Buy Pittsburgh First exists to bring awareness to local industrial companies in western PA. We are a grass roots movement that encourages companies to examine their buying habits and support local supply and service companies. After all, when you buy locally we all win!
SMC acquires Buy Pittsburgh First to boost regional business, keep local economy strong
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.
If it sounds like a good idea, we'll give it a try. That, says Deb Jennison, characterizes the entrepreneurial spirit of the founder of Jennison Corporation, her father, Tom Jennison. Since their father's untimely passing in early 2015, Deb Jennison and her brother, Michael, have taken the helm as the company's next generation of leadership.
Today C&L Tool is one of the area’s leading distributor of automotive, industrial and construction tools, serving customers nationwide. We specialize in the sale and repair of air tools, electric tools and hydraulic equipment. We are proud founding members of the North American Tool Suppliers NATS and the Buy Pittsburgh First suppliers group since 2010.