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  2016  
   
  11/08 WIFI@Work is happy to feature member Melissa Rider who is a branch manager in Detroit for Brighton-Best International. Click here and see how she is making a difference in the fastener industry.
 
Congratulations to Brighton-Best International for being chosen for the 2016 Best Booth Awards, Best Character Award at NIFMSE! Courtesy of Fastener News Desk. Click here for the full list.
   
  11/07 Congratulations to Sean Kimport of BBI-Los Angeles and Melissa Miller of BBI-Atlanta as runners up for the FTR/FTI Scholarship. These two individuals will receive winning vouchers from the Fastener Training Institute. BBI wishes to thank Sean & Melissa for a job well done.
   
  10/05 Congratulations to Miguel Serrano as the new Quality Assurance Specialist in the BBI-LA A2LA lab. Miguel has been with PFC/BBI for over 16 years and has worked in various departments within the warehouse, DMR and Special Mill Team. Mr. Serrano may be reached at qa@brightonbest.com
   
  09/23 BBI President, Jun Xu, joins the podcast of www.fullythreaded.com episode #109 to discuss new products, the implications of Brighton-Best International becoming a publicly traded company and the upcoming NIFMSE show.
   
  09/21 Women in International Trade, Los Angeles, Board of Directors has awarded Rosa E Hearn from Brighton-Best International their 2016 Innovative Importer of the Year for the contribution and educational initiative by supporting teachers and students in global trade and logistics.
   
  09/20 Congratulations to BBI-LA Julie Toves for winning the Edith Cameron Scholarship courtesy of Women in the Fastener Industry Association (WIFI).

Julie will be attending the NIFMSE show in Las Vegas, Nevada from Oct. 25-27. You can meet Julie at the networking event in Room #304 and the WIFI booth #322.
   
  08/30 BBI is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Halpin to the position of National Accounts Manager. Chuck will direct Brighton Best sales efforts with many of the buying groups we support on a national level including AD, NetPlus, Evergreen, IBC and Incom. Chuck will also work with a focused group of national accounts to develop programs and sales.

Chuck has served BBI for over 30 years as the Northeast Regional Manager. He has been instrumental in the development and certification of Brighton Best International’s ISO 9002 Accreditation and the A2LA approval for our lab in Logan, NJ.
   
  08/26 It gives BBI great pleasure to announce the promotion of Ms. Erica Lichniak to Assistant Warehouse Manager for the Cleveland facility. Erica has been employed with BBI for over 5 years. Erica has been helping out from a managerial perspective in our Cleveland Warehouse for more than a year. Erica is a fine addition to our staff. Please help us welcome Erica Lichniak as Assistant Warehouse Manager for BBI-Cleveland.
   
  07/25 As part of Emerald Expositions “Rising Star Program,” The Young Fastener Professional Association has selected Michael Chen from BBI–Los Angeles as one of the ten young professionals to attend this year’s National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas. Michael will be at the YFP booth #321 and attend the networking event on Tuesday Oct. 25th in room 402. Join us by congratulating Mr. Michael Chen at the NIFMSE show.
   
  07/21 In anticipation of Manufacturing Day℠ 2016, which takes place on October 7th, 2016, BBI encourages our valued distributors to rally their customers who manufacture to participate in #MFGDAY16. Help support the future of manufacturing in America. MFG Day is designed to overcome the skills gap and foster interest in manufacturing careers with our future generations. Learn more by visiting the Manufacturing Day℠ website.
   
  07/11 BBI Q.A. Lab in Santa Fe Springs, CA has been approved for continued accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) until 2018.
   
  06/28 WIFI@work is happy to feature Myeisha Kitchen, Quality Assurance Specialist/Lab Manager at Brighton-Best International Read about Myeisha and see how she is making a difference in the fastener industry.
   
  06/02 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael White to the position of Regional Manager for the Northeast sales territory including Boston, Logan and the newly expanded Sayreville, NJ location. Mike has been with Brighton-Best for over 7 years and has a passion for his customers and the industry. He can be reached at mwhite@brightonbest.com.
   
