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QuickConnect: March 2013

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD members announce acquisitions and celebrate anniversaries.

Triad TechnologiesTriad Technologies LLC has acquired the Pennington Rubber Co. and its in-house affiliate OEM Hose and Services Inc. to further expand its product offering in key markets. Pennington Rubber Co. is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, where it has served regional customers for over 50 years.

Pennington Rubber Co. is a full-line industrial hose and accessory distributor that supplies products to both original equipment manufacturers and end users. Pennington operates as a certified cut-and-couple hose assembler for Goodyear Engineered Products and provides customized solutions for industrial, mobile and institutional customers.

“Pennington is a very appealing add-on. We can now offer an expanded line of industrial hose products, backed by best-in-class service, across our entire territory,” says Doug Wissman, president and CEO at Triad.

Coxreels 90th Aniversary

Coxreels, a third-generation family-owned and -operated business, will observe 2013 as a time to remember its strong and loyal customers, the many achievements of the past, celebrate its accomplishments of today, and look forward to a successful future. 

Established in 1923 as Cox Air Gauge, Coxreels set the bar as the industry standard and is a leading U.S manufacturer of hose, cord and cable reels. Aimed at enhancing the automotive service station market in the beginning, the Coxreels brand has evolved and the offering has grown to be a global product used in over 24 different industries. “Many patents have marked the company’s milestones of quality and innovation, and we continuously improve the hose, cord and cable handling industry, introducing proprietary technologies and superior special features," says Steven Cropper, VP of sales and business development. “Building off its founding principles, advanced engineering teamed with unmatched manufacturing processes has allowed Coxreels to refine the industry resulting in top quality reeling solutions.”

“While strongly forging ahead, Coxreels acknowledges the roads that have led us to be who we are today," said President Brad Cox. “As we celebrate our 90 years of success as a U.S. manufacturer, we keep alive the tradition, passion and conviction of our founders with every reel we make.”

Coxreels has remained steadfast and focused on manufacturing high quality professional grade hose, cord, and cable reels since 1923. Offering a full product line serving the industry in every channel and application, Coxreels takes great pride in designing, building and supporting all of their products right here in the U.S.. For further information on the Coxreels product line, contact Customer Service at (800) 269-7335 or visit .

Brennan Industries

Brennan Industries Inc., a leading international manufacturer of hydraulic fittings and adapters, marks its 60th anniversary this winter.

The company celebrates 60 years of superior customer support backed by an extensive inventory of high-quality hydraulic, pneumatic and instrumentation critical flow components and looks forward to continuing to meet customer needs and expectations through further innovations.

“While we pause to honor the past and the friends we’ve made over the years, we are also looking ahead and embracing new technologies,” said David M. Carr, president of Brennan Industries. “Brennan is committed to serving our customers through innovations, product development and continuous quality in our service and all of our products.”

Founded by Michael Brennan in 1953, Brennan Industries started in the hydraulics industry as it was blossoming during World War II. Today, Brennan serves both the OEM and replacement parts markets with extensive product lines.

Brennan is a third-generation, family-owned company, headquartered in Solon, OH, but has distribution centers throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada and China.

“I want to thank all of our customers for their support during Brennan’s first 60 years,” said Carr. “And pledge to provide them with consistent, world-class customer care and quality products that they can depend on in the years to come.”