Apr 19 2017

For Immediate Release

IBC Welcomes Georgia Tool & Abrasives, LLC, as its Newest Distributor Member

East Granby, Conn. – IBC is pleased to announce the addition of Georgia Tool & Abrasives, LLC, to its family of Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers.  Georgia Tool & Abrasives offers a broad range of industrial supplies to meet its customers’ manufacturing needs, including cutting tools, band saw blades, abrasives, safety supplies, MRO supplies, CNC tooling, and welding supplies.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Buford, Ga., Georgia Tool & Abrasives joined IBC after exploring various opportunities to expand its business, represent new suppliers, and align itself with other, like-minded, Independent Distributors.

“We were looking at different options and really liked what IBC brought to the table,” said Jon Nelson, President, “so we thought it was the right time to join.”

Using “Where sales and service meet” as its company motto, Georgia Tool & Abrasives focuses on providing a highly customized, personal approach with each and every one of its customers. “We make every attempt to get out to our customers and visit them in-person on a regular basis,” said Nelson. “We’re extremely customer-focused, and we work diligently to help them solve problems and find the right solution for the right applications.”

Nelson, who is looking forward to attending IBC’s annual conference later this year, said his firm anticipates a strong, long-standing relationship with the organization. “We offer a good product lineup and good prices, and that allows us to work in tandem with other small businesses like ours to gain economies of scale,” said Nelson. “We’ve already started connecting with some IBC members and suppliers, and we look forward to doing even more of that this year.”

Ron Nuñez, IBC’s President and COO, said Georgia Tool  & Abrasives is an “ideal fit” for the IBC network. “As cutting tool specialists, they can help end users solve technical problems,” said Nuñez , “while also offering a wide range of MROP and safety products that support their diverse and growing customer base.”

IBC is one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and subassembly distributors with over 400 branch locations and total sales in excess of $2.6 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts. IBC provides its Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers with the tools, resources, and market access needed to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace, including a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). 

To learn more about Georgia Tool & Abrasives, call (678) 288-5881, or visit the company online at www.ga-tool.com. For more information about IBC, please call (888) 509-5609 or visit www.industrialbuyers.com.

IBC Contact:

Shannon Filippelli
Director of Marketing
(860) 246-1618 ext. 128

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