Porter supply has gained another Inside Salesperson, Andrew Matheny. Andrew graduated from Arkansas State University in 2017 with a BS in General Studies and was commissioned with a minor in Military Leadership. Andrew is a 35A, military intelligence officer for the Arkansas National Guard. He and his wife Riley got married in October of 2017 and in their free time enjoy rock climbing, camping, hiking, going to the lake and just being outdoors in general.
Tim Lackey has joined the Porter Supply team in Inside Sales. Tim attended Harding University as a business major and played football. He has been in sales for the past six years and enjoys his chosen profession. Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons as well as hunting, fishing and weekend getaways with the family.
We now represent US Tray in Northwest Arkansas. United Structural Products is an American manufacturer of made-to-order cable trays that are built per NEMA standards and certified by UL. They offer modern, innovative, and technically advanced cable trays, tray covers and wire management accessories; support; and logistics management, with an emphasis on customer service. With over a century of combined experience, US Tray’s team is here to help customers through the process of product design, manufacturing, shipping, and installation.
We now represent Harger in Arkansas. Since 1960, Harger has been providing solutions to the lightning protection and grounding industries. They have experience in all facets of these markets including engineering, systems design, product manufacturing and installation. Thier engineering department provides design services for engineers and contractors domestically, as well as internationally. They strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology, offering designs in the latest Autocad format. It is Harger's (and Bell & McCoy’s) ultimate goal to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products in a time frame that fits their requirements.
The newest member to the Porter Supply team is Dillan Newkirk. Dillan is from Little Rock, Arkansas and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He is married to the love of his life, Emily, and is an avid duck guide and hunter. He is new to the industry and is part time going to college to get his degree. We are glad to have Dillan on our growing team.
We now represent Peco Fasteners in Arkansas, Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi. Peco Fasteners is a “Value Added Supplier” specializing in packaging, marketing, and distribution of fasteners, electrical products, & tools since 1962. They stock a full line of products in their 52,000 square foot Austell, Georgia facility and sell wholesale only to distributors. Peco’s fasteners include: nuts, bolts, screws, washers, masonry anchors, threaded rod, aerosol chemicals, safety, cutting tools, hand tools, nylon & leather pouches, and knives. Their electrical products include: fittings, strut accessories, grounding, wire pulling, cable ties, crimp terminals, staples, tape, wire markers, batteries, and extension cords.
Bell & McCoy is excited to announce that we will begin representing Robroy Industries in November, 2016. Robroy Industries is a highly successful company that has been in one-family ownership for 110 years. Their ongoing progress is based on a vision dedicated to the principles of integrity, customer focus, quality, innovative technology, and employee growth. They are a manufacturing organization of synergistic member companies committed to product and service leadership within the electrical products and oilfield markets, and are the pioneers of PVC-coated rigid conduit, fiberglass electrical enclosures, and FRP internal protective lining systems. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
We now represent US Tray in Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee. United Structural Products is an American manufacturer of made-to-order cable trays that are built per NEMA standards and certified by UL. They offer modern, innovative, and technically advanced cable trays, tray covers and wire management accessories; support; and logistics management, with an emphasis on customer service. With over a century of combined experience, US Tray’s team is here to help customers through the process of product design, manufacturing, shipping, and installation.
Joining the Porter Inside Sales Supply team is Kirsten Maurer. Kirsten graduated from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis with a BS in Business Administration/ Accounting in 2015. She is originally from Wentzville, MO and recently relocated to Little Rock. Kirsten enjoys spending time with her husband and cooking. We are glad to have her on the team!
Our new 3M Merchandiser in Arkansas is Brittany Hodges. Brittany is from Dardanelle, AR and recently graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelors in Emergency Administration and Management. When she’s not working, Brittany enjoys going to football and baseball games, kayaking, photography, and reading.
Help us in welcoming the newest member of the Porter Sales Electrical Outside Sales team, Kyle Shaw. Kyle is originally from Southern California and now lives in Northwest Arkansas with his wife. Kyle has experience in distribution and plans on building more relationships with customers in Arkansas. In his spare time Kyle enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Ashley. We look forward to seeing him grow in his new role.
We now represent Rig-A-Lite in Arkansas. Rig-a-Lite has set the standard for a broad range of industries that are home to some of the world’s toughest settings, including offshore rigs, production refineries, chemical plants and more by providing a diverse and growing portfolio of LED solutions.
J.R. Shepherd is the newest member of the Porter Sales Electrical Outside Sales team. He is from Hot Springs, AR and started in the electrical industry 10 years ago as a contractor. He then spent 5 years in distribution sales. J.R. enjoys hunting, fishing, watching the Razorbacks and spending time with his wife and 3 kids. We are glad to have him as part of our team.
We now represent Unistrut in Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi. Unistrut manufactures a one of a kind metal framing system. It incorporates the innovative product improvements that their research and development group has created to give you the most complete and flexible support system available. Backed by their worldwide network of engineering and distribution centers, Unistrut provides customers with total-resource capability.
We are pleased to announce that STEVE SIMPSON is the recipient of our 2015 Danney Van McCoy Employee of the Year Award! This award recognizes one of our employees as someone with outstanding passion and desire, who bettered our business and performed above all others.
Steve is our Oklahoma territory manager. He started with Bell & McCoy in 2006 after spending time at Borders States as our customer and our friend. Steve and his team have won the Legrand Circle of Excellence award three out the last five years and were recognized in the opening comments of the Legrand National Sales Meeting last January. As many of you know, Steve will help anyone at any time with anything and he applies that attitude to his professional and personal life. Please join us in congratulating Steve on this award!
