lambright
1468 N Main Street
Suite 101
Mansfield, OH 44903-8107
Main store distribution email

Praxair Distribution-Wooster, Marion, and Mansfield
Ronnie Erb
450 Greenlawn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223
Office Phone: 330.344.5288
Fax: 330.535.2897

Clayton Wise
Specialty Gas Territory Mgr
Praxair Distribution Inc.
Office Phone: +1 (330) 344-5284
Mobile: +1 (330) 730-9497
Office Fax: +1 (330) 376-8466

Sherwin-Williams: Main Account Representative, Primary Contact
Chris Fischer
Commercial Sales Representative – Columbus Ohio District
Cell 614-206-5022

Sherwin-Williams – Wooster Store Contact
John Robinson
240 E Liberty
Wooster, OH 44691

Sherwin-Williams – Marion Store Contact
Mike Johnson
1320 Mount Vernon Ave
Marion, OH 43302

Sherwin-Williams – Mansfield Store Contact
Scott Rosendaul
33 Briggs Drive
Mansfield, OH

Worly - Wooster, Mansfield, Marion
Randy Clark
54 East Harrison St.
Delaware, OH 43015

What remains unchanged?
The eStores Team remains the central contact between the supplier and the regional campus for catalog or customer issues related to eStores. Our team can be reached at (614) 292-2694 or

Product and service selection in the regional catalogs are the same as the Columbus campus offering. All catalogs are based on contracts that are extended to all campuses.

March 5, 2015
Welcome to the new Regional Campus link for eStores for Wooster, Mansfield and Marion.

Updates will be provided for issues that only apply to your Campus.

Please contact us with any questions at or 614-292-2694.

Visit our Recent updates section for eStores news for OSU users by clicking the link below.

Recent Updates
eStores Suppliers for Regional Campuses at Wooster, Mansfield and Marion
Supplier Websites:
American Solutions for Business (Direct)
Aramark Refreshment
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio
Complete Book & Media Supply
Connection (Formerly GovConnection INC)
Continental Office
Insight Public Sector
Integrated Workspace Solutions LLC
Johnstone Supply
McKesson Medical Surgical
NAPA Auto Parts
OSU Stores Department
Owens & Minor Inc
Praxair Branch
Qiagen Inc
Roche Diagnostics
School Specialty Inc
WW Grainger
VWR Intl

Punchout Sites Capable of eQuote Downloads:
American Solutions for Business (Quote)
CDW Government Inc
City Apparel
Continental Office
Dell Computer Corp
Dupler Office
eStores My Quote
Express Promotions
Fisher Scientific
G&G Outfitters Inc
Golden Star Promotions
Hewlett-Packard Co
Idegy Inc
King Business Interiors
Life Technologies
Loth Inc
Lowe's Home Improvement (Coming Soon)
Netech Corp
Outreach Promotional Solutions
Proforma TCL Inc
Shumsky Promotional
Smile Promotions
The Branding Society

My Quote:
Accelerated Moving & Storage
Accent Drapery Co Inc
Act 1 Videotape Production
Andrews Moving & Storage
Bartha Audio Visual
Beckman Coulter
BrainStorm Media
Centracomm Communications
Continental Office Commercial Flooring
Corrigan Moving Systems
D&D Commercial Cleaning
EE Ward
Fisher Scientific
Fortner Upholstering Inc
Grass Groomers
Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc
Hewlett Packard
Hunt Optics & Imaging Inc.(formally B&B Microscopes Ltd)
InLine Productions
King Business Interiors
Microfridge (Intirion Corp)
Mills James Productions
Nikon Instruments
Ohio Valley
Precision Industrial Services
Quinton Chandler Advertising, LTD
Radiant Technology
RSFI Office Furniture
Shared Vision Communications
Sound Com Systems
Space Junk Media
Spectra Contract Flooring
Standard Textile
Steris Corporation
Sunbelt Rentals
Supergames & Adventure Education Center
The Remi Group
Univ Sleep Products Inc

Hosted Catalogs:
A Plus Staffing Solutions, LLC
AAble Rental Co Inc
AAF International
Abco Fire Protection
Advanced Turf Solutions
Agilent Technologies
Air Force One
AK Painting
All Occasions Party Rental
Apex Systems Staff
B&C Communications
BBJ Rentals Inc
Beckman Coulter
Black Diamond
Brasseler USA
Brocon Construction
Brown Enterprise
Bruner Corporation
Capital City Electric
Capital Plumbing
Careworks Technologies Staff
Cheryl & Co
Cold Stone Creamery
Connie Duglin
County Fire Protection
Crop Production Services
Cummins Bridgeway
Dawson Resources
Debra Kuempel
Direct Air
Direct Resource
Diversity Search Group
Double Eight Fire Protection
Elford Inc
Elite Fire Services LLC
Event Source
Ferguson Construction Company
Fusion Technologies
Herc Rentals (Formerly Hertz Equipment)
Huron Consulting Staff
Impressed Dry Cleaning
Insight Global LLC Staff
Interior Supply
J & J Painting
Johnson Controls Chiller
Keep It Clean
Kendrick Mollenauer Painting
Ketchum & Walton
Lasting Impressions
Lepi Enterprises Inc
LGC Associates LLC Food
Lombardi Water Treatment
Lowe's Home Improvement
M White Dental Handpiece Repairs
Magnetic Springs (Wooster)
Marsha's Buckeyes
Martin Painting & Coating
Metropolitan Environmental Services Inc
MWI Veterinary Supply
Navigator Mgt Partners Staff
Nesco Resource
Ohio CAT
Ohio Electric Services
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies
OtterBase Staff
Panera Bread
Passion Works Studio
Peterson Thermal
Petersons Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance
Phinney Roofing
Porta Kleen
Posh Event Services Inc
Premier Dental
Pro-Flow Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Proteam Solutions Staff Aug
Quick Solutions Staff
Rent A John
Rhoads Construction Inc
Roberts Service Group
Roger Elliot Co And Kimball Midwest
Russell Stover
Sandel Corp
Sauer Technical Services
Sherwin Williams
Siemens Fire
Silco Fire Protection
Simplex Grinnell LP
Solutions Staffing
Sophisticated Systems Inc (Staff Aug Catalog)
SPS Medical Supply
States Electric
Taylor & Sons
The Lusk Group
The Real Zeal LLC
TOP Consulting (Staff Aug Catalog)
Towlift Inc
TP Mechanical
T-rriffic Table Linens
Waters Corporation
Wiser Transformations
WW Williams Company LLC