Industry Affiliations

Striving to provide solutions to your demands means we must partner with the leaders in the industry. CBT has formed strategic partnerships with local and national groups and organizations to ensure we offer everything you need to run your business.

supplyFORCE
CBT is a proud owner-member of supplyFORCE, the only national MRO service provider that can help you manage multiple commodities while delivering local expertise and fulfillment to meet the needs of your local plant. supplyFORCE has national programs with local solutions giving our valued customers the best of both worlds. As a member of supplyFORCE, our customers have access to more than 200 independent distributors with more than 2,500 stocking locations ranging in areas of expertise in electrical, industrial, safety, pipe, values and fittings, and power transmission and bearings, allowing your plant to utilize trusted local suppliers while achieving efficiencies and cost savings with your MRO strategies.
 
Affiliated Distributors
CBT is a proud member of the Electrical, Safety, and the new Bearing and Power Transmission divisions of Affiliated Distributors (AD), the largest industrial wholesale buying group in North America. AD's more than 570 independently owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales of more than $31 billion. Our partnership with AD has enabled us to provide you with the latest technologies and the largest breadth of products and services in the industry.
 
Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Under EPA’s leadership, American consumers, businesses, and organizations have made investments in energy efficiency that are transforming the market for efficient products and practices, creating jobs, and stimulating the economy.

Locally, CBT partners with Duke Energy and DP&L to help area manufacturers earn rebates for their energy efficient technology upgrades.
 
NAED The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is the voice of the electrical distributor. By providing the best tools, information, and assistance to its members, the NAED works to make the electrical distribution channel more successful.
PTDA
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Guided by a member-focused strategic plan, the association harnesses the expertise and intellectual capital of its collective membership to provide high-quality networking opportunities and best-in-class programs that enable member companies to compete more effectively in a changing marketplace.
 
Cincinnati State Community College
CBT has partnered with Cincinnati State to provide training classes at the Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center in Evendale, Ohio. Cincinnati State and CBT aligned workforce training goals to enable the delivery of award-winning training in an accessible environment. This partnership combines the expansive industrial course offerings of Cincinnati State with leading-edge technology and hands-on industrial training, tailor-made to help you get ahead. Whether you’re seeking success in your career or improved business results for your company, gain the edge that helps you and your team remain competitive in the latest industrial technologies.
 

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) is the voice of manufacturing in the Greater Dayton Region. Members promote business  success through peer-to-peer networking, career awareness, advocacy, education, economic development, and sharing best practices.
 
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is the nation's fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of nearly 4,000 member businesses. The Chamber provides numerous services, including business retention and attraction, programs and events, member benefits to improve members' bottom line, solutions to members' workforce challenges, government advocacy, and more to create and sustain a positive business climate for our community, including demonstrating a commitment to small business assistance and economic inclusion.
 
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is the largers business association in the Greater Dayton Region, serving 2,700 businesses in Butler, Clark, Darke, Green, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Wareen counties. Chamber members work  together to build a healthy business environment, promote economic development and work effectively to improve the quality of life in the Greater Dayton region.