Sales: $157 million
CEO: James Stahl, Jr.
Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
47 Womack Machine Supply
Sales: $148 million
CEO: Mike Rowlett
Headquarters: Farmers Branch, TX
48 Mahar Tool Supply
Sales: $131 million
CEO: Barbara Mahar Lincoln
Headquarters: Saginaw, MI
49 Bridgestone Hosepower
Sales: $129 million
CEO: Palmer Clarkson
Headquarters: Orange Park, FL
50 Cummins-Wagner Co.
Sales: $111 million
CEO: Doug Ardinger
Headquarters: Annapolis Junction, MI
CBT made its first appearance on our list last year as No. 50 and jumps four spots
this year. In July the company moved into its new Cincinnati headquarters — a
95,000 square foot facility that brings its combined inventory to more than 150,000
square feet. The Cincinnati Enquirer recently ranked CBT as its No. 3 on its Top
Workplaces List of midsized companies.
After posting a $13 million gain from 2013 to 2014, Womack sales fell by $37
million in 2015. “Weathering the downturn in commodity markets,” the company
simply states. Womack Machine distributes supplies and components for hydraulic,
pneumatic and automation control systems.
Mahar Tool Supply cracks our Big 50 after solid 2015 sales growth, driven by success
in the automotive and international markets. “We have been fortunate to have
existing customer partners who have asked us to follow them to other states and
international markets,” the company says. Mahar celebrates its 70th anniversary in
Bridgestone Hosepower is another newcomer to the list. It was formed in 2014
when Bridgestone Hose America acquired Florida-based Masthead Industries —
which did business as HosePower. The company purchased San Diego-based Hose
Pros in late 2015, and merged with Bridgestone Flowtech this past April.
Employee-owned Cummins-Wagner made our list for the first time in 2014 at No.
50, missed the cut last year, but rejoins in 2016 at our final spot. The company
has improved its sales by $11 million since 2014. The industrial and mechanical
equipment distributor services the mid-Atlantic states with subsidiaries of Siewert
Equipment and Cummins-Wagner-Florida.