Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires C & C Industrial Sales, LLC, and Midway Industrial Supply, Inc.

Recent acquisitions position OTC as a national leader in finishing, sealants and adhesive applications technologies and service

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dec. 19, 2016 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of both C & C Industrial Sales, LLC, and Midway Industrial Supply.

C & C Industrial Sales, LLC, known in the marketplace as CCIS, is headquartered in Gallatin, Tenn., with a second location in Raleigh, N.C., and specializes in spray finishing systems, installation, service and repair across the south and southeastern United States. Midway Industrial Supply, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., also specializes in spray finishing systems as well as sealant and adhesive application systems to industrial customers throughout the upper and central Midwest region, along with Midway Industrial’s recent acquisition of Contrast Equipment Company based in Kansas City, Mo. The companies will operate as divisions of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial spray finishing, sealant and adhesive, automation, pumps, motion control, fluid power, and power transmission systems.

“Both CCIS and Midway Industrial are leaders in their respective markets with outstanding associates and management teams,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Together with OTP’s already strong presence in the finishing, sealant, and adhesive application markets in several states, the addition of CCIS and Midway will make OTP a national leader with the ability to provide customers with unmatched system integration capabilities. OTP’s expertise in robotic and factory automation technologies also adds exciting new capabilities to better serve Midway’s and CCIS’s customers.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 27 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with eight service shops. The addition of CCIS’s and Midway’s combined 75 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to more than 750 employees.

“The addition of CCIS and Midway reinforces OTP’s commitment to provide each of our customers with expert solutions in every one of our markets and product categories.” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “Our customers value the expertise of our associates and the professionalism we bring to every relationship. The associates of Midway and CCIS are a perfect fit to help OTC deliver what matters most to our customers.”

As divisions of OTP Industrial Solutions, CCIS and Midway will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and support resources. The acquisition provides significant growth opportunities for the associates of all of the companies and will provide customers with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“Bringing our companies together, without a doubt, brings more opportunities for CCIS employees, its suppliers and, most importantly, the customers we serve,” said Wade Hickam, CCIS’s CEO. “As customers continue to reduce in-house technical capabilities, we will be even better positioned to provide the finishing and related products they utilize in their operations as well as the required technical support that goes along with it. Our combined capabilities will be unmatched in the industry.”

“Having led Midway’s acquisition of Contrast Equipment two years ago, I know the opportunities and benefits that a larger company can bring to associates, customers, and suppliers,” said Greg Dvorsak, CEO of Midway. “Joining forces with OTC is a great opportunity to create the best finishing, sealant and adhesive application company in the country. The people and culture of OTC are a perfect fit for us.”

About Ohio Transmission Corporation

Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial spray finishing, motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation maintains locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s more than 750 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.

About CCIS

C&C Industrial Sales, LLC, opened in 1977 in Gallatin, Tenn., and has grown to be a premier distributor of finishing equipment. CCIS specializes in offering top-of-the-line brands of spray finishing systems as well as the installation, service and repair of equipment. For more information, please visit www.ccisinc.com.

About Midway Industrial Supply

Midway Industrial Supply, founded in 1955 to serve the growing industrial market in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, specializes in supplying industrial companies with spray finishing systems as well as sealant and adhesive application systems. The corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., includes a demonstration lab, a large warehouse parts department and a complete repair facility. For more information, please visit www.midwayis.com.

Helpful Advice from LEESON Electric

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OTP Industrial Solutions is a proud LEESON Electric distributor and we are pleased to continue this partnership to provide the very best for our customers.

LEESON Electric is the world’s most customer-focused motor, gear motor and drives company and they continue to provide great products and advice to their customers and distributors.

Read the article from LEESON Electric titled “Cooling Tower Motors Reduce Energy Costs” for some great advice on how to increase hospital energy savings: consider upgrading the fan motors in cooling towers.

To find more ways to reduce operation costs and increase energy efficiency, contact the OTP Industrial Solutions experts.

 

Considerations When Purchasing Rexnord Filament Bearings

 

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Our partners at Rexnord Corporation address common questions our customers have when purchasing bearings, such as Rexnord’s filament bearings. What is a filament bearing? When would you use one? OTP Industrial Solutions and Rexnord team up to help our customers make an informed purchase decision.

 

What is a filament bearing? 

“Filament” is a general term to designate filament wound, non-metallic composite bearings. The structure of the filament bearing should be reinforced with continuous filaments of fiberglass or another material helically wound around a mandrel.

 

When should you use a filament bearing?

Among the most common filament bearing applications are agricultural machinery, construction equipment, energy processing equipment, food and beverage processing equipment, forest product processing equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, lift systems, material handling machinery, mining equipment, recreational vehicle clutches, sailboats, stern drives, and water management valves and actuators.

