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Houston-based GHX Industrial, LLC, a subsidiary of The United Distribution Group, has acquired Harvey, LA-based Hose Specialty & Supply Co., LLC.
Hose Specialty & Supply is a value-added fabricating distributor and assembler of fluid transfer and other products for oil and gas, marine and original equipment manufacturers in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1980, Hose Specialty offers hydraulic and pneumatic fluid conveyance products, valves and accessories from top manufacturing partners. Additional services provided by Hose Specialty include custom assembly and sub-assembly, kitting solutions and vendor-managed inventory.
The acquired operations include New Iberia, LA; Lafayette, LA; Shreveport, LA; and two operations in Harvey, LA, including Melville Equipment Co., a hose and fitting specialty store that focuses on the sale of hose and fittings to industrial customers in and around the New Orleans area.
Hose Specialty & Supply will operate under the GHX family of companies and will continue servicing existing and new customers with its current and an expanded product offering. Jimmy Strickland, the founder of Hose Specialty has been named Region Manager for GHX in the newly acquired locations.
“Expanding our service area throughout the US and Canada is an ongoing strategic focus for our company and the acquisition of Hose Specialty compliments our already strong North American presence,” said Darrell Cole, president & CEO of The United Distribution Group.