IBT's Trade & Association Partnerships

Affiliated Distributors

AD is a member-owned organization, passionate about bringing growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners together with the purpose to outperform the market and staying ahead of the competition. They leverage their unique economies of scale, robust financial systems and people-first approach to help their independent distributor members outperform the competition and their supplier partners protect their brands and diversify their channel strategies.

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA)

BSA is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing to promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors. BSA serves and represents firms that, as authorized distributors, stock and sell factory-warranted ball, roller, and other anti-friction bearings. BSA member firms provide service, replacement bearings, and warranty coverage to their industrial customers and provide a vital link between the manufacturer and end-user.

Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS)

Grain Elevator and Processing Society is an international professional association of individuals who work in the grain handling and processing industry. Since 1930, GEAPS has fostered leadership, innovation and excellence in grain-related industry operations. Their members began collaborating nearly 100 years ago to create and sustain safer, more efficient operations. Relationships and the exchange of grain operations and processing ideas and information remain the foundation of who they are and what they do!

Industrial Distributor Co-op (IDCO)

IDCO (Industrial Distributor Cooperative) is the premier co-op for independent distributors serving the industrial community with hose, fittings, gaskets, rubber materials and related products.

IDCO is a prime example of how the co-op structure can be successful, proving that working cooperatively can improve purchasing power and provide a competitive advantage. IDCO members provide their customers with competitive pricing and the knowledge gained through the co-ops network of experts. IDCO endorsed suppliers provide them with the products and training to do so.

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)

MHEDA is the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association, dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community. For nearly 70 years, MHEDA has provided material handling companies and their employees with business resources, leadership training, networking opportunities, benchmarking data, career development tools and insights on the latest industry trends.

Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA)

The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) was organized in 1944 to promote and protect the interests of crushed stone operators located or doing business in the state. The association is involved in legislative issues; state and federal regulatory matters; community and public relations; and marketing of crushed stone products.

Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD)

The dedicated team at NAHAD ensures that all members have access to the information, news, resources, and tools needed to thrive in the hose and hose accessory industries. They are responsible for the Annual Conference and all other efforts that build a strong and supportive community.

National Industrial Belting Association (NIBA)

NIBA is an organization dedicated to promoting the interaction between value-added distributors and manufacturers of conveyor belt components to improve technology, services and business practices to better serve the end users of conveyor systems. Our mission is to promote the common business interests of all distributor/fabricators and manufacturers of conveyor and flat power transmission belting and material that enhances and changes belt.

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA)

The Power Transmission Distributors Association is the leading trade association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably.

Supply Force

SupplyFORCE delivers multi-category MRO (maintenance, repair, and operating) solutions to large Fortune 1,000 companies through our network of 200+ trusted local and regional distributors with more than 2,500 branch locations. This ensures that each customer plant location gets the highest levels of service and support at the lowest total cost.

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