Motion Industries, Inc., Birmingham, AL, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has acquired Ruston Industrial, Ruston, LA, and Hydraulic Depot in West Monroe, LA.
Ruston Industrial sells bearings, mechanical power transmission, fluid power products, and industrial products. Ruston Industrial has a total of five locations: Ruston, LA; Pine Bluff, AR; McComb, MS; Alexandria, LA; and Creola, AL. Hydraulic Depot has a single location in West Monroe, LA. Its primary business is hydraulic repair and hydraulic product sales.
“This strategic move continues the expansion of our industrial supply group as well as our hydraulic business. We are pleased to have both Ruston Industrial and Hydraulic Depot join our organization,” said Motion President and CEO Bill Stevens.
With 2005 sales of $2.8 billion, Motion Industries is a leading distributor of bearings; mechanical power transmission, industrial automation, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components; hose and rubber products; and industrial products. Motion Industries has more than 460 operations including nine distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, and pharmaceutical industries.