When considering filament bearings, keep in mind that straight sleeve configurations work well in oscillatory (pivoting), linear sliding and slow-speed full rotation applications like those found in recreational vehicle clutches, construction equipment and water management butterfly valves. Hex and square bore configurations are used in applications such as agriculture and wood processing equipment. These configurations provide torque transmission or prevent shaft rotation, while allowing linear motion. Linear configurations work well in harsh applications like contaminated or wash-down environments, as well as food packaging machinery and factory automated production lines.

 

When considering your filament bearings, keep in mind the importance of:

  • Self-lubricating features that reduce maintenance time
  • Corrosion and moisture resistance, meaning they can perform when submerged in fresh or salt water
  • Non-metallic composite material that will not seize to a shaft
  • Non-metallic options that could be up to 77 percent lighter in weight than steel bearings and 30 percent lighter than aluminum bearings
  • Electrical insulation

 

Contact us today to learn more about Rexnord filament bearings and get the answers to all of your bearings questions.

 

Omron F3SG Series – The Standard in Safety Light Curtains

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In the world of machine safety, the most important thing to be concerned with is human safety. The new Omron F3SG Series safety light curtain provides a tailored opportunity to select one single light curtain to ensure human safety, while reducing set-up time and installation.

Omron developed its new F3SG “global” light curtain to provide the most cost-effective light curtain in the industry, equipped with all of the features required to increase production, reduce maintenance costs and ensure safety for your employees.

Omron F3SG exclusive features

The Omron F3SG Series light curtains come with the latest advancements in technology. The features include:

  • A reduced frame size
  • New set-up options
  • QR codes
  • IP 67 rating
  • Global standards and support
  • Advanced muting functions
  • Optical synchronization
  • Blue tooth and SC manager software
  • Easy to view diagnostics

User Friendly

Using the QR code makes troubleshooting easy. Just scan the QR code on any smart phone and you will gain immediate access to multilingual maintenance manuals and troubleshooting guides in order to help you reduce machine downtime and increase productivity.

This advanced model allows you to cover fixed or floating blanking and muting applications, which are common in most industrial facilities. Chose from the F3SG-RE “economy” or the F3SG-RA “advanced” models to satisfy applications from simple on/off operation to the most complicated machine safety.

OTP Industrial Solutions carries a variety of Omron Automation and Safety products and its experts have specialized product knowledge. Contact your local OTP location to have them bring a demonstration unit to your site and show you the advancements in the new Omron F3SG Series light curtains.

 

Innomag – The Ultimate ANSI Pump – New Addition to OTP Line

OTP Innomag TB-Mag Series

The world of industrial products and solutions is ever changing – with constant advancements being made to better each and every industry’s reliability and efficiency. When it comes to industrial pumps, the advancements we’ve seen in sealless technology continue to evolve!

Advanced Sealless Pump Technology

The most recent, and arguably most impressive advancement is that of the Innomag TB-MAG magnetically driven pump. This versatile pump combines low cost with exceptional leakage protection, all within an innovative and reliable design. This pump performs well in a variety of environmental applications, including chemical processing, waste treatment or metal finishing. The Innomag TB-MAG Series pump also supports the environment with zero emissions.

Dynamic Thrust Balancing System

With so many amazing benefits, it’s hard to go wrong with this extremely innovative product. The key to the Innomag pump’s proven performance is its dynamic thrust balancing system. The pump can operate reliably over a large section of pump curve without relying on typical thrust bearings. The result is an increase in the mean time between planned maintenance. There are many benefits to a thrust balancing system, including:

  • Pressurized flowpath
  • Higher efficiency
  • Upset forgiveness
  • Optimized casing

Upgraded Design

The Innomag pump is filled with features that are engineered for better performance:

  • A dual-encapsulated, inner-magnet assembly for added protection from any adverse chemical permeation
  • Particulate control system offers superior solids handling capability
  • Smooth fluid transition and lower NPSH
  • A pump design that can operate in a temperature range of -20° Fahrenheit to 250° Fahrenheit

 

The Innomag TB-MAG magnetically driven pump is recognized as the first dynamically thrust-balanced pump with the ability to handle solids. Don’t miss out on all of the benefits your company could be getting from this highly innovative pump!

Thinking the Innomag pump might be perfect for your business? Contact the experts at OTP to discuss all of the benefits and questions.

 

Grundfos Pumps Authorization extended to include Indiana & Kentucky

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At OTP Industrial Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with innovative, highly efficient products in all of the markets and industries we serve. When it comes to your business, you want the best quality products guaranteed to get the job done right!

 

OTP is excited to have our Grundfos Pumps authorization extended to include Kentucky and Indiana. Grundfos and its legacy brands provide a comprehensive range of optimized industrial solutions for the North American market. This manufacturer has a full line of reliable pump products for process and general applications, including:

• Single-stage pumps
• Vertical sump pumps
• Wastewater pumps
• Multistage pumps
• Pump systems
Controls and monitoring
Dosing and disinfection

 

Grundfos Pumps are suitable for a variety of process applications, including the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemical, mining, power and general industries. Grundfos Pumps are also highly suitable for general applications in utility water, wastewater transport and treatment and water supply treatment and reuse.

