OTP Industrial Solutions Becomes Premier Distributor for EDT Bearings

Bearings for Severe Service Environments

EDT Bearings
EDT Bearings

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.

OHIO TRANSMISSION CORPORATION ACQUIRES OHLHEISER CORPORATION

Ohio Transmission Corporation expands to the Northeast in industrial equipment market

Ohlheiser Corporation acquired by Ohio Transmission Corporation

COLUMBUS, Ohio—December 11, 2014—Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Ohlheiser Corporation, an industrial automation distributor based in Newington, Conn., with sales territories throughout all of New England and eastern New York. The acquisition will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s geographical reach, and the Newington location will join 22 other locations throughout the Midwest and South.

“Ohlheiser has a rich history and outstanding associates with excellent customer relationships,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This new addition to the Ohio Transmission Corporation family will strengthen our ability to serve customers and provide opportunities for associates of both companies.”

With the acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation will also add all 40 of Ohlheiser’s associates to its existing workforce of more than 550 employees and will continue to provide quality products from leading industrial automation manufacturers, including SMC, Gast, Epson, Baumer, Panasonic and Turck. Ohlheiser’s product lines include pneumatics, vacuum, fluid power, robotics, motion control, sensing, safety, machine vision and ID, UV curing and aluminum extrusion, with which it has been supplying its customers for more than 50 years.

Ohlheiser Corporation will become a subsidiary of Ohio Transmission Corporation and will benefit from its vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Ohlheiser’s large customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

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 500 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 Ohlheiser Corporation

Ohlheiser Corporation operates out of a single location in Newington, Conn., and services markets in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and eastern New York. Ohlheiser was founded in 1960, focused on being the leader in providing outstanding customer service, engineering and technical support. Ohlheiser is a very successful and well-respected technical distributor of pneumatic, vacuum, robotic and industrial automation products. For more information, please visit www.ohlheiser.com.

Omron Honors OTP Industrial Solutions as the Company’s 2014 New Distributor of the Year

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—September 18, 2014—Today at the Omron Distributor Management Meeting in Chicago, IL, Omron Automation and Safety recognized OTP Industrial Solutions as Omron’s 2014 New Distributor of the Year. A valued Omron distributor serving Ohio, and southeast Michigan, OTP earned 2014 New Distributor of the Year honors as a result of its sales growth, its commitment to the ideals of Omron’s distribution program and, most importantly, its superior communication with and service to its customers.

“OTP Industrial Solutions has exhibited exceptional success introducing and applying automation technology such as sensors, PLCs and motion control that help machine builders and users improve safety and maximize machine productivity,” says Nigel Blakeway, Omron CEO. “OTP has demonstrated a commitment to superior service by listening to their customers’ needs and helping them apply innovative solutions to gain and maintain a competitive marketplace advantage. The bottom line is OTP has shown that it shares Omron’s commitment to excellence and leadership in global automation and safety, and we are thrilled to recognize them for their efforts.”

“We are proud and honored to receive the 2014 New Distributor of the Year award from Omron,” says Rob Webb, President, OTP Industrial Solutions. “The OTP team is passionate about helping customers solve application challenges, improve productivity and differentiate themselves from the competition by helping them rightly apply superior performing automation and safety solutions. Receiving this recognition from Omron validates our team’s commitment to OTP customers.”

About Omron Automation and Safety

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

In USA, Tel.: 866-88-OMRON. E-mail: omroninfo@omron.com.

In Canada, Tel.: 866-98-OMRON. E-mail: askomron@omron.com

In Mexico, Tel: 81 1156 9910. E-mail:  mela@omron.com

OTC Honored with Entrepreneur of the Year® Award

COLUMBUS, OhioOhio Transmission Corporation (OTC) CEO Philip Derrow accepted the prestigious Ernst & Young 2014 South Central Ohio & Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year® Award on behalf of OTC. Derrow was one of nine winners and 25 finalists who demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit fueled by passion, innovation and an unwavering commitment to their industries.

