Boyd Lee George is president of Merchants Distributors, Incorporated, a complex of seventeen acres of warehouses located in Hickory. His father and uncle founded the company in 1931. They made $250,000 the first year. Sales for this year are projected at $581 million. The company stocks over 23,000 items that it supplies to supermarkets and convenience stores throughout the Southeast. We the People of North Carolina magazine features him in its Businessman In the News section.