Hiring inside salespeople in Texas and Kentucky

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS – OTP Industrial Solutions is adding a business professional at its San Antonio, Texas location.

“The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for learning our business as well as our products,” states Frank Hicks, Toyota Account Manager. “We want someone to partner with in building and running the business, providing broad customer service, excellent sales support, and operational and systems accountability.”

OTP Industrial Solutions is an award winning Tier 1 supplier to Toyota Motor Manufacturing and many other industrial customers in the greater San Antonio area.

In addition to the new San Antonio position, OTP Industrial Solutions is hiring experienced technical sales associates at all locations, including a newly created position as technical inside sales associate in Louisville Kentucky.

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Vicki Kilbourne
Director of Human Resources
1900 Jetway Blvd
Columbus OH 43219
email: hiring@otpnet.com

OTP Announces Charity Partnership

COLUMBUS, OHIO – OTP Industrial Solutions and Air Technologies® are pleased to announce a charity partnership with Flying Horse Farms, an affiliate of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps.

During introductory meetings recently orchestrated at all 15 company locations, OTP and Air Technologies® associates donated and pledged almost $11,500.  Combined with the company match of all associates’ donations, this is well on the way to attaining the first year goal of $25,000 donation.

“We are excited to come together to help these kids,” stated Vicki Kilbourne, Director of Human Resources. “This is one more way to bring life to our core value of Balance.”

Flying Horse Farms is a free camp for children who have serious illnesses. They provide a traditional camp experience while they also support their individual medical needs. Currently under construction in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, the Flying Horse Farms camp will open and host its first campers this summer.

Flying Horse Farms is a provisional member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. As the world’s largest family of camps for children with serious medical conditions, the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps offer campers the chance to restore hope and recapture their childhood through therapeutic recreation, intentional programming and year-round support that provides encouragement, motivation and confidence.

In addition to the donations and pledges, OTP and Air Technologies® associates plan to hold fundraisers and events throughout the year including a silent auction, bake sales, and a trip to the Camp later this summer.

About OTP Industrial Solutions
OTP Industrial Solutions and its sister company Air Technologies® operate 15 locations serving industrial customers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Texas. OTP Industrial Solutions supports fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission, bearings, fluid handling, electrical, and automation applications.  Air Technologies® supplies compressed air systems and provides air as a utility via DirectAIR®

Contact:
Vicki Kilbourne
OTP Industrial Solutions
1900 Jetway Blvd
Columbus, OH 43219
614-342-6123

Midwest Fluid Power joins OTP Industrial Solutions

TOLEDO, OHIO – OTP Industrial Solutions has acquired the assets and hired the associates of Midwest Fluid Power LLC, the leading fluid power distributor around Toledo Ohio since 1956.

Midwest Fluid Power and OTP have both been Technical Distributors of SMC Pneumatics for many years. The addition of OTP’s broad range of industrial products will benefit Midwest Fluid Power customers and associates by greatly increasing the scope of applications, support and solutions available to customers.

“Investment is one of our core values,” stated Jack Grote, Chief Operating Officer. “We invest regularly to consistently increase our capabilities and improve our services for our customers with our partner vendors.”

In conjunction with this acquisition, 80 20 Inc has authorized OTP in all territories that Midwest Fluid Power traditionally served. The 80 20 Inc T-slot aluminum extrusion solutions naturally complement OTP’s pneumatic and electrical products, including SMC Pneumatics and Omron Industrial Automation.

SMC Pneumatics is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, including the broadest selection of cylinder, actuator, solenoid valve, FRL, and vacuum solutions.  Omron provides a complete line of industrial automation products, including PLC, HMI, AC drive, servo drive, servo motor, sensor, vision sensing, power supply, pushbutton and indicator products.  80 20 Inc offers T-slot aluminum extrusion products for mounting, guarding and framing applications.

OTP fully supports its products through its technical associates and on-line industrial technical support. The “Ask the OTP Experts” feature enables the user to easily find technical information about fluid power products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation and control questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with local technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings, electrical and automation products.

About OTP Toledo:
OTP Toledo operates as OTP’s T-slot aluminum extrusion design and assembly facility, with experienced CAD operators providing design assistance, expert fabrication and assembly. OTP Toledo sales associates work closely with the industry’s premier manufacturers, including Leeson motors, Browning speed reducers, NSK Linear Motion, KB Electronics drives, Red Lion industrial displays, Omron Industrial Automation, SMC Pneumatics, Morse roller chain, McGill cam followers, Flowserve pumps, Graco pumps and Rexnord power transmission.

OTP operates additional locations with local inventory and technical support to serve industrial customers in Columbus OH, Cleveland OH, Dayton OH, Cincinnati OH, Indianapolis IN, Evansville IN, Louisville KY, Charleston WV, Wheeling WV, South Bend IN, Fort Wayne IN, Toledo OH, Detroit MI, Akron OH, Youngstown OH, San Antonio TX, Decatur IL and Peoria IL.

Related Story: SMC Pneumatics Expands with OTP in Toledo
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Contact:
Jack Grote
5702 Opportunity Drive
Toledo, Ohio 43612-4839
(419)478-0015
www.otpnet.com

Eaton Authorizes OTP in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Eaton Cutler Hammer has expanded Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) authorized territory to include Cincinnati Ohio.

“We look forward to helping our customers with Eaton’s broad electrical control and automation product line,” states Steve Morgan, Electrical Specialist. With this expanded relationship with Eaton, “OTP can apply the best products to optimize power consumption and lower overall costs.”

