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B&N Staff

 The name B&N is an acronym for the first names of its founders, Bill Stewart and Neil MacDonald besides being and acronym the name evolved from the idea of not closing any doors from being to specific of one type of business or product. B&N has been providing for its customers hydraulic, marine, plumbing and heating supplies to the manufacturing, construction, marine, forestry and mining sectors of the strait area and beyond.

B&N has grown from selling mainly industial supplies in 1997 to selling all types of supplies to meet their customers' needs. B&N stock has grown from 57000 items when they first opened to over 500,000 items today. B&N stock items which are not available anywhere else in Nova Scotia. Over the last 10 years B&N has expanded their facility to over double their initial size and have also added new equipment to expand services.


Bill Stewart Owner/Operator

Bill has over 40 years experience in plumbing and heating supplies field. Bill can handle any of your plumbing and heating questions whethe they are domestic or industrial related. Bill also has vast amount of knowledge with filters, belts, adaptors and fittings.

Neil MacDonald Owner/Operator 

Neil has 35 years experience within the hydraulic, marine, diesel engines fields. Neil is capable of designing customized packages for any hydraulic requirement. Neil also possesses vast amount of knowledge on filters, belts, adaptors, and fittings. 

Ross MacDonald

12 years. Machinist, plumbling and heating, seal assembly, certified fluid hydraulics. Ross will assemble any custom project designed through B&N. Ross can be found everywhere from front office, reception desk to the back room fabrricating projects.

Pat MacDonald Office Administor

Pat has 35 years of office, financial, and accounting experience. She handles all aspects of the office including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Payroll and other accounting functions as well as maintaining the computers and the network.

Winston Brophy

5 years steam and pipe fitter apprentice. Winston can be found in the back assembling hoses or custom bending tubing. Winston also has knowledge of adaptors, fittings, filters and belts.

Karen Ryan – Office Assistant

Karen has 25 years of office and financial experience. She handles all aspects of the office including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable as well as various other duties