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C12's Member of the Year 2012

By Robert Beaman, C12 Chair, East Carolina




C12 Group is the largest Christian CEO business round table in the country with more than 1000 members. East Carolina C12 Group is an association of 60 Christian companies through out Eastern North Carolina who meet monthly to share business best practices. Each group of 12 business owners annually recognize the CEO who makes the greatest contribution to the group and is most effective in applying the business and ministry concepts studied through out the year.

At C12's 2012 Annual Banquet, Ray Gilbarte, CEO of Cutting Edge Products, was recognized as the Member of the Year. This recognition results from Ray's commitment to business improvement through strategic planning, team development of the Cutting Edge team and outstanding financial performance. Ray and his family were also recognized for additions to their family through international adoption of two children. Ray has been an outstanding and supportive C12 member for 6 years. We congratulate Ray Gilbarte and the Cutting Edge team for this outstanding recognition.



2012: Year in Review from Company President  

This has been a great year for our company and for me, personally. Not only did the company grow by the largest percentage in its history, but my family experienced some robust growth, as well!

Last week, we had our annual Christmas banquet where I thanked each employee for their hard work and shared some important lessons I have learned this year that I would like to pass along Read More...









Who are we?

Cutting Edge Products began in 1990 when Ray Gilbarte began selling pepper spray from the trunk of his car to stores in eastern North Carolina. The business grew quickly and now we ship our products throughout the US and around the world. Our brand, Streetwise Security Products, is currently one of the most recognizable and respected brands in the self-defense industry. We have kept our customers on the 'cutting edge' by manufacturing, importing, and wholesaling the world's most effective security products. We strive to conduct business in a fair and honest manner and to honor God in our personal lives and business dealings. Our corporate office, show room and distribution center are located in the eastern US in Winterville, NC. Click here to "Meet the Staff."

Who do we sell to?

We sell to the trade only. In addition to having exported our products to over 30 countries worldwide, we sell to established businesses throughout the US and help people start their own businesses. Our customers include retail stores, wholesalers and distributors, as well as companies that sell on the Internet and through mail order catalogs. For those who do not want to keep inventory at their location, we can drop ship directly to your customers.

Are we reputable?

In our more than 20 years of business we have sold millions of products to thousands of satisfied customers. Click here to see what some of our customers have to say about us. Although we have continually maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have a good credit rating with Dunn and Bradstreet, our motivation to maintain a high moral standard comes from a higher authority. We are committed to honoring God in both our personal lives and business dealings. We know the only way to develop long lasting relationships with our customers is by conducting business in a fair and honest manner.

Do we really offer low wholesale prices?

If you have spent much time searching for wholesale companies on the Internet you have probably already found that what many sites refer to as "wholesale prices" are merely discounted retail prices. When you purchase from us directly from us you cut out the “middle man” and are able to sell retail (or wholesale) at high profit margins. Many of our customers are able to retail our products for three times their cost. For example, one of our alarms has a wholesale price of $2.95 and a suggested retail of $9.95. As you can see there is enough profit margin for you to also sell wholesale. You could sell 24 of these alarms to a store for $5.00 each and they could sell them retail for $9.95. You would not only make a nice profit but you would benefit from reorders as well.

What are our Mission and Values?

Our Mission: We provide products that empower people to protect what matters most.

Our Core Values (the principals that never change and guide our company on a daily basis)

  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Uncompromising
  • Seek Improvement
  • Thoughtfulness





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