Advance Components is now interviewing qualified candidates for Regional Sales Manager. The position will cover sales primarily the Midwest states of IL/IA/WI/MN/MO/KS, as well as WA/OR in the Pacific Northwest.
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Contact Gary Cravens at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Advance Components is excited to announce that Gary Cravens is now President of the company. Gary has served Advance since 2007 in a number of roles, most recently as executive vice president and general manager. "We have a great team here that makes my job easy." says Gary, "I am excited to continue to work with them to bring the best in products and service to our customers."
Former President and co-owner Suzy Cravens will retain the title of CEO, and will continue to manage the company's financial matters. "I'm confident that Gary will continue to lead Advance into the future with innovative ideas and compassion," says Suzy. "Our mission remains the same - be the best distributor of quality products for the fastener industry while providing superior customer service."
You can contact Gary at email@example.com
The Advance team will be attending the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas on October 23-25, 2013. Come by and visit us in booth 1103 for product samples, engineering and application advice. We will also be handing out our famous Texas hot sauce! The Expo is a great time to connect with customers and friends in the fastener industry. We will see you there.
Overmolded Push-On Caps from ARaymond Tinnerman combine the reliability of high carbon spring steel with an aesthetically appealing feature to hide unattractive stud ends. Overmolded Caps are easy to install with it's one piece "hammer proof" design. ARaymond Tinnerman fasteners are know for their long term durability, and Overmolded Push-On Caps are just another great product that Advance Components is happy to provide for our customers.
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Learn how Advance can help your company with our "Advance Solutions & Stock" video. Just click below to see how Advance is the distributor's source for fasteners, customer service and speedy shipping! Learn about our great products: AR Tinnerman, Heyco Products, AVK Industrial Products, Johnson & Hoffman and more. Advance Components has a solution for any problem, whether it's finding a discontinued part or finding the right part for a tricky application. Stock and service equals success for our customers.
Advance Components will exhibit its specialty fastener products at the 31st annual MWFA Fastener Show in Chicago, June 25, 2012.
Advance vice president of sales and business development Dave Audia will be on hand at the MWFA Expo to answer any engineering questions and introduce visitors to Advance’s quality line of products. Sample bags, line cards and product literature will be available to visitors to the Advance table.
Advance introduces the unique and versatile Tube and Tie Strap Swivel Clip product family from A Raymond Tinnerman. The combination of a Tie Strap and Tube component creates a quicker and more efficient means of assembling wire/cable bundles to a conduit or tube.
In addition, the tie strap product line offers several value-added panel retention features that allow for installations across a wide range of hole/panel variations that can save installation time and provide part number consolidation.
Please contact the Advance sales team for any technical questions or product quotes.
Advance Components has updated our A Raymond Tinnerman web page to help our customers break down the categories of Tinnerman fasteners that Advance stocks. Descriptions, images and PDF downloads with technical specs are available for A Raymond Tinnerman's Palnut Non-Threaded fasteners, Palnut Threaded fasteners, Stud Receivers One Piece Self-Locking, Nut Retainers and Cage Nuts, Single Thread Engaging One Piece Self-Retaining, Self Sufficient One Piece, Plastics and Plastic/Metal Assemblies and Single Thread Engaging One Piece Self-Locking. Call our sales team for any engineering questions or samples.
The Advance team rallied to support the Souper Bowl of Caring in celebration of the Super Bowl being held in Dallas this year. The Souper Bowl of Caring mobilizes youth groups to collect money and cans for hunger relief organizations in their local communities. Participants can donate via the web, by buying bags of groceries at participating markets, or by starting your own group and collecting cans and money. We encourage you to support The Souper Bowl of Caring during this Super Bowl season. www.souperbowl.org
Advance has a new certificate from The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) who has certified Advance Components as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB). This certification is designed to facilitate the participation of minority and women-owned businesses in state agency procurement opportunities. Advance customers who have supplier diversity initiatives are encouraged to take advantage of this certification. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
The Advance team is gearing up and getting ready for the National Industrial Fastener Show West in Las Vegas on Nov. 8 -10, at the Mandalay Bay convention center. Visit us at booth 524 to view our product lines, obtain a copy of our engineering catalog on CD, or grab a bottle of our famous Texas hot sauce. We'll see you in Vegas!
Advance customers can now visit the Advance website and view the wide variety of applications for AVK inserts. From air conditioning units to wheel chairs, AVK inserts are that versatile.
Heyco's top 100 category A & B products are now in stock and ready for shipment. Advance has ordered and received Heyco's top selling items in the fastener industry. From liquid-tight cordgrips to strain relief bushings, we have the parts that you need. Heyco is the leading manufacturer of molded nylon products including strain reliefs, liquid tight cord grips, insulating bushings, hole plugs, cable and hose clamps and wire positioning devices. Contact sales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-275-7772 for engineering questions, quotes and orders.
Advance Components is now taking orders for A Raymond Inc. parts. A world-wide leading manufacturer of plastic and steel fasteners, A Raymond Inc. engineers parts for the automotive, construction, electrical, medical, consumer goods and agricultural markets. The engineering staff of Advance and A Raymond are always ready to assist our customers with new solutions.
Advance Components has appointed Dave Audia as Vice President of Sales & Business Development. Audia, who is based in Cleveland, will provide engineering and technical support for Advance customers in the Eastern United States, and work with Advance’s outside sales team and rep agencies on strategic development and marketing.
“We are confident that Dave’s knowledge, business savvy, and 20 years of experience in the fastener industry will continue to give Advance customers a competitive edge in today’s marketplace, “ said Gary Cravens, Advance’s Vice President and General Manager.
