In addition to their industrial, bearing, electrical and safety divisions, IBC has the ability to now offer chemical management. IBC, an alliance of North American industrial, bearing & power transmission and electrical distributors, has created a new chemical management division, ChemicalManagementPlusﾙ, with Phoenix Resource Management, Inc. (The Phoenix Group),Greenwood, IN.
The Phoenix Group, founded in 1991, is a non-manufacturing supplier of fluid and environmental management services, returnable packaging management, logistics, and packaging wash services. The private company has 23 locations and 180 employees servicing the industrial markets in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
In addition to their industrial, bearing, electrical and safety divisions, IBC has the ability to now offer chemical management. With their Hispanic minority status and this new division, IBC can provide the customer with minority credits and a seamless billing experience in five product categories, all bundled together under the IBC TechPlusﾙ national account software platform. This service can be provided at one or numerous plants and facilities throughout North America.
ChemicalManagementPlus will really bring IBC and Phoenix to a point where we are able to enhance all aspects of a customers operation,"" said Larry Waskom, vice president for The Phoenix Group. ""Our data driven approach to cost savings in conjunction with IBC's project management philosophy will drive hard dollar savings, technology advancements and process improvements all under a minority account program. We discovered that IBC's independent distributor approach was very similar to our own successful business model for chemical management, where The Phoenix Group is a non-manufacturing chemical manager. By integrating our service offering into their distribution organization we can further enhance the value that our companies bring independently."
"As IBC continues to look for ways to add value to our distributor member, preferred supplier and end-user customers, it is critical that we stay ahead of market trends,"" said Dan Burnham, EVP of business development for IBC. ""In addition to growing our buying group model, which was our genesis, one of our goals is to be the most professional contract provider in each vertical channel we choose to participate in and to operate these contracts with leading independent distributors. With the Phoenix Group, IBC can now add another bucket of products and services, in addition to providing another sales entry point for all our members to collectively win local minority and national agreements".
IBC, comprised of multiple commodity divisions, is one of North America's leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, safety, and chemical management distributors with over 500 locations and total sales in excess of $2.5 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective and 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).