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Sales: $187 million
President: Ed Pearce
Headquarters: Greensboro, NC
43. Tencarva Machinery Company www.tencarva.com
Rod Lee, Tencarva’s long-time president, retired from the company at the end of 2013
and was replaced by Edwin W. Pearce III, the company’s secretary/treasurer. Tencarva
also acquired Pump Technology & Solutions in August of last year.
Sales: $183 million
CEO: Joseph C. Nettemeyer
Headquarters: San Jose, CA
44. Valin Corporation www.valinonline.com
Acquisition activity from Valin this past year includes its purchase of Salt Lake City-based
Disco Associates, and a merger with Lang Engineering Equipment Co. in San Jose, CA.
The company also purchased the assets of Applied International Motion from Womack
Machine Supply in June of 2013.
Sales: $172 million
CEO: Mike Rowlett
Headquarters: Farmers Branch, TX
45. Womack Machine Supply Co. www.womackmachine.com
Womack Machine Supply Company’s sales dipped a bit from last year, something the
company attributes to slow energy & mining markets and last year’s sale of its California
operations – Applied International Motion.
Sales: $167 million
President: Scott Shively
Headquarters: Flint, MI
46. Shively Bros. Inc. www.shivelybros.com
Flint, MI-based Shively Brothers launched its newest division this year — Shively Supply.
According to company head Scott Shively, the new division’s dedicated focus will be
serving the needs of small and medium-sized manufacturers with traditional, standard,
distribution sales. The company has also expanded beyond cutting tools and abrasives to
offer more of a one-stop shopping experience.
Sales: $153 million
President: John Coffey
Headquarters: Birmingham, AL
47. Perry Supply, Inc. www.perrysupply.com
CEO Charles Beasley said “I am proud to say that even with the depressed domestic coal
market, Perry Supply closed the 2013 year with solid sales across our major markets.”
Sales: $146 million
CEO: Mark Byrne
Headquarters: Merriam, KS
48. IBT Industrial Solutions www.ibtinc.com
2013 saw Kansas-based IBT revise its company name from IBT Inc. to IBT Industrial
Solutions. According to director of marketing Anthony Akin, the new name better
reflects the company’s comprehensive service offerings, saying “We’re not just about
selling parts. Our true value is in the ‘total package’ of what we provide.”