IBC recognized Protective Industrial Products (PIP) as a Supplier of Excellence at its 12th annual National Meeting. PIP, a leading supplier of work gloves and personal protection equipment, won the award based on its sales growth between July 1, 2011– June 30, 2012. The award also acknowledged PIP’s strong support of IBC’s strategic initiatives.

Samantha Robbins, Regional Sales Manager at PIP, spoke about the value PIP receives from IBC. “Our relationship with IBC has been a good way to build a different type of clientele for PIP. IBC is out selling to distributor and end user customers. They are walking through their doors every day and creating more opportunities for IBC suppliers,” said Robbins. “There’s always potential and with this group, if you can get one win, it goes a long way.”

Ron Nuñez, President and COO of IBC, congratulated PIP on the award. “Protective Industrial Products maintains the standards of excellence held by IBC for its buying group. IBC is fortunate to count PIP as one of its preferred suppliers.”

The National Meeting was held September 29 to October 1 in Rosemont, IL for stakeholders in IBC’s buying group network. PIP was announced as a Supplier of Excellence at the annual Recognition Luncheon on Sunday, September 30.

About IBC

IBC is one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and sub-assembly distributors with over 550 locations and total sales in excess of $6.64 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts.  IBC provides its member-distributors and preferred suppliers the tools, resources and market access needed to thrive in today's competitive marketplace, as well as a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

About Protective Industrial Products

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of work gloves and personal protection equipment to industrial distributors nationally. PIP’s strategy is to Bring the Best of the World to You™ by providing the highest value safety products available globally to all PIP customers. PIP is headquartered in Albany, NY and employs over 165 people nationwide. To learn more, visit http://www.pipusa.com.

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A minority owned business‐NMSDC certified.