East Granby, CT – IBC announced today the addition of Cragin Industrial Supply to IBC's IndustrialSupplyPlus® division as an Independent Distributor.
Established in 1927, Cragin Industrial Supply is a distributor of power tools, safety material and industrial supplies, as well as hydraulic, pneumatic and power transmission equipment. Working closely with its premier supply partners, Cragin is dedicated to providing its customers with product lines that help save money, improve efficiency and deliver powerful performance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Cragin delivers exceptional customer service, including emergency, same and next day shipping through its fleet of local delivery vehicles.
When comparing buying groups, Christine Szafraniec, President and CEO of Cragin Industrial Supply, recognized the unique opportunity to grow the distributorship’s existing business and develop new business through IBC’s National and Minority Contract Programs. “IBC brings to the table a robust network of premier suppliers and distributors, expertise in vending solutions and the ability to help our end user customers meet growing diversity spend requirements,” said Szafraniec. “We look forward to providing additional value to our customers through IBC!”
“Cragin Industrial Supply, like many of our local Independent Distributors, is a family-owned business that showcases the dependability and values that are the hallmark of the IBC network. Cragin provides a quality product line coupled with expert advice and a dedication to working side-by-side with end users to solve problems,” said Ron Nuñez, President and COO of IBC. “We are proud to add Cragin Industrial Supply to our network of Independent Distributors.”
To further support its growing network, IBC has recently expanded its team with the addition of a new Director of Business Development – Distributors, Bob Kellogg and new Director of Marketing, Shannon Filippelli. The company’s recent emphasis on sales and marketing is part of an aggressive three year strategic plan to fuel IBC and its network as it enters its second decade of business.
IBC is one of North America’s leading 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. IBC provides its Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers the tools, resources and market access needed to thrive in today's competitive marketplace, including a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).