Advance Components has been recognized as one of the Top 100 fastest-growing companies in the North Texas area. Advance was ranked No. 85 in the prestigious Dallas 100™ Awards, presented annually by the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. Now in its 19th year, the Dallas 100 Awards honor private companies, headquartered in Dallas, which have a strong, three-year sales history and meet exclusive financial and character-based qualifications.
"I am honored that Advance Components has been recognized by such a prestigious award from the SMU Cox School of Business. The Dallas 100™ Award is a symbol of our continued success even during this difficult economic time," said Suzanne Cravens, president and co-owner of Advance. "I am proud to say that our success is due to the outstanding job that our employees have done this year, and to the fact that our customers know that, in good times and bad, we are here for them."
The Advance team is gearing up and getting ready for the National Industrial Fastener Show West in Las Vegas on Nov. 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay convention center. Visit us at booth 524 to view our product lines, obtain a copy of our engineering catalog on CD, or grab a bottle of our famous Texas hot sauce. We'll see you in Vegas!
Advance is now stocking A Raymond Tinnerman's plastic caps that meet government requirements on lead substrate, Phthalates and heavy element levels for new toys. We stock a variety of cap sizes and colors. Contact the sales department for free samples and quotes.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) has certified Advance Components as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB). This certification is designed to facilitate the participation of minority and women-owned businesses in state agency procurement opportunities. Advance customers who have supplier diversity initiatives are encouraged to take advantage of this certification. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Advance Components is now a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification, which verifies Advance’s status as a women-owned business, benefits Advance’s customers who have supplier diversity initiatives requiring that a percentage of their procurement dollars be spent with minority-owned businesses.“This certification will help many of our customers get contracts that are reserved for minority businesses,” says Suzanne Cravens, Advance’s President. “It also gives us additional exposure to corporations and local, state and federal government agencies that are wanting to do business with us and our distributors.”
Advance now offers complete repair services for all AVK/ARO insert installation tools. Our authorized technicians are fully trained and equipped with a complete line of replacement parts. Send your installation tools to us in our centrally located warehouse in Carrollton, (Dallas), Texas for speedy repairs and shipping. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Advance is stocking a variety of pinch clamps, worm gear clamps and pipe clamps. The engineers at Cambridge Resources design and fabricate their products to exceed both the demands of rigorous quality through extensive stress and wear testing, to ensure their success in the field. Contact our sales team for more information or a free sample.
Advance Components recently donated $1,000 to the National Fastener Distributor’s Association Memorial Scholarship Program in memory of Doug Berry, the company’s founder. Children and employees of an NFDA member firm are eligible to receive support from the program, which awarded nearly $30,000 in scholarships last year. Advance is the distributor's source for specialty fasteners, stocking high-quality products from A Raymond Tinnerman, AVK, Heyco, and others.
Benitoa will develop new business and provide engineering support for the western part of the country and Mexico. Benitoa, who comes from the Advance inside sales team, will use his engineering skills to support customers and reps in the field.
Advance Components is pleased to announce the opening of their Ohio Sales & Application Development Office in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 40 years of product application experience, Advance's Business Development staff in Ohio supports its distributor customers' needs for; application solutions, product training and joint account development. Contact Dave Audia at (330) 357-1885.
After 35 years at its original location, Advance Components has relocated to its new, state-of-the-art office and warehouse. The 65,000-square foot facility includes 13 loading docks, climate-controlled areas for shipping, receiving, and storage. This extra space adds up to big bonuses for Advance customers: more inventory, top efficiency and expedited orders. The new location is closer to DFW Airport and zoned as an International Freeport, which allows Advance to import fasteners duty-free.
At the annual Industrial and Construction Expo in Orlando, Florida, December 2007, Fastenal awarded Advance Components the 2007 Supplier of Year Award, Supplier Scorecard Class 7. This honor was awarded to the top performer in each of the 10 supplier scorecard categories. The Fastenal supplier scorecard averages various functions each supplier performs, including daily sales growth, inventory turns, program involvement, product development and sales events. Fastenal stores vote for the best supplier in each class.
Advance announces the promotion of Michael Baughman to Vice President Procurement and Logistics. In addition to managing the procurement of all stock, Michael will also oversee material management, including warehousing and distribution.
Advance has expanded its bagging operation to include two complete counting/weighing bagging systems, allowing us to conduct all of our bagging in-house while offering a wider range of bag-size options. The systems offer the very best in quality control, accountability, quantity consistency and provide superior labeling and printing directly on the bag.
Advance will be stocking a minimum of 50,000 pieces of 24 different hole plugs. Advance will be one of the largest stocking distributors of Johnson & Hoffman, offering a range of sizes from 3/16” to 1 ¾”. For more information contact the inside sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance has the following additions to our outside sales representation. Mark Wilson of Clevenger & Associates, will cover North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia; John T. Fisher of Siena Fastener Inc., will cover Minnesota, West Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri; and Jesus Rocher, who will handle sales in Monterrey, Mexico, for Advance.
Read all about Advance in the Summer 2007 cover story of Link, the National Magazine for Fastener Distributors. All your questions will be answered with this in-depth interview and feature. View magazine online
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Advance graces the summer cover of The Distributor’s LINK, The National Magazine for Fastener Distributors. The story will offer a behind the scenes look at what makes Advance the industry’s “Best Kept Secret” and how the word is getting out.
Eric Zelezny, who has been with Advance for four years, joins the inside sales team and will cover Maine, Louisiana, North Dakota and Canada.
Terri House takes on the title of Vice President Sales and Business Development. Terri will continue to manage the inside sales team and develop new business. Executive Vice President Gary Cravens is now Advance’s General Manager. He will oversee the outside sales team. Advance’s Purchasing Manager Michael Baughman becomes the Director Purchasing, Inventory Control & Distribution.
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