The award was given by a panel of seven judges, representing various successful companies in the region—from Pallas Partners, Inc. to IGS Energy.

The judges recognized OTC’s significant growth through bold new ideas, strategic acquisitions and a strong focus on corporate culture. OTC extended its business strategy to include mergers and acquisitions with other companies who share the same core values—ultimately expanding sales, employees and product and service offerings.

OTC has grown to become the parent company of OTP Industrial Solutions, an industrial distributor of pumps, fluid power, power transmission, fluid handling, pneumatic and electrical solutions, and Air Technologies®, the nation’s largest distributor of compressed air systems. Most recently, OTP Industrial Solutions acquired Industrial Process Equipment Group (IPEG) and Advanced Industrial Products (AIP), and merged with R. J. Knoepfler Company.

Air Technologies® offers an advanced compressed air solution with its innovative DirectAIR® division, which provides compressed air as a utility. With the DirectAIR® solution, Air Technologies® installs, owns and operates air compressor facilities at customer sites, saving customers thousands in energy and operational costs.

About Ohio Transmission Corporation (www.otpnet.com) (www.aircompressors.com) (www.ipegstl.com) (www.aip-usa.com)
Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC) is one of the largest industrial equipment distributors and service providers in the United States. OTC is organized by product category into two separate business units: OTP Industrial Solutions, which includes Industrial Process Equipment Group (IPEG) and Advanced Industrial Products (AIP), and Air Technologies®. OTC brings together the right combination of knowledgeable people and broad product support to provide expert technical solutions to customers representing a broad range of industries. OTC maintains locations throughout the Midwest and in Texas with more than 500 associates who share the company’s founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. Established in 1963, OTC recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

OTP Industrial Solutions Acquires Advanced Industrial Products, Inc.

COLUMBUS, Ohio—March 10, 2014—OTP Industrial Solutions, a large industrial equipment distributor and service provider for pump, fluid power, power transmission, fluid handling, pneumatic and electrical applications, announces the acquisition of Advanced Industrial Products, Inc. (AIP), headquartered in Lexington, Ky., with office locations in Tennessee, West Virginia and Mississippi. AIP will become a division of OTP and continue to operate under the name Advanced Industrial Products.

“Our new relationship with OTP has opened the door to great growth opportunities for AIP and our staff,” said Dennis Stephens, head of the AIP division at OTP and former AIP owner. “The OTP team has warmly welcomed us, and our company is looking forward to a bright future working side-by-side with OTP to provide a more comprehensive set of advanced technical solutions to our customers.”
With the acquisition, OTP Industrial Solutions strengthens its ability to offer customers engineered automation system solutions provided by AIP’s highly trained associates. Combining OTP and AIP enables manufacturers to reduce their supplier base with product support for world-leading manufacturers of industrial automation, robotics and MRO components. With its technical engineering support, AIP can help customers design, engineer, install and start up new projects and make improvements to existing systems. AIP also provides hands-on training classes to customers taught by its own factory trained engineers.

“AIP is a very successful and well-respected industrial automation distributor. By combining the strength of OTP with the strength of AIP, we have the ability to better serve our customers with leading-edge industrial products and solutions provided by knowledgeable associates. Our new partnership provides great opportunities for the customers, associates and suppliers of both companies,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Solutions. “We are pleased to have the former owners of AIP, Dennis and Lisa Stephens, remain with us as an integral part of our management team, overseeing the AIP division.”

AIP joins OTP’s more than 15 locations spread across the Midwest and in San Antonio, Texas. Under parent company Ohio Transmission Corporation, OTP Industrial Solutions has greatly expanded its operation by bringing together forward-thinking industrial distributors and service providers that represent the company’s core values and enhance OTP’s key supplier relationships, broad product support and expert technical services, which it provides to a fast-growing customer base.

