CGW Abrasives Becomes a Preferred Supplier within the IBC Industrial Buying Group

CGW Abrasives, also known as Camel Grinding Wheels, brings a broad array of high performance, precision and general purpose abrasive products to IBC’s network of independent distributors.

IBC is pleased to announce the addition of CGW Abrasives (Camel Grinding Wheels) to its industrial buying group as a preferred supplier. Based in Niles, Ill., CGW Abrasives provides high performance, precision and general-purpose abrasive products in both value and premium pricing levels.

In becoming an IBC preferred supplier, CGW Abrasives provides industrial buyers served by IBC’s network of independent distributors with a well-rounded selection of quality products to grind, cut, sand or finish metal, glass, wood, brick and concrete surfaces. CGW Abrasives offers premium and price-sensitive products across several product categories including precision vitrified grinding wheels for industrial applications, resin bonded grinding and cutting wheels, flap discs, and surface conditioning products.

“CGW’s recent addition of Mike Sullivan as President and a renewed focus on innovation and competitiveness has transformed CGW into a stronger brand,” stated Mark R. Higgins, Business Development, Relations and Recruitment. “The breadth of the product line with emphasis on performance production-oriented abrasives helps our members provide best in class solutions for end users.”

“We are very excited to be chosen as a preferred supplier to IBC – we feel that the combination of CGW’s 5,000 stock items and large network of sales and technical support coupled with IBC’s vast leadership network will provide end-users with many cost effective solutions and productivity gains,” stated Mike Sullivan.

Industrial buyers served by the IBC network of independent distributors represent the automotive, aerospace, power generation, food and beverage, medical, chemical and paper industries, amongst others. In the U.S., it is estimated that independent distributors account for nearly two-thirds of all industrial supply chain sales.

For more information about CGW Abrasives, please contact Daniel Grantham, Vice President of Sales, by email at or by phone at 913-749-6968. Visit for full product information.

For more information about IBC, please contact Mark R. Higgins, Business Development, Relations and Recruitment via email at or visit

About CGW Abrasives

CGW-Israel is a leading manufacturer of both precision vitrified grinding wheels and resin bonded abrasives since 1956 and has three manufacturing facilities in Israel. CGW Abrasives in the U.S. has more than 140,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in Niles, Ill. and 50,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in Buena Park, Calif.

About IBC

IBC is a robust and dynamic alliance of industrial, bearing and power transmission, electrical, and subassembly Independent Distributor Members with locations throughout the U.S. plus parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The organization provides end-user customers with multiple plant locations a streamlined and cost-effective purchasing source for national and regional contracts. IBC provides its Independent Distributor Members and Preferred Suppliers with the tools, resources, and market access needed to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace, including a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).