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QuickConnect: April 2013

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD members announce new leadership, a new warehouse and new products for Spring. 

EatonEaton expands their Leadership Team. Eaton is pleased to announce Jeffrey A. Finch is now senior vice president and general manager leading its hydraulics business’ products and markets organization. The new organization comprises the former Fluid Conveyance, Power & Motion Controls and Global Markets organizations and includes global product marketing and engineering, pricing and strategy, market and business development, commercial excellence and program management.  Reporting to Jeff will be Paul David who leads the business’ global market development organization;  Greg Gumbs leading the hydraulics hose and fittings unit; Ryan Williams leading the specialty hose and fittings group; Farrokh Batliwala, leading the power and control unit; and Willie Harbert, leading the actuation, projects and services unit.  

Over the past 10 years the business has more than tripled in size through the successful integration of approximately 12 acquisitions. These acquisitions have added significantly to the Eaton product portfolio and expanded geographic capabilities to position Eaton as a true global player.

Fairview LogoFairview Fittings & Mfg. Ltd (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is proud to announce the opening of their new stocking warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario. Opening in April 2013. The new warehouse will handle all sales & service for Fairview’s Ontario customers. Fairview will continue maintain their large distribution facility in Toronto which is responsible for supplying inventory to all of their locations across Canada and the U.S.A. but will add this new warehouse location which offers better access, improved sales, service & support for their Ontario region customers. The new Fairview Fittings warehouse will be located at: 

6100 Kestrel Road, Unit #1

Mississauga, Ontario  L5T 1S8

Ph: (905) 564-7416    Toll-Free: (800) 800-4018 (Ontario only)

Fx: (905) 564-6703    Toll-Free: (888) 419-3965 (Ontario only)


ReelcraftReelcraft offers Reels and Systems for the Golf and Sports Turf Markets.

It is Spring and the change of season turns customers’ attention to outdoor sports activities and the proper maintenance of grass and turf surfaces. Reelcraft hose reels used for hand watering play an important role in turf maintenance. 

An ideal solution to hand watering of golf course greens is Reelcraft exclusive series DGM Syringing System that is designed to make hand watering more efficient and economical.  The DGM has a retractable water hose reel that is installed completely underground in a permanent vault located next to a golf course green or tee and all types of sports fields.  The hose is easily accessed when needed and quickly retracted underground when not required.  Go to reelcraftirrigation.com to learn more or request more information directly from Reelcraft. 

Reelcraft also offers a towable hose reel trailer system with a hand crank or motor rewind hose reels that are ideal for handling 100’ of 1.00” ID water hose. A wide variety of other Reelcraft hose and cord reels are used in the maintenance buildings and for equipment cleaning.  

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