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Bliss Industries Names Kirby & Demarest Representative of the Year for Custom Products

Apr 11, 2010

MILPITAS, Calif. - Bliss Industries Inc., provider of material handling carts and racks for PCB assembly, has awarded Kirby & Demarest Representative of the Year as well as Representative of the Year for custom products. The awards were presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 6, 2010 ceremony that took place in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during APEX 2010.

Steve Kirby commented, “It is a pleasure to be representing Bliss Industries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ken and Shana, and their team, are very supportive of their customers and us.”

“Ken is a creative person, always developing new products and listening to the needs of the marketplace, while Shana excels at getting their message out. We appreciate this award and look forward to more growth of Bliss business in our area," commented Alan Siebenthall.

Kirby & Demarest was founded in 1973 by Dave Demarest as Demarest Associates, and has been serving the Pacific Northwest Microelectronic community ever since. As manufacturers’ representatives, the company provides high technology companies with an array of products used in the design, manufacture and test of circuit board assemblies, hybrid circuits, and semiconductors. The company prides itself in its process knowledge, attention to detail and follow-up on sales.

“Steve and Alan are both so fantastic to work with and have done such an excellent job of helping customers to create a handling cart that really provides a solution that adds value to their process. We could not be happier then to award them with Rep of the Year,” said Shana Bliss, Sales Manager.

Kirby & Demarest represent Bliss Industries’ material handling carts and racks in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah and the Province of British Columbia. For more information on Kirby & Demarest’s products and services, contact Steve Kirby at (360) 466-1211 or on the Web at

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About Bliss Industries

Bliss Industries offers a wide variety of ESD-safe products for industries specializing in lean electronics manufacturing. Our carts and racks safely store fragile PC boards, SMT feeders, fixtures, tooling and inventory. They protect them from damage and factory abuse with a heavy duty welded tubular steel frame. For more than 30 years, Bliss has been the leader in SMT (Surface Mount Technology) cart-based manufacturing systems, increasing uptime and throughput. Bliss provides expert process engineering support as well as custom cart engineering. Give us a call at 408-945-8401 or visit

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