Category Archives: IBT

Going from Punishment to Positive Reinforcement

This is the fourth in the "Shift" series of step-by-step changes that help companies move to the next level of competence. Everyone comes to work wanting to do an honest day's job. Rare is the individual who checks in at 8 am every morning scheming... Read More

Summer At IBT, Part 2

Brian McDonald, a member of the class of 2010 at University of Nebraska Kearney, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Distribution, with a minor in Political Science. He is an Industrial Distribution Organization Leadership Team member. McDonald is originally from Axtell, Nebraska.... Read More

IBT St. Louis Location Relocates

IBT's Branch 10, established in St. Louis in 1972, has relocated to a new home in O'Fallon, Mo. The new location, 1225 Tom Ginnever Avenue, replaces 4323 Woodson Road, in Woodson Terrace, Mo. which IBT occupied from June, 1989. As you might imagine, pulling up... Read More

Sixty Years of Innovation from IBT

If you think business is hard to conduct today, take a walk through the recent past. When IBT opened its doors as Industrial Bearing and Transmission in 1949, the state of business technology was almost pre-historic. No FAX service. No photocopiers. No cell phones. No hand... Read More

Joplin Branch Holds Successful 40th

Good food, good weather and good customer turnout marked the April 23rd celebration of IBT's 40th anniversary and customer appreciation in Joplin. IBT Joplin, the company's fifth branch, was opened in December 1968 and has long been one of IBT's strongest outposts. The celebration/customer appreciation... Read More

IBT Industrial Solutions Active in Industry

As part of a philosophy of "giving back to the community," several IBT executives are continuing the company's tradition of active engagement in professional and trade associations, especially in Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA). The company believes that this kind of involvement is good for... Read More

IBT & Goodyear: 20 Years

To celebrate 20 years of success, 20 years of solid cooperation, 20 years of distribution and 20 years in business together, Goodyear Engineered Products visited IBT CDC on Tuesday, May 13. Goodyear was represented by Mike Braucher, Director, North America Industrial Product Sales; Marty Harrelson,... Read More

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