B&D Industrial, a regional industrial distribution company and solutions provider to OEMs and companies with MRO needs, was recently recognized as a previous Family Business ofthe Year winner atthe 20th Annual Georgia Family Business of the Years Awards held on Tuesday, November 29th at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards are sponsored by the Cox Family Enterprise Center of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and Georgia Trend Magazine.

B&D Industrial was awarded the top honor in the Large Firm class in 2005. Winning businesses are chosen on the basis of their proven business success, positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategy. For a list of all past winners, visit http://coles.kennesaw.edu/fec/past-winners.htm

About the Cox Family Enterprise Center
Since 1987,the Cox Family Enterprise Center has been dedicated to the education,recognition and research of family businesses. As one ofthe first university-based centers of its kind,the Cox Family Enterprise Center remains on the cutting edge of family business education and research and has played a critical role in serving family businesses and furthering economic development. For more information on the Cox Family Enterprise Center, please visit www.kennesaw.edu/fec-3-