  05/26 It gives BBI great pleasure to announce the promotion of Mr. Gerardo Castellanos to Warehouse Manager for the Chicago Facility. Gerardo has been employed with Brighton-Best International for more than five years. Mr. Castellanos started his fastener career with PFC as a warehouse picker. He then quickly moved up the ranks at PFC as packaging supervisor. Upon the completion of the PFC/BBI merger in October of 2013, Gerardo was one of the first employees trained and brought in to help solidify the Chicago BBI TEAM. He quickly adapted to his role as Packaging Manager servicing large packaged and inventory accounts, and special internal projects for BBI as a whole.
   
  05/25 BBI’s Rosa Hearn, also known as Rosa the Proferred Riveter joins the podcast of www.fullythreaded.com episode #105 to discuss Fastener Fair Mexico, Women in the Fastener Industry (stand L34), Brighton Best Int’l (Stand 529) and the upcoming education seminar which will be conducted in Spanish.
   
  04/13 George Martinez Regional Sales Manager of California, Nevada and Arizona territories has now added Mexico & Latin America to his current duties.
Mr. Martinez is currently based out of the Santa Fe Springs location and can be reached at mexico@brightonbest.com
   
  03/24 Brighton Best International has linked together with a new web service partner: Distribution One. Our current web service partners will now include Computer Insights, InxSql and now Distribution One. The web service connection allows customers to check stock, create a quote, and place an order. This tool allows customers to connect directly into the Brighton Best system. Call your account manager for details.
   
  03/18 Brighton Best International is pleased to announce the promotion of Dustin Henderson to the position of Regional Manager for the Denver and Salt Lake City locations. Dustin has been in the fastener industry for 20 years with PFC and Brighton Best. Dustin can be reached at dhenderson@brightonbest.com
   
  03/14 We are pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Escobar to Dallas regional warehouse manager. Robert has been with Brighton-Best for over 13 years. Most recently he has be the assistant manager here in the Dallas facility for the past 6 years. Robert is well known for his strong hands-on work ethic and passion for excellence. Robert will do an exceptional job in maintaining and exceeding the high level of service that you and our customers have come to expect.
   
  03/07 The Secretary of Defense has awarded Lisa Cole from Brighton Best International Cleveland the Patriot Award for the contribution to the National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by supporting Employee Participation in America’s National Guard and Reserves Force given by ESGR. Brighton Best International is dedicated to hiring veterans and we wish to thank you for your continued service and our freedom.
   
  02/26 Brighton-Best has recently been approved by the Miami Dade County for its “ULTRAWEDGE” wedge anchor. The NOA # is: 14-0902.09. The Proferred U.S. Anchor UltraWedge is approved to comply with the Florida building Code, including High Velocity Hurricane Zone. Corrosion testing per ASTMG 85 Annex 5 and TAS114 Appendix E on report # ESP020309P and per Report # ESP019482P, is also included in this approval.
   
  02/23 BBI is pleased to announce expansion of the Sayreville, NJ warehouse. The expanded facility is approx. 200,000 sq ft and houses over 35 million pounds of inventory. Located adjacent to New York City, the Sayreville NJ branch is ideally situated to service the Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington metroplex.

Carrying a full range of construction and industrial fasteners, threaded rod, anchors, B7 studs and all varieties of nuts and washers, we are ready to service our distributor base and expand their market opportunity. Since we service a large coastal area special attention has been given to the inventory in stainless and Hot Dip Galvanized product for all corrosive environment applications.

Orders placed by 3:30 PM will be shipped same day and pick up hours will be from 7:30 am until 7:00 PM.
   
  01/25 BBI-LA has announced the promotion of Jessie Portillo to the position of Branch Manager for the Los Angeles & San Francisco locations. Ms. Portillo has a proven track record in sales & management and is ready to serve our customers in her new position.
   
