Minnesota Flexible Corp., a manufacturer of industrial hose, fittings and formed tube assemblies in St. Paul, MN, has acquired General Rubber Co., a distributor of hoses and accessories that are used in the hydraulic, air, water, welding, refrigeration and equipment markets.
Newly acquired GRC has its headquarters, fabrication shop and warehouse in New Berlin, WI. MFC, with locations in Grand Rapids, MN, Galesburg, IL and Peoria, IL, sells products to OEMs, resellers and MRO customers.
The company has been planning an entry into the Wisconsin industrial market, and GRC posed a good opportunity, according to President Will Stewart. “We feel our product offerings will be an excellent fit for that marketplace,” he said.