46 Valin Corporation
Sales: $172 million
President & CEO: Joe Nettemeyer
Headquarters: San Jose, CA
47 Shively Bros.
Sales: $163 million
CEO: Scott Shively
Headquarters: Flint, MI
48 IBT Industrial Solutions
Sales: $160 million
CEO: Stephen R. Cloud
Headquarters: Merriam, KS
49 Perry Supply
Sales: $151 million
CEO: John Coffey
Headquarters: Birmingham, AL
Sales: $143 million
CEO: James E Stahl Jr.
Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
Valin Corporation was active in 2014, acquiring Heat Tracing Specialties West,
Inc. and DBA E&M Sales, Inc. Since then, Valin has acquired the assets of Johnson
Energy, LLC located in Bakersfield, CA and Johnson Energy, LLC DBA SLO Control in
San Luis Obispo, CA.
Shively says it has posted continued growth in large account metal working
commodity management programs, and started a new division – “Shively Supply”
– which provides value added services, like vending & e-commerce, to its mid-sized
This year, Affiliated Distributors announced IBT as being among the first wave of
charter members in its newly formed Bearings & Power Transmission (PT) Division.
IBT holds its same position on the list as last year, while its 2014 sales eclipsed 2013’s
by $14 million.
This distributor plumbing and HVAC products, who placed at #47 on last year’s list,
saw a very slight dip from $153 million in 2013.
CBT Company, which began nearly a century ago as Cincinnati Belting, is a
newcomer to the Big 50 List. The company cites continued market growth over
all business segments in Automation, Electrical Supplies, Mechanical Power
Transmission, Belting, and Conveyor Components and Services.