About Us

IBT is a full-service industrial distributor delivering exceptional service, products, training & consulting to a wide array of industries. Family-owned and founded, we are honored to have recently celebrated our 70th year of success!

Industry Leaders


We are partners with over 2,500 of the industry’s best brands and are able to offer an unlimited amount of products to meet any of your unique needs. 

Our team of knowledgeable industry professionals, together with our expansive network of manufacturing partners, allows us to provide top-quality, innovative solutions, tailored to the needs of each customer.

As a top 50 industrial supplier, operating in nine states with 38 stocking locations, we are positioned to deliver exceptional products and results coast-to-coast.

From the best products, on-site subject matter experts, training and consulting; IBT has you covered 

IBT History & Family

Since its humble beginnings as a “mom and pop” shop in 1949, IBT has had two very clear defining qualities; innovation and excellence in serving its customers.  When Forrest L. Cloud and his wife Bonnie began IBT they were amongst some of the first to provide both Bearings and Power Transmission products in one, single-source warehouse. This single-source approach while a novelty at the time, was greatly impactful for their customers and their future.  

Forrest L. Cloud and Bonnie were paying attention to what their customers wanted and needed. They knew if they provided the products their customers needed, the exceptional customer service they wanted, from experienced and knowledgable staff, that they had a recipe for mutual success! 

While these humble beginnings have now grown beyond what Forest and Bonnie could have imagined, their values are still carried on through their grandson, Jeff Cloud, current President & CEO. 

Jeff Cloud, third generation of Cloud leadership, is paving the next chapter for IBT.  With personal experience working his way up through the business, Jeff Cloud has an intimate familiarity with each role and function of the business. With his devotion to exceptional customer experience, continuous innovation, and upholding the founding values of IBT, Jeff Cloud is leading IBT into the future.

A Word from IBT President & CEO – Jeff Cloud

“I feel lucky every day that IBT has such a loyal, dedicated and experienced employee base.  We pride ourselves on being the best trained and hardest working team in the industry. The years of experience across our organization allow IBT to meet and consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.”

In 2019, IBT celebrated its 70-year anniversary. In honor of this momentous milestone, IBT President and third-generation of Cloud family leadership, Jeff Cloud, was featured on a local podcast where he discussed the history, tradition, and values that have defined IBT over the years.  CLICK HERE for the full interview. 

IBT is proud to say, “Cheers to 70 Years!”

To all of our employees, customers, vendors, and suppliers – A very special thank you!  We are here because of each and every one of you. 

Check Out Our 70th Year Anniversary Book

Get in touch for help and information

Our head office address:

9400 W 55th St, Merriam, KS 66203

Call for help:

(913) 428-2858

Send us an email

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