What we do

Leading the Industry by Serving

For more than 75 years, B&D Industrial has grown because of our passion for serving our customers and an endless pursuit of innovation.




Years building our reputation




Of happy customers

Our Core Values Drive Us to


Golden Rule - Treat all others as you want to be treated

  • Do the right thing for the right reasons
  • Be a productive citizen at work, at home, and in our community
  • Always exhibit honesty, loyalty, respect, trustworthiness, and unselfishness

Own it - The buck stops with me once I get involved

  • Own it - I take responsibility for actions and commitments made by my team
  • Accountability
  • Be results-oriented - make the tough decisions in a timely manner

Be the best we can be

  • Consistently improve the quality of service I provide
  • Support and invest in the team
  • Find a profitable and ethical way to say "yes."

Be Innovative

  • Support and encourage innovation; success requires some risks
  • Envision new ways to solve problems
  • Be open to change

Going above and beyond to serve the customer – "Never see a line."

  • Excited to serve
  • Exceeding our customers' expectations

The industry knows us by how we work. Our customers know us for what we stand for.


The market knows B&D for RELIABILITY, our products, and the best repair service in the industry. It’s been PROVEN for 75 years.


Innovative TECHNOLOGY is at the heart of B&D, pushing forward to help current and future customers maximize ROI for tomorrow.


B&D represents quick PROBLEM SOLVING and proactive monitoring for max production.

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Our History

75+ years treating our customers how
we'd like to be treated.

It's the golden rule, and for good reason.


A $100M+ Success Story

What began as a $9,000 investment by Mr. Nations has grown into a $100M+ success story only three generations later - run by the family and its employees.

Family and Employee Ownership

In 2015, B&D Industrial rolled-out an employee stock ownership plan, and the company became family and employee-owned.



Named "Distributor of the century"

Industrial Distribution Magazine names Bearings and Drives "Distributor of the Century."

B&D Industrial founded

John D. Nations founded our company in 1947 with $9,000 under the original moniker “Bearings and Drives.”


Our Mission for 75+ YEARS:

Solve customer challenges with innovative industrial and manufacturing solutions by providing exceptional products and services.

Our Leadership

Meet the B&D leadership team

A rich history in industrial and manufacturing.

Andy Nations
Chairman of the Board
Lauren Lanter
Brian Davis
Ben Nations
Philip Holley
Executive Vice President & Partner
Wayne Hardy
Vice President, Sales

We're hiring!

Join a fast-growing team of industrial pros.

Together, we can design a more reliable path forward

When replacements don’t fix the real problem, B&D Industrial is your first call for more than 75 years.