Category Archives: IBT

IBT Joplin Branch Celebrates 40

In December 1968, IBT opened its fifth branch location in Joplin, Missouri, located at 313 East Seventh Street. During the 40 years that IBT Joplin has been serving customers in southwest Missouri, the branch has been relocated twice. First in 1977 to 1202 South Schifferdecker... Read More

End of An Era

Forrest L. Cloud 1921- 2005 Forrest L. Cloud, who established IBT as Industrial Bearing & Transmission Co. Inc. with wife Bonnie in 1949, passed away in Kansas City on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Mr. Cloud, who had been physically active until quite recently, had sustained... Read More

A Day in the Life of CDC

The overnight hours are quiet at IBT's 120,000 square foot Central Distribution Center (CDC). During the day, some of the department's 20 employees circulate around the 12 miles of shelving, selecting merchandise from the approximately 350,000 SKUs in inventory to fill the more than 1,600... Read More