HARTFORD, CT -- IBC announced today the addition of Cline Tool as a preferred supplier to the IndustrialSupplyPlus® division.
Cline Tool specializes in the manufacturing of custom tooling for the metal working industry. For over 60 years the Newton, IA based Cline Tool has provided custom tools to a variety of industries. Products manufactured include multi-diameter boring bars utilizing cartridges or integral pocketed inserts with a variety of shanks, carbide tipped form tools, porting tools, multi diameter reamers, custom indexable drills, milling cutters, face mills, straddle mills, chamfer mills, and custom rotary tool holders. In addition they provide complete design and build services, supplying complete manufacturing drawing for all tools they build.
Jim Long, President, states, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with the IBC network of distributors. We look forward to growing by developing new partnerships within the national IBC network of independent regional distributors. Our focus is on providing custom tools that result in manufacturing solutions. We look forward to participating in the marketing programs of this industry leading marketing group. We are excited about the opportunity to be part of the “Next Generation in supply chain management”.
Rich Poole, vice president of the industrial division for IBC added, “We look forward to supporting Cline Tool with our national channel enhancement programs and our national, regional and minority end user contracts. Cline Tool manufactures the specialty cutting tools that make our distributors solution providers in today’s competitive marketplace. They augment our focus on the “Next Generation: of supply chain management” by allowing us to expand our product offering it the area of specialty cutting tools.”
IBC is one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, safety, and chemical management distributors with over 640 locations and total sales in excess of $2.9 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts. IBC provides its member-distributors and preferred suppliers the tools, resources and market access needed to thrive in today's competitive marketplace, as well as a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).