 

Want to learn more about Grundfos Pumps products? Contact your local OTP branch or log onto our website http://otpnet.com/ and use the OTP experts to get all of your questions answered.

Sumitomo Celebrates 50 Years in the Industry

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), part of Sumitomo Drive Technologies, is one of the largest manufacturers of machinery in Japan—and the global leader in power transmission knowledge and innovation. OTP proudly distributes Sumitomo products to our customers.

This year, Sumitomo is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Ron Smith, CEO and President, has spent 25 years with Sumitomo. As part of its anniversary celebration, Mr. Smith was recently interviewed to talk about the company, its successes and its future.

Tell me about Sumitomo and how the company has evolved over time—
Ron Smith: “The humble beginnings formed with two Japanese expats in New Jersey in a small leased facility. Shortly after hiring local engineers and office staff, they targeted industries where traditional gear reducers were problematic. With the capabilities of the unique patented Cyclo®, it quickly gained a notable reputation for world-class quality, reliability and long life—even in the most severe environments such as saw mills and steel plants. With demand growing, the company signed distributor agreements and focused on creating partnerships with customers across the United States.”

What makes SMA standout from the competition?
Ron Smith: “The people make Sumitomo stand apart. That may sound like a cliché, but attracting and retaining the best people with strong personal character and passion has been the key to Sumitomo’s success. We can teach individuals the necessary skills to excel at a job, but character and passion cannot be taught.

It’s these kind of people that can differentiate a company, and this is definitely true at SMA. I’m sure you can see that I really value these personal characteristics, and they support one of our core values, which is respect for human dignity. Respect goes a long way in motivating your work force and creating customer loyalty.”

Why is community involvement—such as the Foodbank—important to you and to SMA?
Ron Smith: “To be truly successful in business, you need to consider all of your stakeholders in the business: the employees, customers, shareholders and the community, and make sure you are addressing all of their needs. Sumitomo employees wanted to support a local organization that serves our neighbors. The ability to provide a basic need such as food is a way to give something back to the community. It has a direct impact. This particular cause holds a special place for me as well because, as one of eight children growing up, food was scarce. The incredible generosity of our employees helps ensure that our neighbors do not go to bed hungry.”

Growing up did you ever imagine being a CEO of a company like Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America?
Ron Smith: “In one word, no. [laughter]. I was always an ambitious kid, but I figured out at a fairly young age that working would be in my future. At age 15, I got my first job as a dishwasher. It went from hard work to praise, then praise to hard work. It was a cycle that pushed me. Plus, I was lucky to be surrounded by people who mentored me. I really learned to look at people who were successful and emulate them. Mentorship is ingrained in our culture.”

Who are your role models?
Ron Smith: “Honestly, I have so many. I definitely do not look at celebrities or public people as role models per se. I look up to and admire good people, everyday people who are honest, modest, hard-working, and who take personal responsibility for themselves. Just ’good citizens.’ That’s what I strive to be.”

How has being a father influenced your outlook on life and approach to the company?
Ron Smith: “I have three daughters, and it has truly been the most joyous experience of my life. Being a father had a tremendous influence on my approach because it was the best leadership training I ever received. My wife and I were twenty years old when my first daughter was born, and then we had our second daughter two years later. Shortly thereafter, I became a single father, at the ripe age of 24. It was a life-changing event. Life became very serious. With a lot of help from family, I was able to raise my daughters. I eventually remarried and had my third daughter. The skills I developed throughout those experiences served me throughout my life—patience, consistency, fairness, and telling them ‘why’. I saw that I got much better results by not only telling them my expectations, but explaining the reasons behind them. It was great training for this job—learning to lead by example.”

What does the future hold for SMA?
Ron Smith: “No one can predict the future, but I believe the future for this company is bright. The company is financially strong. At around 600 people, we work together throughout our many facilities to serve our customers. We maintain our strong benefit plan, keep security for families, and continue to be good community members. It’s been an honor and a privilege to hold the position as long as I have, and I look forward to the future of the company.”

Click to read the full article from Sumitomo Drive Technologies.

 

Ohio Transmission Corporation Acquires PumpTek, LLC

Recent acquisition reinforces product-line strength of pump team

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Jan. 14, 2016—Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of PumpTek, LLC.

The team at PumpTek, LLC, a company headquartered in Monroe, Ohio, specializes in pumps with seal-less technology. The company will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems.

