QuickConnect: March 2014
News from NAHAD Members
NAHAD members announce new acquisitions, new branding, new product lines and new employees.
Singer Equities has acquired Texas Rubber Supply headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Texas Rubber Supply was founded by Emery Johnson in 1952 and has enjoyed a rich heritage as a premier industrial rubber distributor in the region under the leadership of Brent and Bertie Howell. Texas Rubber Supply will continue to go to market under its present name with existing management and personnel remaining in place. Texas Rubber, with locations in Dallas and Ft. Worth, will become part of the growing Singer presence in the state of Texas and will operate along with their National Hose and Accessory affiliate headquartered in Houston managed by Mike Johnson, VP/General Manager. Singer will add its resources to the Texas Rubber organization to expand their operations in the region.
Singer Equities has 37 locations throughout the country all specializing in industrial rubber products and services to include industrial hose, hydraulic hose, fluid power, conveyor belt and gaskets. Don Fritzinger, President of Singer Equities said “With the distribution industry undergoing years of recent consolidation, Singer has proved to be the acquirer of choice to the benefit of the ownership and valued personnel base of the new enterprise. We are excited at the opportunity to add Texas Rubber Supply to our group of businesses.”
The Gates Corporation has announced that it will be an exhibitor at IFPE 2014 during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8.
The hose and belt manufacturer will introduce its new industrial hose naming and color-coding system. The new structure uses descriptive, intuitive, and sensible names to streamline hose selection, reduce hassles, and help eliminate downtime. The company has created icons for each major industry category and a color to match. All Gates industrial hoses will henceforth be imprinted with new, color-coded laylines identifying the industry or application.
“Most of the product names in the marketplace today – including ours – are totally meaningless,” said Gates Industrial Hose Product Line Manager Tony Widhalm. “You’ll find products named after animals, insects, and everything in between. At Gates, we’re rebranding our entire industrial hose product line to exist within 14 ‘family’ names that identify the actual application like Chem Master™, Fuel Master™, Mine Master™, etc. And the new hose laylines will also be color-coded by product category for easy identification.”
With four locations in Canada servicing the industry for over 38 years, HosePower Canada is the exclusive marketing and warehousing representative for the FLEXTRAL line of hydraulic and industrial hose, fittings, and accessories. With extensive inventories of both hydraulic and industrial products, HosePower Canada has the capability to crimp hoses up to a 6” diameter, swage up to 8”, as well as pressure test up to 40,000 psi. Additionally, HosePower Canada can produce concrete pump hose assemblies up to 6” diameter, waterblast hose assemblies, and approved propane and NG hose assemblies. Accreditations include ISO 9001 2008, TSSA Registration (CRN hose assemblies) and CSA (propane and NG hose assemblies).
Rob Coffee, Vice President of Sales & marketing announces that Richard Garcia has accepted the responsibility of MRO Distribution Sales Manager for Proco Products, Inc. Richard will work directly with the company’s MRO Distributor Agents to promote their products through distribution. His responsibilities will include training distributors on their products, making end user calls with distributors/agents, assisting distributors/end users with solving piping problems and developing programs with distributors to be more effective at selling Proco products.
Now available in North America the Steam hose line from ContiTech. The hoses are available with EPDM cover and as well with oil resistant cover. It outperforms the industry standard and fulfills the stringent European standards. The special tube compound and extreme flexibility make the hose so popular. Safety factor of 20:1 available, for more details about these products please contact: ContiTech NA, Inc.
136 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Phone: 1-201-930-0600.
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