  2015  
   
  11/20 BBI would like to announce that Julio Peralta has elevated to the position of Warehouse Manager in Charlotte NC. Julio has been with BBI for several years and is known for his work ethic and non-stop passion for excellence. We are excited he will do an excellent job in maintaining the high level of BBI service standards we are all accustomed to.
   
  10/15 Congratulations to Quality Assurance Specialist Myeisha Kitchen for becoming a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute.
   
  10/14 IBC recognizes Brighton-Best International, Inc as 2015 Supplier of the Year...more
   
  10/13 It is with great pleasure that Young Fastener Professionals Association and the Fastener Industry Coalition have selected Jorge Rosales from Brighton-Best International (Los Angeles) to be a part of the 30 Under 30 Class of 2015.
   
  09/14 Congratulations to BBI-LA Nora Hluz for winning the Edith Cameron Scholarship courtesy of Women in the Fastener Industry Association (WIFI). Nora will be attending the NIFSME Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from Oct. 21-23. You can meet Nora at the WIFI booth #207.
   
  08/04 BBI would like to congratulate…

Dan Jaram as the new Territory Manager for Cleveland, OH.

Jef Hren in becoming a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute.

Jorge Rosales as the new Territory Manger for Santa Fe Springs, CA.
   
  07/28 BBI Proferred Hand Tools featured in the July/August issue of American Fastener Journal magazine. Click here to read
   
  07/17 BBI would like to congratulate Brett Sawulski as Atlanta Regional Warehouse Manager. Brett has been with BBI for nearly 4 years and was most recently the evening warehouse manager in Cleveland.

BBI would like to congratulate Charles Rojas as Global IT Operations Manager. From his past experience in both IT systems and warehouse operations, Charles will play an integral role in helping BBI become even more operationally efficient and streamlined.

   
  04/17 BBI would like to congratulate Mr. Robert Shieh, CEO of Brighton-Best International and founder/CEO of Ta Chen Group, for his induction into the NIFMSE Fastener Hall of Fame. A private reception will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo Show.
   
  04/16 New BBI Warehouses for 2015!
· Seattle warehouse expanded into a 120K sqft facility.
· Houston warehouse has expanded into an additional 90Ksqft facility
· Salt Lake City warehouse will be expanding into 67K sqft Summer 2015
· Denver warehouse will be expanding into a 72K sqft facility by Q2 2015
   
  04/15 BBI would like to congratulate Lori Granados as Branch Manager for both Sales and Operations for BBI-LA & BBI-SF.
   
  04/08 BBI would like to congratulate Jessie Portillo as the new Assistant Branch Manager for both BBI-LA & BBI-SF. Jessie’s extensive experience at Brighton Best makes her the perfect candidate for the job. Ms. Portillo may be reached at the Santa Fe Springs, CA location.
   
  03/30 Congratulations to Matt Eckhardt on joining BBI as Product Manager for BBI Hand Tools. Matt came from SK tools (a top quality USA manufacturer of hand tools) where he was the national sales manager.

Matt has more years than he cares to admit selling hand tools, and we look forward to having him join BBI to grow this new and exciting product line. Matt will be based in our Charlotte office.
   
  03/02 BBI is pleased to announce its acquisition of EZ Sockets, Inc...more
   
  02/03 We are pleased to announce our new warehouse manager Ms. Natashia Lee. Ms. Lee comes with extensive background in warehousing and management and will be located at BBI-Logan Township.
   
  01/29 Congratulates to Jose Zavala (BBI Salt Lake City) on his promotion to warehouse manager. Mr. Zavala came from Porteous Fastener Salt Lake City with 7+ years experience and will continues to lead the Warehouse TEAM while transitioning into a brand new warehouse.
   
  01/05 Congratulations to Rachel Spilman (Seattle) and DuWayne Edmunds (Portland) on their promotion to their new role as Branch Managers.

