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  2022  
   
  05/06 Congratulations to the entire Brighton-Best International Family for winning the Sphere1 award of Largest Percentage of Purchase Growth—Emerald level, last night at the annual meeting. The team that went had the honor of accepting the award on behalf of all the hardworking BBI employees that earned it. Great job BBI!
   
  04/26 Learn about the Importance of Testing Concrete Anchors, written by U.S. Anchor Product Manager, Jim Hahn, in the latest issue of Fastener Engineering Magazine. Read the article here.
   
  04/12 Brighton-Best International is excited to announce Jim Hahn (Product Manager for U.S. Anchor) has been featured in the Spring issue of Distributor's LINK Magazine. Click here to read Mr. Hahn’s article.
   
  03/31 Brighton-Best International, President Jun Xu joins newsman Mike McNulty to discuss the latest FDI and doing business in a climate of uncertainty, on the Fastener News Report on Episode #174 on www.fullythreaded.com
   
  02/15 BBI would like to announce the promotion of Bruce Wiggins to the role of warehouse Manager for the Houston branch. Bruce is going on his 17th year with BBI, and has held several positions including Assistant Manager. We are excited about the future of our Houston team and thank Bruce for taking on this new responsibility. Please help us in congratulating Bruce in his new role.
   
  02/10 BBI would like to congratulate Ms. Lucie Rushton, in BBI-Australia, for her promotion to Branch Manager at Brighton-Best International - Melbourne. Lucie brings extensive experience in customer solutions along with several years of experience with our company. If you would like to contact Ms. Rushton you may reach her at lrushton@brightonbest.com.au.
   
  02/03 We are excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Emilio Garcia as the new Territory Manager for the West Coast & Mexico Region. Emilio brings extensive experience to the field with his knowledge of quality assurance and fastener sales. Please join us in congratulating him. If you would like to contact Emilio, you may reach him at egarcia@brightonbest.com
   
  01/28 The Mid-West Fastener Distributors Association (MWFA) recently held their annual scholarship dinner meeting recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to:

$2,500 SWD INC. Scholarship
Madison Hunt, daughter of Tina and George Hunt III of Brighton-Best Int’l. Madison is a high school senior planning to pursue her degree in Registered Nursing. She looks forward to giving back to her community and helping people. She wants to be someone that makes people feel comfortable, and someone who makes a difference.

$4,000 Brighton-Best International Scholarship
Joshua Church, grandson of Barbara Newman of Brighton-Best Int’l. Joshua is a high school senior planning to pursue Nursing in college. A recent surgery experience helped him realize that he wanted to be a nurse who keeps patients calm and knowledgeable of what is to come. He strives to always keep his values in mind.
 
  01/14 Kimberly Arnold, Branch Manager of Brighton-Best International Cleveland has been nominated and elected Secretary of the 2022 executive board of Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI). For more information about WIFI please visit: www.fastenerwomen.com.
   
  2021  
   
  11/29 BBI would like to congratulate Mr. Desmond Vance from BBI-Charlotte for his promotion to Branch Manager for Brighton-Best International. Desmond brings extensive experience in customer solutions along with several years of experience with our company. If you would like to contact Desmond you may reach him at dvance@brightonbest.com.
   
  11/09 Congratulations to George Hunt III, BBI Mid-West Regional Manager, for receiving the 2021 Man Up Award for his commitment to supporting women in the fastener industry and the WIFI organization. Thank you for being a great advocate GH3!
   
  11/02 Brighton-Best International is excited to announce its recent expansion to the existing BBI Dallas facility, doubling its size to 400,000 square feet of warehouse space. In addition to the expansion, BBI-Texas is now the central hub for the Ironclad Performance Wear glove line. For more information, please email dallas@brightonbest.com
   
  10/18 Brighton-Best International, Inc. (BBI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vertex Distribution (Vertex), an industry leader of Stainless fasteners in North America.
   
  10/13 It is with great pride and excitement that Brighton-Best International announce the appointment of Kimberly Gonzalez as Chicago Warehouse Manager. Kim brings much management experience to our TEAM. Kim and the entire Chicago facility is looking forward to servicing our customers in being the BEST we possibly can be. Please join us in congratulating Kim on her new role.
   
  10/08 Brighton-Best International is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. John Brown as BBI-Cleveland Warehouse Manager. John has been with BBI for over twenty years and we are excited to see what the future holds with his guidance and leadership.
   
  10/01 Congratulations to Ironclad Performance Wear, a BBI Company. Winner of the 2021 Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) for the HW6XFR Heatworx® Heavy Duty FR glove. Please click here for the press release.
   