Joining the Porter Electrical Inside Sales team is Chris Kilgore. He is an Arkansas born native with over 10 years of sales experience. Chris graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Minor in Business Administration. After graduating, he spent many years travelling and working around the world with his favorite times being in Alaska and New Zealand. Chris is happy to be back in Arkansas, and thrilled to be a part of Porter Sales.
Please be aware that KINGWIRE has updated their website. Click HERE to check out all the new bells and whistles!
Kelsey Zerell will be Porter Sales' new 3M Merchandiser! She attended the University of Central Arkansas where she received her bachelor's degree in marketing. Kelsey loves traveling and is always up for a new adventure. She spends her days at home cooking for friends, listening to music, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Ralph. We are glad to have her on our team.
Dustin Sturgeon is the newest Outside Sales person for the Porter Electrical team. Dustin received an associate’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Morrilton and a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University. While going to school, he worked in pipeline construction, fabricating polyethylene pipe for natural gas flow. He currently resides in Atkins, Arkansas, where he spends most of his leisure time, hunting, fishing, and coaching little league baseball. We are glad to have him on our Bell & McCoy team.
Andy Neal, a licensed master electrician since 1992, has joined Porter Lighting and Controls as Outside Sales. Andy was in the Electrical Contracting business for 15 years prior to working in distribution for the last seven years. He gives back to his community as a volunteer fireman in Yellow County.
Chase Coale has joined our Bell & McCoy IT team in Houston. Chase has an associate's degree in Information Technology, and is working towards his Microsoft certifications. Chase will be a great asset to our team.
Porter Sales recently attended the 2015 NEMRA Convention in San Diego where our teams were honored with the following awards. We appreciate these factories and customers that have made it possible for us to achieve these awards.:
BRK - Sales Representative of the Year
Kaf-Tech - Strategic Partnership Award for Overall Growth
King Wire - 20 Million Dollar Club
Unistrut/Strategic Partnership Award for New Product Focus
Superior Essex Top LVC&I Product Sales
Superior Essex Top Overall Sales Achievement
Superior Essex Excellence in Specification Initiative
Superior Essex Top Medium Voltage Cable Sales
Hammond Power Solutions has named Jason Bunch as the recipient of their “2014 Salesperson of the Year”. Jason was honored to receive this award at the NEMRA convention we attended in January.
We are pleased to announce the winner of our first ever Danney Van McCoy Employee of the Year Award ... KODY ELLIS! This award recognizes one of our employees as someone with outstanding passion and desire, who bettered our business and performed above all others. Kody is our Inside Sales Manager for Bell & McCoy South Texas and started with us right out of Texas A & M with a degree in Meat Science in May 2007. Please join us in congratulating Kody on this award!
Chris Chapin has joined our supply team in Arkansas as Inside Sales Assistant. Originally from Dallas, Chris has spent the last few years working for a non-profit organization in Little Rock. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in business in 2010. We are excited to have Chris as part of our team.
Danney McCoy has announced his retirement, effective May 30, 2014. Danney founded Bell & McCoy 42 years ago. His vision and passion for our company and this industry will always be a part of us. On June 1, 2014 he will begin an exciting new journey as he and Breanna move to Boquete, Panama. Click here to read the retirement announcemen from "Panama Dan".
The Houston Electrical League honored Danney with their prestigious Legacy Award. A $2,000 scholarship will be given in his name every year to a deserving student. The Legacy Award honors individuals who have been supporters of the H.E.L. and made a substantial impact on our industry. Congratulations Danney Van McCoy!
We now represent IER, supplier of custom electrical products, explosion proof equipment, switchgear, motor control centers, transfer switches, stainless steel, combination starters, enclosed breakers, buss gutter, copper fabrication, panels, 3D modeling, custom metal fabrication, engineered drawings, wiring diagrams. They are a Siemens OEM, Cutler Hammer OEM, GE & Eaton OEM, UL 508A, UL50,UL67 Approved Shop.
We now represent Superior Essex, a full line of industrial cables including Instrumentation, Control, Power and Medium Voltage Cables, Fire Alarm, Security and Coaxial.
Porter Sales recently attended the 2014 NEMRA Convention in Atlanta where our team was honored with the following awards:
Universal Lighting - Rep of the Year
King Wire - $1 Million Club
KingWire has a long-standing tradition of honoring individuals who excel in their performance with a special award. We are honored with their recent announcement that from now on this prestigious award will be known as the Buddy Binyon Excellence Award. Buddy was one of the original partners at Bell & McCoy and was passionate about selling KingWire. Thank you, KingWire, for this great honor.
William Ellis "Buddy" Binyon, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Buddy was born on March 4, 1945, in Odessa to Nicholas and Heloise Binyon. He enjoyed the water and all things about it. He especially enjoyed boating, fishing, "bobbing," sunrises, sunsets, night riding, and most of all his family and friends. Buddy's career in the electrical industry spanned over 40 years. He joined Bell & McCoy in 1972 as a principal owner. Throughout his time in the industry, he was considered a leader, mentor, confidante, trainer, supporter and, most of all, a friend. He was a passionate man who had a true spirit for living life to the fullest. He cherished his family. Survivors: His wife and best friend of 48 years, Irene; son, Jason and his wife, Gina; daughters, Paige Lonibos and her husband, Neil, and Stacy Binyon; grandchildren, Tanner, Trace and Ty Binyon, Ashton, Braeden and Cason Lonibos; brothers, Nick and his wife Beverly, and Gary Binyon ; sister, Tricia Adcox and husband, Charles; as well as loving nieces and a nephew. Tribute Video