CBT expands into Sidney region in 2016


For the Sidney Daily News



CBT partners converse with attendees in the product demonstration tent.

CBT partners converse with attendees in the product demonstration tent.


CBT employees LeeAnn Rensberger, left to right, Taylor Rammell, Sue Patterson, Kristen Tommer, Sarah Clifford and Beth Lotz wait to greet customers at the open house.


CBT Account Manager Dan Buzek sets up the Mechanical Power Transmission Table at the Sidney open house.


Customers attend a complimentary NFPA 70E Training led by OSHA Instructor, Bob Ruggles.


SIDNEY — In March 2016, CBT Co., a family owned business with locations in Springboro and Cincinnati, Ohio, expanded its service area to the greater Sidney region through its acquisition of FDL Automation & Supply. This acquisition expanded CBT’s Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley distributor territory to include all of Shelby, Clark, Auglaize, Logan, Champaign and Hardin counties, and also enabled CBT to continue to offer not only automation and electrical supplies, but also its complementary mechanical power transmission, belting, and pneumatic products and services to the broad customer base in the region.

The post- acquisition period proved to be a very exciting time that included the hiring of new associates, training of existing associates on the expanded product offering, an open house to introduce to the region our expanded offering of products and services, as well as continued outreach and support of various community endeavors. Leveraging the excellent reputation and business of FDL, along with the significant skillsets and expertise of their associates, CBT was able to continue expanding their business in the region during 2016.

“We are extremely excited about our business opportunities in the greater Sidney region. We greatly appreciate the customers and community welcoming us with open arms, and we are honored to serve and support the needs of our customers and the community” said Jim Stahl, CBT’s president and owner.

His report continues:

In 2017, the current outlook for the industrial and commercial markets is a bit mixed but is generally described as “cautiously optimistic.”

Our plans are to continue to stay close to the market and our customers, continue to invest in our people and service capabilities, and continue to grow our business in the region. CBT’s commits to “providing complete solutions on demand” to its customers and are optimistic that their team of service professionals and broad offering of market facing products and services will transition the cautious optimism of the market analysts into remarkable and sustainable growth for CBT in 2017.

The greater Sidney region is well-positioned for continued growth, and as a family-owned business, we look forward to being an integral part of this market and community for generations.

CBT is proud to offer the greater Sidney region access to more than 200 professionals with extensive and unique expertise, hundreds of thousands of products, 24 hour on call emergency service, and a host of customized service offerings to address the unique business needs of our customers.

CBT partners converse with attendees in the product demonstration tent.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_2.jpgCBT partners converse with attendees in the product demonstration tent.

CBT employees LeeAnn Rensberger, left to right, Taylor Rammell, Sue Patterson, Kristen Tommer, Sarah Clifford and Beth Lotz wait to greet customers at the open house.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_1.jpgCBT employees LeeAnn Rensberger, left to right, Taylor Rammell, Sue Patterson, Kristen Tommer, Sarah Clifford and Beth Lotz wait to greet customers at the open house.

CBT Account Manager Dan Buzek sets up the Mechanical Power Transmission Table at the Sidney open house.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_3.jpgCBT Account Manager Dan Buzek sets up the Mechanical Power Transmission Table at the Sidney open house.

Customers attend a complimentary NFPA 70E Training led by OSHA Instructor, Bob Ruggles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_4.jpgCustomers attend a complimentary NFPA 70E Training led by OSHA Instructor, Bob Ruggles.

For the Sidney Daily News