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Contractors Industrial Supply Co., Inc. Announces Partnership with Bushman Equipment

Posted on July 31, 2019

Contractors & Industrial Supply (CIS) and Bushman Equipment, Inc., both industry leaders in specialty construction and industrial materials handling, lifting, rigging and crane services, announce their new partnership, formed to provide Bushman products to an expanded customer base throughout North America. 

CIS will be selling a variety of Bushman products to its existing customer base in the metal, marine and construction industries, including vertical lifting and floor-based material handling solutions.  Tom Schiller, President of CIS, says “Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest-quality, heavy-duty below-the-hook material handling equipment, and we are delighted to offer Bushman’s well-engineered and creative products.” Bushman Equipment was recently voted the 2019 Number One brand of material handling equipment by readers of Metal Center News Magazine for the fourth year in a row.  

Pete Kerrick, General Manager of Bushman, states “We look forward to working together with CIS to introduce our products to new markets and industries and will be working closely together with them to provide the best products to meet their customers’ needs.”

Founded in 1970 as Contractors & Industrial Supply Co. in Nashville, Tennessee USA, CIS specializes in practical, common-sense rigging and crane solutions for the international Steel; Marine; Electrode-Handling and Light & Sound industries.  Learn more at

Bushman Equipment, founded in 1950, provides custom engineered solutions for material handling problems, including coil grabs and lifters; drum tilters; motorized hook blocks; ladle hooks and beams; lifting tongs; and other equipment for load weighing, roll lifting and vertical lifting.  Learn more at