SRI and Bessey Tools North America Clamp Down on Distribution Deal

Posted on: 2014-01-09


SRI and Bessey Tools North America Clamp Down on Distribution Deal

Mooresville, NC – January 9th 2014

Supplies for Racing and Industry, Inc. (SRI) announced today that they have become a distributor of Bessey Tools North America products, which further expands SRI’s current inventory of over 15,000 unique items. The North Carolina-based SRI is well-known for its vast offering of shop supplies, such as nuts, bolts, rivets, adhesives, abrasives, and auto body supplies, yet its offering of hand tools is ever-growing.

“When I acquired SRI in 2002, I envisioned a company that would complement my existing business, Stock Car Steel (and Aluminum, Inc.). The guys who are purchasing steel and aluminum from Stock Car Steel are also in need of everything SRI has to offer, like grinding discs and cutting tools. Stock Car Steel and SRI’s singular location allows our two companies to become a one-stop-shop. Going along with that same concept, it only makes sense for SRI to carry Bessey tools in the warehouse, because steel fabricators are always in need of quality clamping products to keep their work and workspace secure. Between SRI and Bessey North America, we can offer superior products at highly competitive pricing for our hardworking customers,” says SRI owner/president Greg Fornelli.

SRI plans on offering a full line of Bessey products, which includes vices, clamps, cutting tools, and much more.

About SRI – Supplies for Racing & Industry :

SRI – Supplies for Racing & Industry was founded in Concord, NC in 1997. It was purchased and incorporated in April of 2002 by Greg Fornelli. Fornelli, who also owns Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, moved the business to Mooresville, NC where the two businesses currently share a distribution facility. SRI has everything from Military Spec fasteners to Bondo. Their product line is based on the needs of race shop personnel working in Fab Shops, Body Shops, Chassis Shops and Engine Shops. SRI’s products are available online at

About Bessey Tools:

BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG, a German family-owned company, was founded in 1889. Internationally recognized as a world-class steel maker, the company first introduced their line of malleable cast iron bar clamps in 1936 and heat-treated, all steel L clamps in 1952.

BESSEY has grown to be one of the largest hand tool clamp manufacturers in the world, distributing some 1300 different wood working and metal working clamp tools in more than 100 countries worldwide. BESSEY® cutting technologies represent a tradition in the manufacture of tin snips going back more than 80 years.

Press Contact: Chase Forbes 801 Performance Rd. Mooresville, NC 28115 (888) 752-7272 (toll free) • (704) 664-2647 (fax)

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