Category Archives: IBT

IBT-Amarillo Celebrates 25 Years in Business

On May 8, 2013, the IBT branch in Amarillo will celebrate 25 years of service—with a Customer Appreciation & Technology Expo from 9:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. at the Amarillo Holiday Inn East.  All customers are invited. "We love having this opportunity to show our appreciation to... Read More

May Training Events

Fall Protection Competent Person Training Learn practical solutions, strategies, and tips to improve fall protection and eliminate fall hazards. Covers full body harnesses, scaffolds, and fixed ladders. Ideal for supervisors of individuals working at various heights, safety professionals, safety managers. Certification exceeds OSHA and ANSI... Read More

April Training Events at IBT

The Globally Harmonized System and Changes to Your Hazard Communication Program OSHA is requiring that all workers be trained in the new system by Dec. 1, 2013. Class covers the new Globally Harmonized System, updated Hazard Communication Standard from OSHA, and new hazard communication program... Read More

IBT-Sedalia Celebrates 30 Years in Business

With a Big Renovation, New Address—and a Party! 33 years ago, IBT opened a new branch in Sedalia, Missouri. Today, the company is celebrating its anniversary with a $500,000 renovation—and a Customer Appreciation & Technology Expo. Richard Finch, the Store Manager at IBT—Sedalia, has been... Read More

Get Ready for Tech X 500!

Tech X 500 returns to Kansas Speedway on September 11-12, 2013. Save the date—and get ready to rev up the infield with: Live music performance—from Liverpool—A Tribute to the Beatles and South Side Souls Hot new technology—from 55+ suppliers Over 15 different seminars—on today's hottest... Read More

How An eProcurement Solution Saved Leggett & Platt Time-and Money

When Kent Pratt wanted to make his purchasing process easier, he turned to IBT’s eProcurement Solution. "IBT has always been very professional, very friendly—they do what they say they'll do," said Pratt, the Procurement Director of the U.S. Spring Division of Leggett & Platt, Inc. "That's... Read More

Roto-Mix – The “Cadillac” of Feed Mixers

In Dodge City, Kansas, “Queen of the Cow Towns,” cattle (meatpacking in particular) has long been one of the city’s dominant industries. Mike Hilderbrand, president of Roto-Mix LLC, one of the nation’s premiere manufacturers of feed mixers, outlines the city’s history in the industry as... Read More

Proper Shaft Alignment with IBT’s Industrial Maintenance Technologies

Machinery shaft alignment is critical to machine reliability. IBT's Industrial Maintenance Technologies (IMT) Department reveals that in a best case scenario, machinery experiences coupling failure and premature bearing wear. At worst, machinery vibrates apart and causes a catastrophic failure. The proper shaft alignment can help... Read More

Automation Gets No Vacation

As factory jobs go, this one could be particularly mind-numbing. Pick up the boxes. Put them on the pallet. Turn around, get some more. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat - until 98 boxes were on the pallet - and it was time to start all over again.... Read More

IMT: Teamwork Pays

IBT's Industrial Maintenance Technologies (IMT) uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to analyze machine dynamics and performance, identifying misalignment and imbalance problems that cause vibration and excess wear and tear on rotating equipment. Technology is great - and essential to their process. But, the best technology is... Read More

Loose Belts Caused by Incorrect Belt Tension Sink Bearings

Bearings on belt-driven machinery are vulnerable to failures caused by incorrect belt tension. Too tight a belt, and the shaft can actually pull to one side, becoming internally off-center. This will put an excessive load on the bearings. Even more damage is likely from a... Read More

Comprehensive Condition Monitoring Programs Lower Insurance

Most businesses carry insurance coverage to repay the cost of damage to assets like buildings and machinery. Companies also can have coverage for the loss of production due to catastrophic events, such as fires or machinery breakdowns. Rates have been increasing but when a company... Read More

Play Lubrication By Ear with IMT

Over lubricating a bearing is about as hazardous as under lubricating it. When do you stop? Some people wait until grease flows out of it. That's too much lubrication, to be sure. Bearing manufacturers report that over lubrication is one of the major causes of... Read More

Winning the Sales Game

Selling is not a job for the lazy, the complacent, the incurious or the un-ambitious. Selling is a profession for the eager person, the activist, the listener, the thinker, the doer. To succeed in the sales profession, one must be, more than anything else, willing... Read More

Hall of Famer George Brett Boosts IBT

Hall of Famer George Brett Boosts IBT

George Brett, who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame overwhelmingly on his first eligible ballot, is a longtime friend of IBT. George has spoken at IBT Awards dinners, provided signed "Brett Brothers Bats" for award-winning Heavy Hitter sales reps, played golf with IBT... Read More

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