Fall 2021

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Celebrating 100 Years of CBT For the past century, The Belting Company of Cincinnati CBT’s competitive differentiators include a combination of (CBT) has stayed connected to its roots. In 1921, Albert deep expertise, a wide portfolio of products for its clients Stagnaro, an Italian boot maker, and his brother used leather and delivering enhanced quality of life experiences for their crafting skills to make line shaft belts to serve the booming employees. manufacturing industry in Cincinnati. Now, CBT serves the Ohio and Northern Kentucky regions with 269 professionals “The goal of our health benefits and retirement plans is across three locations and represents hundreds of the best- to provide our employees with options that best fit their known brand names of automation, electrical, mechanical personal situation and help them achieve a level of financial power transmission and belting products in the industry. security to meet their personal goals in retirement,” said James E. Stahl Jr., President and CEO of CBT. When James E. Stahl Jr. purchased the business in 1975, he used the company’s core values of hard work, integrity CBT’s mindset towards employee benefits has evolved from and partnership to guide every business decision. The traditional health programs to fostering a better quality of company’s decades of success came from listening to life for their employees. CBT has adapted to the changing customers’ needs and by building trust with clients through health care marketplace with the help of HORAN’s expertise proven expertise. to identify, understand and evaluate the options available.

1988 1921


Albert Stagnaro and his family started The Belting Company of Cincinnati.

Jim Stahl purchased The Belting Company of Cincinnati.



1980 CBT expanded its offerings into the bearing business.

1986 Rockwell Automation appointed CBT distributer rights to Allen Bradley drives.

Rockwell Automation added industrial control products to CBT’s distributor rights. CBT moved its headquarters from Pete Rose Way to its location on West Sixth Street.