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Jul 02 2013

Congratulations to Sterling Supply Company on 60 Years!

Sterling Supply Company, an IBC Independent Distributor, celebrated its 60th year of business recently. Their success story, as featured in The Herald-Dispatch, highlights how Sterling’s technical expertise and dedication to customer service have served its customers well for six decades – instilling trust and loyalty by providing service that goes beyond its product lines.

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Jun 24 2013

IBC Diversity Trends Watch: Chrysler

As a proud Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), IBC understands the importance of corporate diversity initiatives. We are always encouraged by the innovative programs that end users pursue, showcasing their commitment to supplier diversity. This week we are featuring Chrysler, who has publicly voiced a commitment to making its Diversity Supplier Development group the premier supplier diversity program globally.

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Jun 17 2013

Manufacturing Jobs, Part 2: What’s Impeding Manufacturing Job Creation?

Last week, we looked at a number of reasons that manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States. It is also important to take into account all of the realities influencing the state of manufacturing in the U.S. This week’s blog examines some of the factors that are preventing jobs from returning.

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Jun 12 2013

Manufacturing Jobs, Part 1: Bringing Business Back to Our Shores

At IBC, we are paying close attention to the emerging trend of big name companies bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Ford, Apple, Boeing, Starbucks and General Electric – to name a few – are all looking to expand their U.S. manufacturing base. This presents an exciting opportunity for our Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers to benefit from this reshoring of manufacturing business.

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May 28 2013

Gearing Up for ISA 2013

At IBC, we are looking forward to attending the ISA Product Show & Conference, June 1- 4 in San Diego – and you should be, too! We are already planning how to maximize our participation in the conference in order to strengthen our buying group and create more value for our stakeholders.

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May 13 2013

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a popular quality management tool that combines the efficiency of Lean manufacturing with the business management strategy of Six Sigma.

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May 06 2013

Reap the Savings of Local Purchasing!

In the highly competitive manufacturing industry, IBC’s end user customers are continuously looking for ways to cut costs, improve efficiencies and get more value out of expenditures.

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