As part of our Endorsed IDCO 1st Supplier Program, Terry Cudney’s main priority is to grow your business! IDCO 1st is our promise to provide support to the best suppliers in our industry – our members choose our suppliers first, and in return, our suppliers support our members first. The program is a cost-effective way to receive top-tier marketing support, define your business as a true industry leader, and reach – if not far exceed – your sales goals.
The best way Terry can help your business succeed is by getting to know it – inside and out! His position as IDCO’s Business Development Manager is taking him across the country to visit with our esteemed members and suppliers. Terry has promised to check in periodically to share intriguing stories and pictures from the companies he’s visited. We’ll be posting them here for you all to enjoy!
Terry’s first stop was in Illinois (the Prairie State), marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills and wetlands. It’s also home to IDCO supplier Kuriyama of America and IDCO member Geib Industries.
Kuriyama of America, Schaumburg, Illinois
The lobby is welcoming, and the product display room is spacious, clean, and well-organized. The corporate timeline is informative, and the warehouse is huge. Check out the shogun statue, a gift for celebrating 50 years here in America!
Geib Industries, Inc., Bensenville, Illinois
Geib is extremely impressive! An indoor mural depicts the three main areas of focus:
- all hose, rubber, metal, composite and their major industries
- clean energy/wind power
- transportation fuel/oil refining and processing
Check out the size and scope of the business and the amount of inventory (it’s a 74,000 square-foot facility with 70+ employees). The warehouse includes 10-12 welding booths for special and custom components (primarily with metal hose).
Transmission and Fluid Equipment, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Next stop, Indiana! Terry snapped a few shots at TFE to share. TFE, a two-time “Distributor of the Year” winner for the great lakes region for Dodge, is also the only Dodge “Market Maker” for Indiana. They have a new location coming soon to Ohio!
Frank Murken Products, Schenectady, New York
Terry recently toured FMP headquarters in NY. The company celebrated 55 years in business in 2018.
Stay tuned for more adventures as Terry travels the continental United States visiting our members and suppliers!