Hartford, CT – IBC announced today the addition of TechMet Carbides Inc. as a preferred supplier to IBC's IndustrialSupplyPlus® division.
Located in North Carolina, TechMet has been the exclusive agent in North America for the Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Company since 1998. GESAC is the largest producer and exporter in China for tungsten metal powder, tungsten carbide powder and cemented carbide products. GESAC’s major holder is Xiamen Tungsten Corp who is heavily involved in mining of tungsten and rare earth materials. TechMet provides world class carbide blanks to many of the major tool suppliers, as well as carbide insert blanks, saw tips and wear parts, which are a valuable addition to IBC’s network of cutting tools suppliers. Techmet has a fully functional lab on-site to provide customers with metallurgical analysis as well as a newly opened Technical Center complete with state of the art CNC machines for testing carbide products.
Steve Paulding, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at TechMet Carbides, appreciates the new opportunities a partnership with IBC will provide. “TechMet Carbides is excited to partner with IBC and its strong distributor network. We look forward to creating a lasting relationship and sharing in expertise and opportunities for growth.”
“TechMet Carbides combines an experienced staff with a customer-focused culture to deliver world class quality and service,” said Ron Nuñez, President of IBC. “TechMet’s process expertise and state of the art facilities are sure to be a valuable addition to IBC’s buying group.”
IBC is one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and sub-assembly distributors with over 550 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. 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).