CBT Co. Announces Acquisition of FDL Automation & Supply Company

Acquisition to strengthen CBT’s position in the automation and MRO services in west central, Ohio

SIDNEY, OHIO – April 1, 2016 –CBT Co. (formerly Cincinnati Belting & Transmission) announced that it has acquired FDL Automation & Supply Company, a locally owned electrical distributor based in Sidney, Ohio. FDL provides electrical products and solutions to the contractor, original equipment manufacturer, and the industrial market. This acquisition will expand CBT’s Rockwell Automation/ Allen Bradley distributor territory to include all of the counties surrounding Sidney, Ohio, including Shelby, Clark, Auglaize, Logan, Champaign and Hardin. CBT and FDL have a similar offering in automation and electrical supplies, and CBT will add their additional power transmission, belting, and pneumatic products and services to the Sidney location with the acquisition.

Finding your way to Columbia Township businesses

finding your wayA Columbia Township business district could have the best hardware store, grocery and nail salon in the world, but if people can’t find them it’s all for naught.

So township officials are inviting businesses in the Ridge Road and Highland Avenue area to help implement a wayfinding system to steer people to the businesses.

“We are undertaking this project as a result of concerns expressed by several businesses that their customers do not know how to get to their location from the exit off Interstate 71 south,” Columbia Township Administrator Michael Lemon said.

Also, “An assessment revealed little if any directional signage or indicators anywhere in the business district to help get people to various parts of the business district or to specific establishments,” Lemon said.

Lemon said Columbia Township doesn’t want to erect large or numerous signs.

“We are attempting to get people to their destination through the use of symbols and minimal signage,” Lemon said.

“We are gathering a number of stakeholders to attend several meetings to help us determine which techniques will work best in the Ridge and Highland business area.”

The public will be invited to join the conversation later, Lemon said.