Rachel Spilman will be the new Seattle Branch Manager. Rachel worked at both PFC and HTI for numerous years prior to BBI. Her strong organizational and leadership skills will be an asset as BBI Seattle expands from 35,000 sq ft to 120,000 sq ft in Q2 2015.

DuWyane Edmunds will be the new Portland Branch Manager. DuWayne has worked at BBI for over 22 years and has always been a strong presence in the BBI Portland office as well as the Northwest region.
   
  2014  
   
  12/09 BBI-Atlanta expanded their facility to 267,000 sq. ft. over doubling their size. Atlanta’s fully automated warehouse has the capacity to carry more bulk locations and package shelf locations giving more distributors support for all BBI product families.
   
  11/04 IBC recognized Brighton-Best International as 2014 Supplier of the Year.
   
  10/27 BBI welcomes Myeisha Kitchen as Quality Assurance Specialist. Ms. Kitchen will be running our certified QA Laboratory Department located in the new Santa Fe Springs, CA location.
   
  10/03 BBI Q.A. lab in Santa Fe Springs, CA has been A2LA accredited until 2016.
   
  09/08 BBI welcomes Larry Unger as Territory Manager for the South East Region. Larry is a 35+ year veteran of the industry, he will be based out of BBI-Atlanta.
   
  07/24 Rosa E Hearn is running the Mexico & Latin America division for BBI and has added Product Manager of the Proferred Rivet line to her current duties. She is currently based out of the new Santa Fe Springs location.
   
  05/08 Introducing BBI Mobile for smartphone and tablet www.brightonbestmobile.com
   
  04/25 BBI welcomes Christine Lechowicz back as Territory Manager for the Southeastern territories. She will be based out of BBI Detroit.
   
  04/15 Congratulations to Jim Hahn as the Product Manager for US Anchors he will be located in the BBI New Jersey Branch.

Congratulations to Lori Granados on being promoted to Branch Managers of Operations for BBI Santa Fe Springs.
   
  03/05 Congratulations to Jose Roman on being name SE Regional Warehouse Manager.
   
  02/27 BBI has reached an agreement with Nucor Fasteners to become its principle master distributor of domestically manufacturer standards. BBI will be carrying Nucor's full line of components including Grade 5 & 8 standard capscrews, structural products and graded nuts & washers.
   
  02/24 Congratulations to Jeff Adams in Chicago on getting promoted as the Branch Manager, Josh Gaeth in Chicago as the new Operation Manager, and Hector Gerena as the new Regional Warehouse Manager for Chicago location.
   
  01/22 Brighton-Best International is now a proud member of Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI).
   
  2013  
   
  11/07 Congratulations to Dan Jackson in Portland on getting promoted as the new Warehouse Manager, George Martinez in Los Angeles as the new Regional Sales Manager of California, Nevada and Arizona territories, and John Gumz as the new Branch Manager for both Hayward and Santa Fe Springs locations.

Congratulations to Nora Hluz in Los Angeles for becoming a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute.

   
  10/11 Better Together: Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce its acquisition of the assets of Porteous Fastener Company. We are excited about the opportunities and efficiencies this new acquisition brings. Uniting the strengths and diversities of the two largest fastener Master Distributors will result in the most efficient supplier in the industry.
   
  09/04 BBI Toronto expanded from a 33,000 sq. ft. facility to 80,000 sq. ft. over doubling their size. Toronto’s fully automated warehouse has the capacity of 7,000 pallet locations, 16,500 “Bulk” locations and 4,000 package shelf locations. Toronto currently has 3,000 MT of inventory on hand, enabling full distributor support for all BBI product families.
   
  06/25 Congratulations to George Hunt III of Brighton-Best for being inducted into the North Coast Fastener Association Hall of Fame.
   
  05/21 Congratulations to...
Ralph Acosta as the Assistant Branch Manager for Atlanta, GA.

Jack Francis in becoming a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute.

Alton Tooke as the new Branch Manager for Charlotte NC.

Kim Wylie as the branch manager for both Dallas & Houston TX.