“With its more than 30 dedicated technical associates and world-class product lines, AIP is an excellent addition to the OTP family. Working together will allow both companies to grow and continually improve the value delivered to customers, suppliers and associates. AIP strengthens our industrial automation business and is a terrific complement to our fluid power, power transmission and pump businesses,” said Ohio Transmission Corporation President and CEO Phil Derrow. “We recognize AIP as an industry leader committed to outstanding customer service, engineering and technical support, and we are proud to commence our partnership with AIP—a company that we can grow with into the future.”

About OTP Industrial Solutions
OTP Industrial Solutions is one of the largest industrial equipment distributors and service providers in the United States. Providing expert technical solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission, electrical, mechanical and pumping systems, OTP Industrial Solutions takes pride in bringing together the right combination of knowledgeable people and broad product support to customers representing a broad range of industries. OTP Industrial Solutions maintains locations throughout the Midwest and in Texas with more than 500 associates who share the company’s founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. Established in 1963, parent company Ohio Transmission Corporation, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. To learn more about OTP Industrial Solutions, please visit https://www.otpnet.com/.

About Advanced Industrial Products, Inc. (AIP)
Advanced Industrial Products, Inc. (AIP) supports its customers’ needs for world leading components, engineering support, programming expertise and project design and implementation with locations in Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee and a growing presence in Alabama and the south. AIP has valued customers across 42 states. Its highly-trained electrical engineers, technical sales staff, project managers and industry professionals set the company apart and allow it to serve an expanding base of customers in industrial automation, robotics and MRO components. To learn more about AIP, please visit http://www.aip-usa.com/.

R.J. KNOEPFLER COMPANY JOINS OTP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

COLUMBUS, OHIO—OTP Industrial Solutions has merged with and hired the associates of R.J. Knoepfler Company, a finishing and fluid handling distributor based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a result of the merger, OTP now offers R.J. Knoepfler customers an extensive finishing and fluid handling inventory, as well as industrial solutions and support for bearings, fluid power, pumps, mechanical and electrical products. R.J. Knoepfler Company will take on the name OTP Industrial Solutions as their employees join nearby OTP branch locations.

OTP Industrial Solutions welcomes R.J. Knoepfler Company’s rich history, expertise and product solutions. Founded in 1952 by Bob Knoepfler, R.J. Knoepfler Company began as a finishing distributor selling to manufacturing companies and wood finishing businesses in Ohio and Indiana. Bob served as the company’s president for 21 years until his passing in 1974. At that time his wife Dorothy Knoepfler and Ed Burns took over, expanding the company’s sales coverage into Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. In 2005 Jeff Burns became president and added additional finishing and fluid handling products to the company’s list of manufacturers that it represented and technically supported, along with its complete turnkey systems and solutions.

For more information about the R.J. Knoepfler Company merger, please contact OTP Industrial Solutions.

About OTP Industrial Solutions

OTP Industrial Solutions is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Established in 1963, the corporation recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. 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 maintains locations throughout the Midwest and in Texas. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s more than 500 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.

OTP 2013 Annual Open House/Tailgate

OTP Industrial Solutions Celebrates 50 Years!

2013 Annual Open House/Tailgate
Friday, September 27th beginning at 11 a.m.
at 1900 Jetway Blvd., Columbus OH 43219

Photo of past OTP Tailgate Party

Please join OTP in celebrating our 50th anniversary. We will have our Annual Open House/Tailgate on Friday, September 27th beginning at 11:00 a.m. and going until food and prizes are gone (est. 3:00 p.m.).

Banner of The Ohio State University

30+ Vendors, Great Food, Games and Prizes

We will once again be joined by over 30 vendors with product information for you. There will be great food, games, and many prizes to be won! Please send your RSVP to your account manager or Sara Mathisen. We look forward to seeing you there!

