Discover Who We Are

Believe it or not, our company was founded in 1947. B&D Industrial is comprised of 3 divisions: MRO + Automation Solutions, Gearing + Reliability Solutions, and Scale Systems. Together, our divisions operate over 30 branch locations across the Southeast, and our employees range from engineers, software developers, and certified service technicians to outside sales people and customer service representatives. In 2017, we acquired and expanded Industrial Control Direct (ICD) and continued our history of solutions-based services online to reach a more diverse audience.

Our Business

We focus our efforts on a few specific categories that we feel that are underserved online:

·         Solar and Stored Energy

·         Industrial Controls and Automation

·         Custom Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) designs


Our largest strategic partner is UK-based IMO Automation ( IMO, like B&D/ICD, invests millions of dollars per year in research and development (R&D). In the early seventies, they developed the first ever BT Type 47 approved relay and the first ever compact AC inverter for motor speed control. Our R&D, for example, comes in the form of UL508A panel designs like the new irrigation drives ( and new packing for AC and DC disconnects used in industrial or solar applications.

As the largest IMO Automation distributor and strategic partner in the United States, ICD has long been a trusted source for renewable energy and control products online. All our products are backed by top industry warranties, and we consistently provide competitively priced products sourced from the world's finest manufacturers. Completely committed to safety, our product lines are UL, cUL, CSA, CE certified.

Engineering and Support

Customer service and support are evolving at an unpreceded rate and in unexpected ways. Please look at our perspective on why we have evolved differently—


Our philosophy is that we do not care about awards or pseudo-statistics in customer satisfaction. What we care about are the same principles our founder, John D. Nations, instilled in the company in 1947—do the right thing, own the challenge, offer the best products, offer competitive prices, and have a passion for what you do.