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QuickConnect: September 2013

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD Member companies add new locations and new employees.


Gary Kreuz, Vice President/General Manager announces that Thomas Nash and Douglas Durston have joined Uniflex of America to further develop UOA's growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Uniflex of America supports in sales and service the German engineered hose crimpers along with cutting and skiving machines, test systems and marking tools.

Thomas Nash comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last fifteen years with Applied Industrial Technologies. Tom joins UOA to continue his success by promoting the company's complete range of products for hose manufacturing. He will implement high quality solutions for clients in the Eastern Region of the United States. He is based in Ohio.

Douglas Durston brings 30 years of industrial sales experience to his new position as Sales Representative to the Central Region. Doug will contribute to UOA's sales and marketing success by building on Uniflex's 40-year history as an outstanding hydraulic crimper supplier. He will meet the new challenge by providing customers exceptional service and production solutions.

Gary Kreuz comments, "The wealth of experience and industrial knowledge that these two men bring to Uniflex make them a key addition to our team. We view their addition to our sales staff as a sign of our commitment to being an industry leader and, it is the people of Uniflex, along with product innovation and reliability, that make it an international source for the leading hose manufacturers.”

For more information, call 1-847-519-1100 or email

World Wide FittingsWorld Wide Fittings is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional warehouse, in the Lehigh Valley area of Allentown, PA. The new location has been open since June 17 and is staffed with experienced World Wide employees. The newest addition to the company’s regional locations enhances World Wide’s footprint geographically throughout the country. Other warehouse locations for World Wide include Jupiter, FL, Houston TX, Reno, NV, and Niles, IL(corporate headquarters). The details for the Allentown facility are:

World Wide Fittings Inc.
934 Marcon Blvd.
Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone – 610-443-1930
Fax – 610-443-1936
Contact – Jackie Kupka


McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc. has added three new positions and individuals to their company roster: Tim Allen – Inside Sales, East Longmeadow; Dave Bidwell – Inside Sales, East Longmeadow; and Kent MacPherson – Corporate Quality Manager.