Don’t Just Quench Thirst

Hot days of work – either inside or out – can build up a powerful thirst. Thirst is a natural mechanism for your body to say: “Hey, how about a little fluid in here!” Actually, the body is particular about what kind of fluids you put into it. And when you are working in the […]

What’s on OSHA’s Mind?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has two areas that affect IBT customers and their workers more than anything currently being concentrated on: the issue of combustible dust and the question of who’s responsible for providing and/or paying for personal protective equipment (PPE). Combustible Dust Paying for PPE   Combustible Dust Certain combustible substances, […]

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, Southwest Region Manager; Tim West, Territory Manager; and Lance Nelson, […]

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 the industry and beneficial for the customers. IBT President/CEOÂ Steve […]

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 event was held at Butcher Block Banquet Center and featured […]

IBT Industrial Maintenance Technologies Assists Biodiesel Plant

For more than twenty years, IBT Industrial Maintenance Technologies has provided predictive maintenance services to a Cargill Oilseed plant in Kansas City’s East Bottoms. The plant, which includes new facilities capable of processing up to 165,000 bushels of soybeans per day, provides soybean oil for an adjacent new Cargill facility that produces biodiesel and food-grade […]

Your Path to Engineering Career

IBT Engineering staffers have been at IBT for as little as six months or as long as 35 years. They have studied math and physics, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and management science. Their prior experience ranges from engineering for tooling, manufacturing, product design and development, industrial process and also […]

No-Guess Hose Plan from Goodyear

It’s not all that easy to pick the proper industrial hose. Now with Goodyear’s new HoseSelectTM automated specifying system, it’s not all that hard either. The new HoseSelect on-line program can take all the guesswork out of choosing the best industrial hose for any given application. This tool reduces the phone calls and emails you […]