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NAHAD QuickConnect: July 1, 2012

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD Member companies announce new products and new acquisitions.

Gates Logo - NewGates introduces Premo Flex® AR, a 300# working pressure hose that stands up to the most demanding industrial multi-purpose applications for reduced downtime and increased efficiency. Its cover provides exceptional abrasion resistance resulting in improved hose service life. To learn more about Premo Flex AR, visit Gates.com/PremoFlex. The hose is available in standard and 500’ one-piece reels.

Epicor LogoEpicor Software Corporation announces the general availability of version 12.9 of its Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, featuring new Customer Buying Trend Analysis, Demand Replenishment Planning, and Rewards Program functionality.

The Customer Buying Trend Analysis module for Prophet 21 applies a series of Six Sigma statistical models to determine a distributor’s customer/item combinations that have a proven, consistent buying pattern. Demand Replenishment Planning provides analytical tools to support purchasing stock now for long-term future requirements and The Rewards Program option allows distributors to reward their customers for buying targeted items. A distributor can identify items or groups of items for which to offer rewards, based on product group, discount group, price family, or supplier, and can determine how quickly customers will be rewarded for purchasing these items or groups of items. The distributor also has the ability to limit rewards to customers who belong to a specific category.

For more information on the new release of Epicor Prophet 21, call 1 (800) 776-7438 and speak with an Epicor solutions specialist, or email info@epicor.com.

GHX Industrial LogoHouston-based GHX Industrial, LLC reports that it has acquired Abilene, Texas-based Key City Warehouse Sales. Key City specializes in the distribution of belts, hoses, fittings, valves and other products to customers primarily, in the upstream oil and gas business.

Key City’s five locations will bring the total number of branches operated by GHX to 42 in the U.S. and Edmonton, Canada.

Headquartered in Houston, GHX is a leading fabricator and supplier of industrial fluid transfer and sealing products to both the upstream and downstream energy markets. The addition of Key City Warehouse Sales will significantly boost GHX’s presence in major oil and gas exploration and production areas in the U.S.

“Of particular interest to us is the addition of Key City’s Alice, Texas, and Elk City, Okla., locations, which enhance our ability to serve customers operating in the Eagle Ford shale, Woodford, Anadarko Basin and Texas Panhandle areas,” said Richard Harrison, president and CEO of GHX.



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