“PumpTek has built a strong following among customers for seal-less pumps,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “The company, founded by Tim Marklay and Scott Sapita, has a sales presence in much of OTC’s current footprint, including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. PumpTek has significant expertise in magnetic drive (mag-drive), or seal-less, pumps from Innomag, one of the premier mag-drive lines and now part of the Flowserve portfolio. OTC will be able to leverage this expertise across most of our territory and customer base.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 24 locations throughout the Midwest, South and the Northeast, along with eight service shops. The addition of PumpTek’s associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to more than 650 employees.

Since its founding in 1999, PumpTek has assisted its customer base in applying seal-less pump technology into their unique process conditions. The company’s services have included engineering support, field service, inspection and evaluation, pump repair and troubleshooting.

“The addition of PumpTek reinforces our already strong pump team and it adds to our already strong product line,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “Adding PumpTek to OTC will help us continue to reinforce our commitment to providing top-level service in the pump business in our markets.”

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, PumpTek LLC will have access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide PumpTek’s customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“Scott and I, and the rest of our fellow team members at PumpTek, are very enthusiastic to join forces with a company of OTC’s caliber,” said Tim Marklay, managing partner at PumpTek, LLC. “For the past 17 years, PumpTek has worked arduously in applying seal-less pump expertise to bring value to a broad customer base in the industrial market segments that we serve.”

“We look forward to the path ahead, as the strength of OTC can be leveraged in the best interest of providing even more value and services to PumpTek customers,” said Scott Sapita, who co-founded PumpTek with Marklay.

Sapita, Marklay and PumpTek sales and service associates will stay with the business under OTC ownership.

About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 650 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.

About PumpTek, LLC
For 17 years, PumpTek has been providing value to its customers by applying seal-less pump technology in its customers’ applications, helping those customers improve plant safety and pump reliability. The company provides engineering support, field service, inspection and evaluation, pump repair and troubleshooting. For more information, please visit www.pumptek.com.

Ohio Transmission Corporation Acquires Buckeye Pumps

Recent acquisition reinforces strength of pump team in region

Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Buckeye Pumps, Inc.

Buckeye Pumps, Inc., a company headquartered in Galion, provides engineered process system and pump solutions for customers in industrial and municipal markets. Buckeye Pumps will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems.

“Buckeye Pumps has built a strong following among customers and suppliers for industrial and municipal pumping solutions and repair services,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Under the leadership of Dave Falk, Buckeye has also built a solid team of committed, capable, and highly motivated associates, and we are excited to have them on our team. Buckeye also has an excellent facility, including a great shop with a pump test pit to add to our growing service and repair capabilities.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 23 locations throughout the Midwest, South and the Northeast, along with eight service shops. The addition of Buckeye Pumps’ 23 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 650 employees.

Buckeye Pumps’ municipal products division distributes and services quality water and wastewater pumping and processing equipment. Its industrial products division provides a wide range of solutions for equipment and systems, including feasibility and cost-effective analyses as well as design/build, startup and comprehensive training services.

“The addition of Buckeye reinforces our already strong pump team throughout Ohio and neighboring states and strengthens our commitment to the pump business in these markets,” Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions said.

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Buckeye Pumps will have access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Buckeye’s customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

“I deliberated between 20 different companies over a three-year period to find the right opportunity for Buckeye Pump’s employees, customers and vendors. OTP Industrial Solutions was the perfect complement to Buckeye Pump’s business. We fit each other very, very well. This acquisition provides our company, our employees and our primary vendors with wonderful growth potential. It was the right fit for everyone involved,” expressed David Falk, President of Buckeye Pumps. Falk will continue his leadership role with Buckeye Pumps as Vice President.

About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 650 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.

About Buckeye Pumps, Inc.
For more than 30 years, Buckeye Pumps has been providing quality service through its pumping service and repair solutions. As a turn-key contractor, the company provides engineered process system and pump solutions for customers in industrial and municipal markets. For more information, please visit www.buckeyepumps.com.

OTP Industrial Solutions Becomes Premier Distributor for EDT Bearings

Bearings for Severe Service Environments

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OTP Industrial Solutions has become a Premier Distributor for EDT Corp. As a Premier Distributor, OTP has local inventory of an array of EDT bearings to respond immediately to customer requirements. The OTP sales staff has had EDT product training, so they can provide knowledgeable service and support to all their industrial customers.

EDT Corp. is a 35-year-old bearing manufacturer that specializes in severe service bearing applications. EDT’s grease-less, low-maintenance products are designed to operate in extreme environments while providing customers with reliable bearing life and performance. In addition, many of EDT’s products are USDA-accepted.

Think “EDT bearings” for any application where traditional bearings don’t operate well:

  • If you are changing a bearing more than once a year
  • If you are greasing a bearing at least once a week
  • If wash down or chemicals prematurely fail a bearing
  • If food safety or product contamination is an issue when USDA or HACCP/HARPC programs are in place

For more information, please visit www.edtcorp.com.