Glen Arms started his business selling E-clips in 1975. In 1978, selling lawn and garden parts, Glen opened the doors of his first store in a small building in Shiloh Ohio. Due to the success of that store, Glen’s Surplus moved to Shelby Ohio in 1988, and has added more to his store at every chance. Currently, Glen’s Surplus is home to 11 departments!
We are located in a historic factory, originally built in the 1800’s. Over the years it has manufactured Foot Lockers, P-38’s, M16 clips for the Vietnam War, and also served as a hinge and spring factory,. We were even home to the Shelby Light bulb Factory (the “forever bulb”). Currently, our store is a labrynth encompassing over 25,000 sq feet of retail space, with the building spanning over 100,000 square feet. We have 3 floors of warehouse space in this building, as well as 2 other warehouses!. If you truly want a shopping experience like no other, come and explore the nooks and crannies!