  09/16 BBI would like to congratulate Steve Andrasik, Vice President of Sales of Brighton-Best International for being inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame. Steve is a 2021 Hall of Fame Award Winner courtesy of International Fastener Expo (IFE) and The Fastener Coalition (FIC). A special recognition award ceremony will take place on the show floor in the sessions corner at IFE on Wednesday September 22nd.
   
  09/07 BBI is pleased to announce that US Anchor has been fully approved and renewed by Miami Dade County for its flagship ULTRAWEDGE+ WEDGE ANCHOR. (NOA N0. 21 – 0615.02) until February 2026, for the full report click here.
   
  08/26 Brighton-Best International is proud to be a supporter of this year’s 2021 Electric Vehicle Fall Festival happening in Thornburg, VA on October 3rd. Click here to learn more.
   
  08/04 We are excited to announce Ironclad has been awarded the Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award for two new gloves: The Command™ Series A2 PU IMPACT (KCI2PU) and the World’s First NFPA 2112 Flash Fire Rated glove (HW6XFR). Click here for the full press release.
   
  08/03 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Danielle Pawloski to Territory Sales Manager for the Michigan territory and surrounding areas. Ms. Pawloski has been with BBI for over 9 years. You may congratulate Danielle at dpawloski@brightonbest.com
   
  08/02 Brighton-Best International and Ironclad Performance Wear are pleased to announce that Austin Potter has joined the Ironclad Sales team as our New Regional Sales Manager in the Northwest Region. You can reach Austin Potter at apotter@ironclad.com

We are also pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Riley Dewitt as Junior Product Developer at Ironclad Performance Wear, to help us develop and expand our PPE line that is thoughtfully designed and researched to keep us safe. You may reach Riley at rdewitt@ironclad.com
   
  07/13 BBI is pleased to announce the renewal of our upgraded flagship anchor – Ultrawedge+ (ESR #3981) – (carbon steel). Please click here to read the official report.
   
  07/06 BBI is pleased to announce that US Anchor has received a new approval for its proprietary Tapking SD. The approval has been elevated from conditional to full approval. The NOA report extends into 2024, covering standard pullout, shear values, corrosion resistance, and high velocity wind approvals. It is also approved by the State of Florida. Click here for the full report.
   
  06/14 BBI is excited that our Q.A. Lab in New Jersey has been approved for continued accreditation by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) until July 2023.

Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Bill Davis from BBI-Cleveland for taking the final exam and passing with a perfect score to become a Certified Fastener Specialist (CFS) from the Fastener Training Institute . For more information on how to become a Certified Fastener Specialist, please visit FTI at www.fastenertraining.org
   
  06/07 Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Danielle Pawloski from BBI-Detroit for taking the final exam and passing to become a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute.
For more information on how you can become a Certified Fastener Specialist please visit www.fastenertraining.org
   
  05/19 BBI would like to congratulate Mr. George Lee from BBI/TCI-Los Angeles for his promotion to IT Manager for both Brighton-Best International and Ta Chen International. George will continue to build and challenge our IT team to greater heights for both organizations.
   
  05/12 Introducing the ALL NEW Ironclad Sleeve!

Protecting your arms can be just as important as protecting your hands. The all new SL18KV3 18” PROTECTIVE SLEEVE is made with 100% Dupont™ Kevlar® fibers. This sleeve is 360° A3 Cut Resistant and inherently heat resistant.

Visit the Ironclad brand page to learn more, or contact your BBI Account Rep today.
   
  05/06 Brighton-Best International and Ironclad Performance Wear are pleased to announce that Brendan Shields has joined the Ironclad Sales team as our New Regional Sales Manager in the Northeast Region. You can reach Brendan Shields at bshields@ironclad.com
   
  04/14 Brighton Best International is excited to announce Jim Hahn (Product Manager for U.S. Anchor) has been featured in the April/May issue of Contractor Supply Magazine. Click here to read Mr. Hahn’s article.
   
  04/13 U.S. Anchor is pleased to announce that our Tapking HD has been approved and renewed by ICC-ES until 2023. This product has the highest industry level of approval to include cracked concrete and seismic related issues. To view the ICC-ES #4557 report click here.
   
  03/22 BBI President, Jun Xu, joins the podcast of www.fullythreaded.com episode #162 with Mike McNulty from Fastener Technology on his view of the FDI index.
   
  02/23 BBI is excited to announce 3 outstanding individuals, taking on the added role of managing 3 prominent buying groups.

