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Carlton-Bates Company
South

www.carltonbates.com / Headquarters: Little Rock, Ark. / Specialties: Electromechanical,
electronic automation and control products, including custom manufacturing and lean services

Lean Solutions
carlton-bates distributes components and assemblies to its oem clients, and
offers lean solutions for their entire supply chains. by brian salgado

carlton-bates company can
help clients take costs out
by providing alternative
designs and solutions.

Many distributors to OEMs boast
their own LEAN solutions for their
clients. Carlton-Bates Company,
however, offers a unique combination
of engineering, manufacturing and
LEAN consulting, along with strategic relationships that include a network of more than 300 component
suppliers, to help OEMs optimize the
supply chain process.
Founded in 1957 as a supplier of
electronic components and equipment to the growing industrial plants
of Arkansas, Carlton-Bates has
evolved into a provider of specialized
services and a leading distributor of
electromechanical,
electronic,

automation and control products. It
boasts OEM and MRO clients
throughout the United States and
operates more than 30 sales and distribution offices around the world.
"We're not only a multiple line distributor with strong supplier relationships, but we are equipped to take
on portions of our clients' production
process through our Assembled
Solutions team," says Chris
Wadsworth, general manager of
Carlton-Bates. "We offer OEMs the
ability to outsource both engineering
and manufacturing solutions so they
can spend their time and resources
operating their core business.

"We also help them manage the
cost out of their builds by providing
alternative design and component
solutions from a diverse set of manufacturers to help improve or enhance
their end-product, increase their efficiency, and reduce expenses."
When Carton-Bates was acquired
by WESCO Distribution in 2005, its
capabilities expanded, particularly in
local markets. WESCO is a Fortune
500 company that provides electrical,
industrial, and communications
MRO and OEM product, construction materials, and supply chain management and logistic services.
WESCO maintains relationships
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