49 Fairmont Supply
Sales: $135 million
CEO: Paul Fichiera
Headquarters: Washington, PA
Fairmont is back on the Big 50 after a 3-year absence (No. 27 in 2013). In 2016, the
company restructured to better align with economic conditions in its two main
divisions: Fairmont Supply Co. and Piping and Equipment Inc. It hired a new vice
president/general manager for each division and appointed a new CEO. Fairmont
— traditionally a mining and oil & gas-focused company — says it is expanding its
focus to include other verticals. Upcoming changes include a re-launch of Fairmont’s
e-commerce website and an expansion of its inventory management solutions.
50 Bridgestone Hosepower
Sales: $132 million
President & CEO: J. Palmer Clarkson
Headquarters: Orange Park, FL
Bridgestone Hosepower narrowly made our list for the first time last year at No.
49, and makes it again this year by the slimmest of margins. The company added
three locations during 2016 and plans to have opened four more by the end of
2017. Its sales rose by $3 million in 2016 and it has raised its number of mobile
service trucks to 132.
47 Shively Bros.
Sales: $163 million
CEO: Scott Shively
Headquarters: Flint, MI
Flint, MI-based Shively Bros. moves down two spots from last year despite increasing
its sales by 2. 5 percent. The company said the increase was from vending, as well
as e-commerce from its mid-size customers, and that it has been providing more
services in its integrated supply programs. The company recent announced a series
of executive promotions, including the appointment of Marty Kenney as its new
president. Scott Shively remains CEO and COO.
48 IBT Industrial Solutions
Sales: $158 million
CEO: Michael Flannery
Headquarters: Merriam, KS
IBT moves down four spots from last year as its 2016 sales declined slightly. The
company was honored as AD’s Member of the Year, as voted on by AD Suppliers.
Sales: $174 million
President: David Parks
Headquarters: Fort Worth, TX
After making two acquisitions in 2016, Hydradyne has already done the same in
2017 with the additions of Orlando, FL-based Hydraulic House Inc. and Boiling
Springs, SC-based Baumgardner Hydraulic Service. The company’s 2016 sales were
down more than 15 percent from 2015.
Sales: $186 million
CEO: James Stahl, Jr.
Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
CBT saw sales jump more than 18 percent in 2016, and increased its Ohio footprint
with the acquisition of FDL Automation in April of that year. The company says it
will stay focused on identifying other growth opportunities to ensure sustained
growth for the next decade.