Bay City Industrial Supply’s history can be traced back to 1949 when Mr “Bud” Phipps began his career at a small independent distribution company called “Bay City Bearing Co”. With a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, Bay City Bearing Co. thrived and grew to lead the power transmission distribution market in Southern California. When the company was purchased by an out-of-state firm, Mr. Harry Oranges hired Bud to open what would be the first branch of King Bearing Inc. in Southern California. With a small group of devoted staff, they quickly built a reputation for outstanding customer service. Again, with Buds leadership, the company rapidly expanded to open several branches throughout Southern California. Raising the bar in customer service was always at the forefront of their mission.
Mr. David Phipps joined King Bearing Inc. in 1980 as an outside salesman at an Orange County branch of the company; his extensive career in the power transmission field would begin here. After 11 years of being one of the top performers in the company King Bearing was purchased by a national chain distributor. It was at this time, in 1991, that David made the decision to venture out on his own. He partnered with Mr. Gary Thompson Sr. of Thompson Industrial expanded to open a second branch in Long Beach, CA.
In order to fully implement our unparalleled dedication to excellence in customer service (while maintaining our “CAN DO” mentality that drives every member of our staff), we are very proud to announce that our Anaheim and Long Beach branches are now united to form Bay City Industrial Supply.
With our foundation and reputation that has been heavily built upon customer service, we commit (as always) to put our customers first and to strive for excellence. We take pride in the fact that we are family owned and operated. All of us here at Bay City Industrial Supply are truly grateful for your business and hope to be more than “just a distributor” to you and your business.
Industries: Industrial Automation
Company size: 11-50 employees
Headquarters: Anaheim, California
Type: Privately Held