Supported by our suppliers:

  • AC Tech
  • AEP-Kema
  • Atlas Copco
  • Bonfiglioli
  • Danfoss
  • Eaton
  • Emotron
  • EPT
  • Exel
  • Flowserve
  • Flowserve Seal
  • GPM
  • Graco
  • Grundfos
  • INA/FAG
  • Hub City
  • Leeson/Grove
  • Martin Sprocket&Gear
  • NSK
  • NTN
  • Omron
  • Rexnord
  • PBC Linear
  • Rittal
  • SMC
  • Sumitomo
  • Thomson
  • Transair
  • 80/20
  • UST
  • Vogelsang Pumps
  • Warner/Boston/TB Woods
  • Yates

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires Industrial Process Equipment Group

COLUMBUS, OHIO—Ohio Transmission Corporation has acquired Industrial Process Equipment Group (IPEG), a pump and process equipment company that will broaden the geographical reach of Ohio Transmission Corporation’s industrial product and service offerings and grow the corporation’s expert technical staff. With the acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation will add all three IPEG office locations in St. Louis, Missouri; Decatur, Illinois; and Calvert City, Kentucky to its syndicate of 18 locations in six Midwest states and Texas. Ohio Transmission Corporation brought on 52 employees from IPEG at the beginning of the new year, increasing its workforce to 468 employees.

IPEG will become a subsidiary of Ohio Transmission Corporation and benefit from access to additional resources that will enhance the growth of its highly respected pump and process equipment business. The move to acquire IPEG will allow Ohio Transmission Corporation, more commonly known in the marketplace as OTP Industrial Solutions and Air Technologies®, to serve a larger number of customers with a diverse set of industrial equipment and service needs.

“IPEG is a very successful and well-respected pump and process equipment company with a rich history and outstanding associates. By adding IPEG to the Ohio Transmission Corporation family of companies, we will strengthen our ability to serve customers and expand opportunities for the employees and customers of both companies,” said Philip Derrow, president of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “The addition of talented and experienced industrial pump experts will strengthen our already strong team of experts. “

About Ohio Transmission Corporation

Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Established in 1963, the corporation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 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 in Texas. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 468 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 IPEG

Industrial Process Equipment Group (IPEG) has provided premiere products in fluid pumping and handling equipment to Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois and Northwestern Kentucky since 1947. IPEG helps customers maintain fluid handling applications through quality products from world-class vendors; equipment service, repair and assembly by factory-trained service technicians; and custom fabrication of parts and equipment. For more information, please visit http://ipegstl.com.

OTP Industrial Solutions President and CEO Phil Derrow Featured in “Smart Business” Magazine

smart-businessPhil Derrow, the President and CEO of OTP Industrial Solutions is featured in the December 2011 “Smart Business Columbus”, both on the cover and in the feature article by Dennis Seeds “Keeping the Faith: How Phil Derrow Invested During the Recession to Set Ohio Transmission Up for Growth.”. The article explains how Derrow used his belief that the recession would bottom out and that the future would improve to take action and put the company back on the growth track.
 
In the piece, Derrow was quoted as saying, “Continuously invest in yourselves and your company.  I make a big deal about the fact that investment is a continuous and ongoing process, and it is an essential statement of a belief in the future. If you believe based on knowledge that recessions always end, then you continue to invest. It’s no more complicated than that.”
 
Along with rebranding Ohio Transmission and Pump Co. into OTP Industrial Solutions, creating a new logo and website and investing in employees and a new factory for Air Technologies, Derrow focused on the human factor– managing during a recession.
 
“We have 360 people now, and you can’t manage through such a challenging period without engaging the people in the organization.  We believe in being open and honest with our people and telling them what’s going on, telling them the company’s position, telling them our strategy and making them part of the process from start to finish.” Derrow explained.
 
What was the result? The annual revenue for 2011 will finish more than 60% above that of 2008, market share has grown and the company has increased employment by 10% during the same period– 380 associates across eight states.