In the early 1970's, Bill Moore worked for a Wayne distributer where he was responsible for warranties and supplying parts to school bus garages. He soon realized quality school bus upholstery was a much needed, but difficult commodity to come by in the industry. Equipped with only a few sewing machines, Bill Moore used his knowledge of the industry to start his own company, founded on principles of honesty, integrity and a strong sense of customer service, known today as BESI, Inc.
Understanding the need for solid business partnerships, Bill worked hard to establish connections with both independent dealers and the major school bus manufacturers in the United States including Blue Bird, Carpenter, Collins, AmTran (currently known as International Truck and Engine) and Thomas Built Buses. These partnerships enabled BESI's products to be sold through an independent dealer network as well as the bus manufacturer's distribution centers allowing for a national showcase of BESI's products. Known for producing high quality covers with the perfect fit, BESI, Inc. became the cover of choice throughout the United States and Canada.
BESI, Inc. currently occupies more than 120,000 square feet operating out of three production facilities and a corporate headquarters. BESI, Inc. has evolved into the leading aftermarket and OEM supplier of school bus upholstery, seatbelts and safety harnesses in the United States utilizing computerized applications for cutting and sewing. In addition, BESI, Inc. has also established itself as a quality supplier of RF welded fabricated parts and seatbelts for the medical and fire prevention industries.
BESI, Inc. is committed to leading the way in supplying innovative quality transportation, medical and fire prevention products to our customers. We continue to ensure this committment by focusing on quality customer satisfaction and building upon our knowledge of the needs of the industries we serve.
We're thankful for our past experience, growth and prosperity, and look forward to serving you, our valued customers!
BESI Inc. is founded by Bill Moore
Significant growth requiring multiple additions to Besi central totaling
BESI opened its third and largest production facility housing a full-service fabrication and shipping department with over 60,000 ft.
BESI, Inc. received ISO 9000 certification for US and international automotive quality standards in design, development, production, installation and servicing
BESI, Inc. receives certification by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Partnerships are made with industry leaders and manufactures establishing national network
Established 2nd production facility BESI East occupying 16,500 ft. producing transportation harnesses seatbelts in schoolbus accessories
BESI East begin producing for Tie Tech LLC, a new division of BESI, Inc. devoted to school bus safety products
A corporate headquarters was built occupying 16,000 ft. allowing for growth in customer service, sales, and marketing divisions