“CB Supplies is unique – with high ﬁll rates, fast turn-around and a very large selection of products. They have gained a solid reputation as a reliable vendor in our industry.”
Currently we distribute our products from facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec and Calgary, Alberta.
CB Supplies – a Manufacturer and a Master Distributor
CB Supplies has two arms; one as a manufacturer and the other as a master distributor. As a manufacturer, we are committed to making the highest quality, most dependable products for the plumbing and heating industry.
At CB Supplies, we manufacture:
- potable PEX pipe for plumbing systems
- radiant PEX for in-floor heating and snow melt systems
- water service and geothermal pipe
- coated copper coils – Gas Guard and Petro Guard
- poly-alloy PEX insert fittings
- potable and radiant PERT pipe
We take great pride in our products and our manufacturing capabilities. All of our products are tested to the highest standards, both internally and to meet all applicable third-party certifications. This ensures that our customers can feel confident that our products will pass the most important test: the test of time.
As a Master Distributor, we offer a vast array of products to complement our manufactured items, spanning across the plumbing and heating, HVACR, pump and waterwell, pool and spa, and filtration and irrigation markets. This expansive selection allows wholesalers to bundle many different products together on one order, greatly reducing the costs they can incur.
We constantly review our product mix. We are on top of the trends and ahead of the curve.
With four dedicated branches across Canada (Surrey BC, Calgary AB, Mississauga ON and Laval QC), we maintain exceptional, local service across the country. In the United States, our plumbing and radiant pipe and fittings offering is available through our sister company, American Granby (near Syracuse NY), and through several stocking distributors.
CB Supplies was founded in 1962. Its divisions have gone under many different names over the years. You may remember us as Vanguard Pipe & Fittings Ltd. or Seymour Industries. Vanguard Pipe & Fittings Ltd. started making PEX pipe in Burnaby, BC in 1999. It was a joint venture between Vanguard Piping Systems Inc. in the United States and CB Supplies in Canada. Viega LLC purchased Vanguard Piping Systems in 2006, inheriting 50% of the joint venture in the process. In 2008, CB Supplies bought out Viega’s share of the joint venture.
In March of 2012, CB Supplies and its related businesses, including Vanguard Pipe & Fittings Ltd., was purchased by the Lowe family, a Canadian family that also owns American Granby Inc. in NY. CB Supplies, Vanguard Pipe & Fittings Ltd. and Seymour Industries were then consolidated into one business: CB Supplies Ltd.
In August of 2012, CB Supplies became the exclusive Canadian distributor for American Granby.
In 2014, the name Vanguard Pipe & Fittings Ltd. was changed to CB Supplies. This reflects that it joined the overall corporate brand and eliminates any confusion with Vanguard Piping Systems Inc. and Viega LLC.
The Present and the Future
In November 2015, CB Supplies moved from three rented buildings in Burnaby, BC into a new 126,500 sq. ft., purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Surrey BC. This move put manufacturing, distribution and the head office under one roof, with the potential to triple our manufacturing capacity. This facility will be the cornerstone of our business for years to come.
In 2016, CB Supplies will launch a new line of potable and radiant PERT pipe. We have been developing this offering with The Dow Chemical Company for several years, and we are very excited about bringing this new product to market.
All told, CB Supplies has made 1 billion feet of pipe in our history — and we’re just getting started.