IBT Industrial Solutions announced Friday that it has opened an entirely new division dedicated to servicing the grain industry.
“We’ve always been involved in the grain industry with other products like motors, gearboxes, and bearings, but we will now have a more dedicated focus with conveyor belting, buckets, sheet goods, and more,” said Scott Kesner, Director of the Industrial Rubber Products Group for IBT. “This is just an extension of what we’ve always done—but with a major focus.”
A new 48,000 sq. ft. fabrication facility in Wichita, Kansas will offer a full spectrum of products and services for IBT’s customers. The Grain Division will include the support of IBT’s sales staff to provide enhanced services to existing grain customers nationwide. The new building is located at 2525 South Sheridan in Wichita.
“We want our customers to know that we’ve made a significant commitment to supply products and services to the grain industry,” Kesner said. He added that IBT currently serves feed lots, millwrights, and grain OEM’s throughout the Midwest and nationwide.
Grain industry experts Gary Hueser and Joe Altenhofen will join Kesner to offer customers a variety of industrial products and services, including:
- Grain belting
- UHMW and urethane sheeting
- Ceramic tile
In addition, the team—which has more than 50 years’ combined experience serving grain customers—will offer full punching and fabrication capabilities, using an automated, 84-inch state-of-the-art hole punching machine.
“This improves the one-stop shopping opportunities for all of IBT’s existing customers,” said Kesner. “Businesses buy motors and sprockets from us, but now they can also buy their grain products. This new division allows us to expand our belting expertise throughout the grain industry.”
About IBT Industrial Solutions
IBT Industrial Solutions is a leading, full-service industrial supplier. Since 1949, IBT has been helping customers maintain efficient, productive, and safe workplace facilities through quality industrial MRO supplies, products, and services. Top-notch industrial expertise and superior customer service set IBT apart. IBT has nearly 40 stocking locations throughout the United States, and is headquartered in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, Kansas.