BBI-Cleveland, Dan Jaram —Distributor Partnership of America Marketing Group (DPA)

Ironclad Performance Wear, A BBI Company, Sophia Glaubitz—Affiliated Distributor Marketing Group (AD), including Industrial & Safety, Pipe Valve and Fitting and Building Materials

BBI-Charlotte, Clarence Mosley—Lumberman’s Merchandising Corp Marketing Group (LMC)

These 3 individuals will be focusing on strengthening our current partnership with the group, and providing the BEST service to our members. For more information about the groups or individuals, contact our National Accounts Manager, Chuck Halpin at chalpin@brightonbest.com
   
  02/23 BBI Regional Manager for the Mid-West, George Hunt III joins the podcast of www.fullythreaded.com episode #161 on the ever expanding product lines for Brighton Best International and being President of the Mid-West Fastener Association.
   
  02/18 Congratulations to Erik Johansen, from BBI-Chicago, for completing the MWFA Fascination with Fasteners course. Eric was one of dozens of individuals who took advantage of a virtual education class focusing on fastener basics and received his certificate of completion. For more information on the Mid-West Fastener Association educational program please vist www.mwfa.net
   
  02/02 BBI would like to congratulate George Martinez from BBI-Los Angeles and Dick McDaniel from BBI-Dallas, for receiving the distributor nominated award for supplier excellence by the Evergreen Group. Both distinguished managers will receive a validation certificate for doing a great job going above and beyond.
   
  02/01 The Mid-West Fastener Distributors Association (MWFA) held their annual scholarship meeting recognizing this year's scholarship recipients. Congratulations to this year's winners:

$4,000 Brighton-Best International Scholarship to George Hunt IV son of Christine and George Hunt III of Brighton-Best, Chicago, Illinois.

$1,500 MWFA Scholarship to Desiree Patterson daughter of Lisa Patterson of Ironclad Performance Wear a BBI Company in Dallas, Texas.

$1500 MWFA Scholarship winner to Elizabeth Soto daughter of Staci Hughes of Brighton-Best Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information on benefits and scholarships, please visit www.fastenercoalition.org or your Regional/National association.
   
  01/15 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. John Brown to Assistant Warehouse Manager at our BBI-Cleveland location. Mr. Brown has been with BBI almost 20 years and is a key part of our daily operations and inventory control. Congratulations John!
   
  01/15 George Hunt III, Regional Manager of Brighton-Best International has been nominated and elected as President of the 2021 Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA). BBI would like to congratulate Mr. Hunt for his exemplary leadership and success within the fastener industry.
   
  2020  
   
  12/14 Ironclad Performance Wear, a BBI company is proud to announce the launch of the world's first NFPA2112 flash fire rated glove in partnership with Dupont™. Click here to read the press release.
   
  12/08 Congratulations to Brighton-Best International for being chosen for the 2020 FND Best Booth Award for Best Digital Booth at the Match & Meet by IFE. For a list of winners, please click here.
   
  12/07 BBI is excited that our Q.A. Lab in Los Angeles has been approved for continued accreditation by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) until December 2022.
   
  11/13 Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI) announces Rosa E Hearn, Product Manager from BBI-Los Angeles as the 2020 Women of the Year award winner. Congratulations Rosa! For a list of winners, click here to read the press release.
   
  11/09 The US Anchor Division of Brighton Best International is pleased to announce the addition of Tapking HD, heavy duty concrete screw anchor. Click here for more.
   
  11/04 Ironclad Performance Wear, A BBI company is proud to announce the launch of the all new, retail-focused Octane Series Glove Line. Click here to read the press release.
   
  10/22 BBI and US Anchor is pleased to announce that our Ultrawedge! Wedge anchor has been renewed by ICC-ES through 2022. This anchor has cracked concrete approval.
   
  10/06 Ironclad Performance Wear, A BBI Company launches into the Esports arena with the world's first gaming gloves designed with pro gamers, read the full press release here.
   
  09/25 BBI/Proferred is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Gibson to the position of Proferred Global Sales and Product Director. Scott will direct Proferred’s sales efforts with our building and drywall customers. He will also support customers on a global level, work with buying groups, and on our tradeshows.

BBI/Proferred would also like to congratulate Larry Unger for his promotion to the position of Proferred National Drywall Account Manager. Larry will spearhead the Proferred sales on a national level.
   
  09/22 Congratulations to Ironclad Performance Wear, a BBI Company. Winner of the 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) for the KONG PRO Cut-Resistant Gloves category. Please click here for the press release. 
   
  09/09 Peggy Hsieh, COO of Brighton-Best International speaks with the Traveling Salesman in the newest edition of the fastener blog. Click here to read the full 10 minute interview. 
   
  07/27 Brighton Best International is pleased to announce that it has completed a comprehensive testing program for Commercial (generic) heavy duty anchors. To read the full press, please click here
   
  07/24 In this summer's edition of the Distributor Link Magazine Pg.84, BBI's Steve Andrasik, VP of Sales talks about Brighton-Best International's 95th year milestone. Click here to read the article. 
   
