From the beginning, Thomas F. Lilly had a vision to service his customers with the most innovative and useful products in the marketplace. Starting out primarily serving the painting industry, his vision was shifted to the ever emerging ice industry in the late 1920’s. He became somewhat of a pioneer by creating and patenting multiple devices that would simplify the process of sizing and bagging ice. Then, as refrigeration became more common by the end of WWII, it was once again time to adapt. By the late 40’s and early 50’s, the Lilly Company had evolved into a player in the material handling industry. The year 1952 marked the entry as a dealer for a major line of forklifts, as well as providing the parts and service for those products. Now, after nearly one hundred years of servicing the Mid-South and its neighbors, The Lilly Company is poised to continue its growth into an ever-changing market place.