COVID-19 Updates

At IBC, we pledge to support your business and the U.S. industrial supply chain during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Maintaining open lines of communication with and between IBC distributor members and supplier partners is a top priority.

IBC Updates

July 8, 2020

IBC 2020 National Conference

IBC has recently been notified that the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, the location for the 2020 IBC National Conference, will remain closed until November 1, 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is with great regret that we inform you of this development, as this announcement precludes IBC from hosting our Member and Supplier conference scheduled for September 27 – 29.

While we will greatly miss the energy of spending time with our membership and suppliers this year, the show, as they say, must go on. And so, it is with great excitement that we inform you that IBC is in the process of planning an IBC 2020 Virtual National Conference. We will provide dates and an agenda in the coming weeks. This development will allow for maximum member and supplier participation spread across a manageable timeframe, while safeguarding everyone’s health and welfare.

IBC will provide a full refund to those distributors and suppliers that have already registered for the conference. Thank you for supporting IBC, and we are all looking forward to a unique, productive and vibrant IBC 2020 Virtual National Conference!!

Please visit our website for more details.

April 10, 2020

IBC Update to Members

At IBC, all staff members remain available by phone and email to assist with your business needs. Please reach out to us with any questions. A message to all distributors, suppliers and end-users regarding COVID-19 may be read here.

Supplier Updates

April 9, 2020

JPW Industries, Inc. Update

Please still submit PO’s, call into tech support or customer service as we are operating at a normal cadence in this time of uncertainty and chaos. We are able to manage and operate the business with minimal disruption although there is no communication like face-to-face communication. The JPW warehouse is operating at 90-100% capacity. Edwards in Albert Lee, MN are less than 100% but are able to function in a relatively normal routine.

JPW is defined as “essential” businesses by the states we are located in, and play a critical role in supplying product to other essential businesses, specifically in manufacturing. Learn more.