  07/14 Jun Xu, President of Brighton-Best International speaks with Fastener Fixing Magazine about how the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of the distribution sector. Click here to read more. 
   
  07/10 BBI is excited that our Q.A Lab in New Jersey has been approved for continued accreditation by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) until July of 2021. 
   
  07/08 Congratulations to Ironclad Performance Wear a BBI Company. Winner of the 2020 ISHN Readers' Choice Award for the Command A7 Insulated glove and the Kong Chemical Impact glove. Please click here for the press release. 
   
  07/01 BBI is excited to announce that Colin Shaw's article on Weld Fasteners is featured in the Fastener Engineering Magazine. Great Job Mr. Colin! Please click here to read his article.
   
  06/11 WIFI@Work is happy to feature Evelyn Padilla, Operations/Logistics at Brighton-Best International. Click here to read about Evelyn and see how she is making a difference at BBI and in the fastener industry. For more information about WIFI please visit fastenerwomen.com.
   
  06/10 Check out the latest Q&A with BBI’s Steve Andrasik, VP of Sales on the Fastener Engineering website Click here for the full interview.
   
  05/27 BBI is pleased to announce that BBI President, Jun Xu's article was featured in the May 2020 edition of Fastener World Magazine on page 96. To read the article please click here.
   
  05/18 Introducing two new ways to find the latest data and product information. The Glove Finder App will help locate any glove for your application directly from your device. Available at Ironclad.com website. The ProferredScrews.com website gives customers state-of-the-art technology to be more efficient finding data. Contact your BBI representative today for more information.
   
  05/08 Effective May 1st, Brighton-Best International is a new Preferred Supplier to AD’s PVF Division. BBI is excited about the new partnership and we are looking forward to helping our customers grow in the Pipe, Valve and Fitting industry.
   
  04/28 Brighton-Best International welcomes Corey Hall as our new Ironclad Regional Sales Manager for the Upper Midwest Region. Corey comes to Ironclad with over 14 years of experience in the industrial distribution world. You can reach Corey at chall@ironclad.com.
   
  04/20 BBI President, Jun Xu, joins the podcast of Fully Threaded Episode #151 to discuss the implications of Brighton-Best International during the Covid-19 stay at home orders.
   
  04/17 BBI is excited to announce that Jim Hahn's article on US Anchor was featured in the current issue of Contractor Supply Magazine. Great job Mr. Hahn! Please click here to read his article (pg.38).
   
  03/23 BBI would like to congratulate the following two employees on their promotions!

Mrs. Dahiana Olivo Cruz, Warehouse Manager for BBI Sayreville, New Jersey. Dahiana has been with BBI for the past 7 years. She is knowledgeable in Systems and Customer Service pertaining to both New Jersey and Boston accounts. We look forward to her continued success in her new position.

Mrs. Ysabel, Assistant Warehouse Manager for BBI, Sayreville, New Jersey. Ysabel has been with BBI for many years. She served as the Inventory Control Lead in past years. We are looking forward to her new role as the Assistant Warehouse Manager.
   
  03/20 BBI is proud to be the official launch sponsor of Torque USA Magazine. To see the first inaugural issue please click here.
   
  02/26 Congratulations to BBI-Dallas team for receiving the 2019 Supplier Continuous Improvement Award by Gexpro. BBI could not be more proud of Team Dallas for the excellent job they have achieved. Simply some of Brighton’s very Best. Way to go TEAM.
   
  02/05 BBI National Accounts Manager Chuck Haplin joins the podcast of www.fullythreaded.com episode #148 on the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) and BBI.
   
  02/03 Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Sarah Evans from BBI-Chicago, Michael McChesney from BBI-Atlanta and Sara Crompton from BBI-Denver, for taking and passing the final exam and becoming Certified Fastener Specialists. For more information on how you can become a Certified Fastener Specialist please visit click here.
   
  01/23 We are pleased to announce that BBI President, Jun Xu's article was featured in the January 2020 edition of Fastener + Fixing Magazine on page 68. To read the latest digital version please click here.
   
  01/14 BBI would like to announce Yvonne Martinez is now the new Los Angeles Assistant Branch Manager. Yvonne may be reached at ymartinez@brightonbest.com.
   
  01/02 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce its acquisition of CleanFit Gloves. We are excited about the opportunities and efficiencies this new acquisition brings to BBI in the automotive retail channel. This acquisition will further help diversify Cleanfit to other retail channels along with BBI and Ironclad's own distribution network. Please Click here for the official press release.
   

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