Sekaran Subramanian as the New Technical Mill Manager located in Cleveland OH.
   
  2012  
   
  12/06 BBI is pleased to announce a new partnership with DH Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT. Starting January 1st, 2013 for as low as $25 minimum order, BBI- Los Angeles will be shipping pallets of stock orders once a week to DH Marketing. Current customers will be able to will call their stock orders at this local Salt Lake City location at no extra cost. Call your local account manager toll free at 800-275-0050 for more information.

BBI will be expanding its Chicago sales and distribution center to a 250, 000 sq. ft. facility in Aurora, IL. It is located at 940 North Enterprise Street, Aurora, IL. 60506. New phone number: 630-898-9600, New fax number: 630-898-9601, Effective on Dec.17, 2012

   
  10/29 BBI is pleased to announce a new Domestic alliance with The Elgin Fastener Group - EFG...more
   
  06/21 BBI continues to expand! Toronto warehouse moving to an 80,000 sq.ft. facility July 14, 2012
   
  06/06 BBI Los Angeles: We'd Like to honor Tammy Slemmer, Leticia Barrangan and Andy Ramos (Branch 14) for completing the three required classes and passed the final exam for the Product Training program of the Fastener Training Institute. Jessie Portillo (Branch 14) has completed the seven required classes and passed the final exam for FTI's Certified Fastener Specialist advanced technical training program.
   
  05/17 BBI warehouse expansions!
  • Dallas warehouse expanded into a 180K sqft facility.
  • Los Angeles warehouse has expanded into an additional 80K sqft facility.
  • Toronto warehouse will be expanding into 80K sqft Summer 2012.
  • Chicago warehouse will be expanding into a 250K sqft facility by the end of 2012.
 
   
  05/16 BBI won the 2011 largest sales growth award from Net-Plus.  
   
  05/10 BBI awarded the Sphere 1 Bronze Award for 2011 outstanding sales growth.  
   
  2011    
 
  12/19 BBI cares for the community, BBI Dallas branch held its first annual BBI / the Marine Corps Toys for Tots event...image  
 
  12/10 BBI Seattle will double its square footage from 7,800 sq ft to 15,600 sq ft by January 1st, 2012.  
 
  07/25 BBI is expanding! Sayreville, NJ Warehouse is scheduled to open on September 5th, 2011.  
 
  05/18 BBI awarded the Sphere 1 Circle of Excellence Gold Award for Year 2010 in Las Vegas, NV for being the top growth supplier with the highest percentage increase in sales to Sphere 1 Members.  
 
  03/04 Queensland coal operating at two thirds capacity...more  
 
  02/24 China Steel Corporation (CSC) announced steel prices increase for 2011 April-May domestic sales...more  
 
  01/19 Australia Floods Affecting Coal Production and Potentially Global Steel Prices...more  
 
  Genralised System of Preferences (GSP) Expired on December 31st – Will Increase Duties on Some Steel Products...more  
 
  01/10 Threaded rod available in January 2011! Please click here for more details.
 
  2010    
   
  12/27 BBI new website launched!
 
  11/08 Brighton-Best Connection via the Business Edge is available now. Real time supply chain integration. Powered by Computer Insights. For more info please visit www.brightonbest.com/bbiconnection.asp...more
   
  10/09 BBI awarded the 2010 IBC (Industrial Supply Plus) Supplier of Excellence Award in Chicago, IL
   
  05/05 BBI awarded the Sphere 1 Circle of Excellence Bronze Award for Year 2009 in Orlando, FL
   
  2009  
   
  12/21 Holo-Krome company will transition all sales and service functions, under the new ownership of the Fastenal Company...more
   
  05/27 Chrysler Advance Stamping Manufacturing Engineering Service Bulletin: YFS (Fang Sheng Screw Co., Ltd., Taiwan) has been allowed to pilot their metric SHCS starting with the RT11 program...more
   
  02/09 The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is reportedly investigating a case alleging fraudulently marked fasteners imported from Thailand...more

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