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  2023  
   
  02/02 The high five award is given to an employee to recognize their efforts in improving organizational goals. BBI would like to congratulate Mike White BBI-New Jersey for being February’s High five Award winner.
   
  01/06 Congratulations to Kerri Burkhard from Ironclad Performance Wear a division of Brighton-Best International, for being our first 2023 High Five Award winner at BBI! The High Five Award recognizes Brighton-Best International (BBI) employees who come up with new game changing ideas across all BBI departments. Our employees are what makes BBI the BEST.
   
  01/03 BBI/U.S. Anchor is pleased to announce that Scott Gibson, Proferred Global Sales and Product Director has now added U.S. Anchor Manager to his current role. Scott will Manage U.S. Anchor sales and certification efforts with our sales and product teams. He will also support customers on a global level and work with buying groups.
   
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  12/12 Brighton-Best International receives proclamation award from the Mayor, City Council and the citizens of Carson, California for our Safe to Cross program. Helping crossing guards in all their school districts.

For more information on our safe to cross program, please email safetocross@brightonbest.com
   
  11/18 The Mid-West Fastener Distributors Association (MWFA) recently held their annual scholarship dinner meeting recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients:

Congratulations to:

Sara Walsh, daughter of Bill Walsh, Product Manager of Brighton-Best Int’l. Miss Walsh is a second year civil engineering student at Villanova University. She hopes to pursue a career in structural engineering, focusing on the design and construction aspects. She is involved on campus as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Inclusion Crew, and as an honors peer mentor.

Brianna Barile, daughter of Tony Barile, from BBI-Chicago. Miss Barile is a senior at Rolling Meadows High School. Brianna is interested in pursuing elementary education or possibly being a secondary English education teacher. She is thinking about attending Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2023. She has been bowling for over 10 years and has been on the varsity team in high school for all four years of school with a high game of 278. Along with receiving this scholarship, she was also inducted into National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, and had the opportunity to sit in on a panel and meet Dr. Jill Biden.

For more information about MWFA and their scholarships, please visit: www.mwfa.net
   
  11/03 BBI-Montreal has moved from a 90,000 sqft facility into a 154,000 sqft building and BBI-Toronto has doubled its warehouse space to 164,000 sqft facility enhancing just-in-time deliveries into Canada. For more information please email montreal@brightonbest.com or toronto@brightonbest.com
   
  11/02 Rosa E. Hearn, Product Manager has now added Director of Public Relations and Initiatives to her current role. Ms. Hearn will oversee the BBI marketing department and company public relations and will be involved in producing product, sales and marketing initiatives for the organization.

Brighton-Best International would also like to congratulate Rosa for winning the 2022 Extraordinary Latina Connecting Community Award, courtesy of United Latinas. Ms. Hearn is currently based out of the BBI-LA office and can be reached at rhearn@brightonbest.com
   
  10/31 Brighton-Best International wins BEST GROUP at the annual Fastener News Desk 2022 Best Booth Awards at International Fastener Expo (IFE). For a list of winners please visit Best Booth Awards from IFE 2022 Announced (fastenernewsdesk.com)
   
  10/24 We are excited to announce the appointment of Mr. John Chong as the new Director of Re-pack of Operation.  Previously, John was the Packaging Manager of our West Coast location and will now take his extensive experience and knowledge to a National level. Please join us in congratulating Mr. John Chong in his new position.  If you would like to contact Mr. Chong, you may reach him at jchong@brightonbest.com
   
  10/21 BBI would like to welcome and congratulate Mr. Frank Devito as the new Director of Mill and Secondary Operations. Frank will be based out of the BBI-Cleveland location and will oversee the US Mill & Rework-Sourcing national team. To reach Mr. Devito, please email fdevito@brightonbest.com
   
  10/07 Congratulations to Brighton-Best International. Winner of the 2022 Supplier of the Year at NetPlus Alliance. For more information on NetPlus Alliance, please visit www.netplusalliance.com
   
  10/03 Please join BBI in congratulating Agustin Rodriguez as he takes on a new role as the new Regional Warehouse Manager at BBI-Sayreville. Agustin has 30+ years of warehouse experience (Heads/Threads, BBI and Vertex previously) and has been a stabilizing force during the Vertex transition. We look forward to a bright future out of both the Sayreville and Edison locations and trust Agustin to lead our team well into the future.
   
  09/14 Congratulations to George Martinez, Regional Manager of Brighton-Best International (Los Angeles) for being nominated and elected as the Pacific-Western Fastener Association’s vice president.
   
  09/09 Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Rosa E Hearn from BBI-Los Angeles for being nominated for an award at United Latinas, recognizing her achievements and contributions to the Hispanic and school communities. Winners will be announced for the Extraordinary Latina Awards on September 28th. Please click here for more information.
   
  09/02 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Alvaro Najera to warehouse manager for Carol Stream off-site facility in Illinois.
   
  09/01 Brighton-Best International helps safe guard our children by providing safety gear to our community crossing guards across America. Click here for the full press release.
   
  08/05 BBI Australia would like to announce the promotion of Ms. Lucie Rushton, as Regional States Manager at Brighton-Best International – Melbourne. Lucie has held several positions at BBI including Branch Manager. Please help us congratulate Ms. Rushton in her new role. Lucie may be reached at lrushton@brightonbest.com
   
  08/01 SEFA Scholarships $2,000
Madison Hunt, daughter of Tina and George Hunt III of Brighton-Best Int’l, was awarded a 2022 scholarship by the South East Fastener Association (SEFA). 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. For more information on SEFA scholarships, please visit www.thesefa.com
   
  07/29 Brighton-Best International is happy to announce that Nora Hluz, from BBI Los Angeles, has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. With 18 years of experience in the fastener industry, Nora’s hard work and attention to detail has made her an invaluable team member in the Sales Department. We are looking forward to her new role as the Assistant Branch Manager.
   
  07/28 Congratulations to Yvonne Martinez, from BBI Los Angeles, on her promotion to Branch Manager. Led by her many years of dedication and experience, Yvonne advanced from an entry-level position to Branch Manager. We are proud of her many accomplishments and look forward to the positive impact she will have in her new role.
   
  07/12 We are always proud to see one of our employees showcased for the difference they make in the industry. Now you can read about our very own Shelly-Ann Willets, Sales Manager for BBI UK, as she takes part in the latest Women in Fasteners feature with Torque Magazine. Check out the article here:https://issuu.com/stagpublications/docs/tor065_2022/30
   
  07/08 Congratulations to Doug Strauss, from BBI-Cleveland, for passing the exam 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
   
  06/06 Congratulations to Bill Davis, from BBI Cleveland, on his promotion to the position of Regional Manager for the Central Region. Bill’s 20 years in the fastener industry will assist him in his roles as both Regional Manager and Weld Fastener Product Manager.

Bill is excited for this opportunity and looks forward to working with his team to develop the region as BBI continues to expand its capabilities.

Please join us in congratulating Bill in his new role.
   
  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.
   
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  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.
 

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