PITTSBURGH - April 1, 2015-- SMC Business Councils has acquired Buy Pittsburgh First to help small businesses in the region connect with each other and pump more money into the region's economy.
Buy Pittsburgh First has been helping local buyers and local suppliers find each other since late 2009, one of the first organized efforts to keep the millions of dollars spent on products and services here in the region. SMC is a trade association representing about 1,000 manufacturers and small businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania and the capital region.
C&L Tool Supply is one of those businesses that was built from the ground up, literally. With an inventory of discontinued Ingersoll Rand tools and a Moon Township two-car garage, co-founders Jerry Lingenfelter and Mark Cooper opened their doors for business in 1989. It didn't take long for the company to outgrow the garage. Within the year, C&L Tool Supply operated a storefront, as well as a flourishing wholesale business that continues to sell products from longstanding tool manufacturers to customers across a range of industries.Click to continue reading
The best of both worlds. That's how Phil Sonnenklar, CEO, Iron City Workplace Services, describes business as a fifth generation company. "We live by the same family values that have guided our business for nearly 90 years," he notes, "but we've never become stagnant."Click to continue reading
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