At Boneal, we specialize in helping our customers find solutions to their most complex and challenging issues. See how we have grown from success to success across nearly four decades to become our customers’ trusted problem solvers and partners.
A history of impact. A record of success.
1980 – 1990
1990 – 2000
2000 – 2010
2010 – Today
1980 THE GROUNDWORK FOR SUCCESS
Boneal Incorporated was founded by William and Bonnie Neal as an assembler of typewriter components for IBM in Kentucky, supporting the popular Selectric Typewriter. William's friends within IBM gave him the nickname of "Bo," thus, the company was named "Bo-Neal."
1995 A LEADER EMERGES
Dr. Keith Gannon became the managing partner of Boneal Incorporated and brought with him his "Manufacturing Solutions" buisness model. Dr. Gannon is a native of Eastern Kentucky and envisioned a technically powerful small business, based in his home state, that met the outsourcing needs of large organizations and effectively competed on a global stage.
1996 MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS
The Boneal "Manufacturing Solutions" business model was introduced as a marketing campaign, promising to provide "Insight, Synergy, Solutions."
1997 USPS RELATIONSHIP BEGINS
The United States Postal Service added Boneal Incorporated to its base of over 30,000 suppliers, with Boneal now contracted to work with the Postal Service through 2023. Since then, Boneal has become the premiere supplier for Spare & Repair parts for the postal service so that every piece of mail touches something to have come through Boneal.
1998 INVESTMENT IN EASTERN KENTUCKY
Boneal invests over $2M in administrative offices, manufacturing space and manufacturing equipment in Means, KY, showing its long-term commitment to Eastern KY area.
Boneal, Inc. Created FabTek Fabrication, starting production in Means, KY, as a provider of complex fabrication to the power transmission industry.
2000 BONEAL CUSTOM MOLDING
Boneal Custom Molding was founded to provide specialty low-medium tooling and injection molding services to Boneal Incorporated and regional commercial Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
2000 USPS NATIONAL AWARD
In a ceremony in Washington, DC, Boneal Incorporated was recognized from a pool of over 30,000 companies by the United States Postal Service as one of two small manufacturers awarded "Small Manufacturer of the Year."
2001 USPS NATIONAL AWARD
For the scond year in a row, Boneal Incorporated was recognized from a pool of over 30,000 companies by the United States Postal Service as one of only two small manufacturers as "Small Manufacturer of the Year," showing its efforts to strive for sustained excellence.
2003 USAF MD-1 TOWBAR CONTRACT
Boneal Incorporated was awarded a multi-year contract by the United States Air Force to reverse engineer, manufacture and manage global shipping and logistics of the MD-1 Universal Towbar.
2005 REGION VI SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Boneal Incorporated is recognized nationally at a cremony in Washington, DC (presided by President Bush) as the best Small Business in the entire 10-state region of the southeastern United States.
2005 GLC INDUSTRIES
GLC Industries was founded to provide precision machining and turning services to Boneal Incorporated and regional commmerical OEM's.
Development started on the proprietary software package, Boneal.net, an internal tool used within Boneal facilitating communication with our ERP system and leverage our resources more effectively. Its standardized approach and comprehensive structure provides the flexibility to adjust to virtually any business model, allowing Boneal to adapt and grow.
The Boneal-USPS relationship was formally extended through 2023 with a catalog contract for hundreds of Spare & Repair items that keep mail facilities running.
Boneal Incorporated was formally recognized for long-term commitment and partnership with the USPS with inclusion of the Boneal-USPS story in the postal display at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
2011 AEROSPACE EXPANSION
Boneal Aerospace was formed as a sister company to Boneal Incorporated to meet aerospace industry specific requirements, focusing on defense, aerospace, and aircraft ground support equipment. Explore BonAero at www.bonealaerospace.com
2014 ORDER FULFILLMENT SERVICES
Boneal OFS subsidiary formed to support supply chain management, manufacturing, 3PL, T-3PL™ and Pick-Pack-Ship fulfillment channels.
2016 BONEAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
An applications development subsidiary for development of Boneal.Net proprietary software was established in Lexington, KY.