IBC Ads CPI Tooling As Newest Distributor Member

Aiken, SC-based CPI's customer base includes the Carolinas and northern Georgia, with its primary products including carbide cutting tools, indexable inserts, and custom tooling.

EAST GRANBY, CT — IBC has announced the addition of CPI Tooling of Aiken, S.C., as its newest distributor member. As a carbide cutting tool distributor, the company provides top-notch service, high-quality tools, and superb customer support for customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and north Georgia. Its primary products include carbide cutting tools, indexable inserts, and custom tooling.

Kenny Elmore, CPI’s president, said the company decided to align itself with IBC and its constituents in order to gain access to a broader selection of Preferred Suppliers while also expanding its geographic reach.  “Our partnership with IBC will allow us to present both our existing and prospective customers a broader offering of products and services.” “We’re very happy with our decision to join IBC and its impressive lineup of independent distributors,” Elmore said. “We see good things ahead for this new alliance.”

Founded in 2007 by Elmore, Charlie Heaton, and Ashley Heaton, CPI tooling has developed into a full-line cutting tool distributorship with a sales team that offers solutions and doesn’t simply sell tools from a catalog. This innovative approach has proven successful and has resulted in CPI developing new client relationships with both large and small manufacturers.

As a premier carbide distributor, CPI maintains close relationships with more than 200 vendors and prides itself in being able to match the best vendor for its customers’ production methods. In addition, the company’s experienced team can facilitate the creation of custom carbide cutting tools, carbide inserts, and other cutting tools.

“Our professional sales engineers not only sell carbide cutting tools, but they also possess real-world manufacturing knowledge,” Elmore said. “This combination of skills allows our team to suggest ways to improve production processes and increase efficiency.”

Nancy Schwind, IBC’s Director of Business Development, said CPI Tooling is a solution-based distributor that sells at the spindle.  “Because CPI offers standard and custom cutting tools,” Schwind continued, “it complements the focus of our other IBC members very well.”

IBC is one of North America’s alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and subassembly distributors with over 550 branch locations and total sales in excess of $6.64 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts.

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