Eaton Cutler Hammer is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical control and automation products. Control and automation equipment includes contactor and soft starter, variable frequency drive, photoelectric sensor, and inductive proximity sensor, PanelMate HMI, as well as pushbutton and mechanical limit switch products, all designed to enhance factory performance.

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Eaton Cutler Hammer industrial automation products are fully supported on the OTP website. In addition to on-line information, the “Ask the OTP Experts” website feature enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect to local experts in automation, fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings and electrical products to obtain specific recommendations for their automation and control applications.

About OTP Middletown:
OTP Middletown operates OTP’s largest pump repair facility, with experienced technicians providing both shop and on-site pump repair services. OTP associates work closely with the industry’s best manufacturers, including Flowserve pumps, Graco pumps, SMC Pneumatics, Imo pumps, Browning speed reducers, KB Electronics drives, Morse roller chain, GPM Eliminator pumps, McGill cam followers and Martin Sprocket & Gear.

OTP operates locations with local inventory and technical support to serve industrial customers in Columbus OH, Cleveland OH, Dayton OH, Cincinnati OH, Indianapolis IN, Evansville IN, Louisville KY, Charleston WV, Wheeling WV, South Bend IN, Fort Wayne IN, Toledo OH, Akron OH, Youngstown OH, San Antonio TX, Decatur IL and Peoria IL.

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Contact:
Steve Morgan
Electrical Specialist
Ohio Transmission & Pump
400 Wright Dr
Middletown, OH 45044
(513)539-8411

OTP Expands Omron Automation Training Investment

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Omron Industrial Automation and Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) recently expanded its joint product training investment.

Twenty-two OTP associates participated in various Omron product training sessions during the past month, including two-day off-site Omoron Sales Solutions Seminars, week-long hands-on Top Gun motion and vision training, 16 eLearning on-line modules, and four on-site product training sessions.

The Omron product training topics ranged from basic machine control,  servo drive and servo motor sizing, to vision systems, motion control, power supplies, vision sensing and smart sensors. “Ongoing technical training is always important as we provide customers with local expert product support,” states Brian Miley, Electrical Business Manager. “In addition to our investment in product training for technical sales associates, we also recently hired seven experienced pneumatic and electrical specialists to immediately expand our technical support of Omron Industrial Automation and SMC Pneumatic products in Ohio”

Omron Industrial Automation provides industrial automation products, including AC drive, servo drive, servo motor, PLC, HMI, sensor, vision sensing, power supply, pushbutton and indicator products. SMC Pneumatics is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, including a broad selection of cylinder, actuator, solenoid valve, air preparation, and vacuum solutions. The OTP website offers full support of Omron Industrial Automation and SMC Pneumatics. The “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line functionality enables the user to easily find technical information about Omron and SMC products, and to quickly connect to a local expert to obtain specific answers to their automation questions.

About OTP Cleveland:
For almost five decades, OTP Cleveland has merged the technical knowledge of its associates with a broad lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers of industrial fluid power, pump, pneumatic, mechanical power transmission, bearing and electrical products. OTP Cleveland maintains significant SMC inventory, and is currently expanding its business with Omron Industrial Automation and SMC Pneumatics. OTP Cleveland also works closely with other premier manufacturers such as Flowserve Pump, Grundfos Pump, Deublin Rotary Union, Lynair Cylinder, Graco Pump, Browning Bearing, and Martin Sprocket & Gear.

OTP serves industrial customers in Louisville Kentucky, Fort Wayne Indiana, Toledo Ohio, Columbus Ohio, Peoria Illinois, Cleveland Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Indianapolis Indiana, Decatur Illinois, Evansville Indiana, Cincinnati Ohio, Charleston West Virginia, Wheeling West Virginia, Akron Ohio, Youngstown Ohio, and San Antonio Texas.

Contact:
Brian Miley
Ohio Transmission & Pump
6500 Davis Industrial Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44139
(440) 349-3900
www.otpnet.com

OTP Indianapolis Hosts Tech Day at Automotive Plant

Indianapolis, IN – November 9, 2009 – OTP Indianapolis hosted six industrial vendors during its Tech Day product fair at an automotive manufacturing plant near Indianapolis, Indiana. Emerson Power Transmission, NSK precision bearings, SMAC actuators, SMC Pneumatics, Sumitomo Drive Products and US Tsubaki chain displayed their latest technology products and discussed cost savings applications with over 60 maintenance and engineering associates at the automotive plant.

“The Technical Product Fair started at 8:00am and ended at 12:30pm,” said Dan Rose, Vice President of Sales.  “Bringing our product experts to the customer site and extending the fair through lunchtime made it convenient for many customer associates to capitalize on this opportunity.”

During the course of the day, the maintenance and engineering associates focused their discussion with the OTP and vendor technical associates on identifying projects to improve operations and save money.  Here is a sampling of the cost saving projects initiated during the Technical Product Fair:

  • Conveyor Bearing Upgrade – improve the bearing life on inspection conveyors in the stamping plant.
  • Regulator Performance – solve a problem regulator application in the body department that is creating false readings in a monitoring process downstream.
  • Gearbox Survey – investigate an overheating gearbox in a stamping application and schedule gearbox surveys to fully document the gearbox applications.
  • New Conveyor Application – work with the body department engineers to specify and install a new conveyor application.
  • Caster Tread Life – work with materials engineering to investigate alternative caster tread materials to improve mean time between failure (MTBF).
  • Hydraulic quick disconnects – investigate interchanges for quick disconnect couplings in an engine testing application to improve availability and lower cost.

“These cost savings projects are what I expect from our experienced technical experts. We work to apply products that improve the customer process and save them money,” Rose continued.

In addition to events such as the Technical Product Fair, OTP supports its customers via the unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical product support.  This feature enables the user to easily find technical information about industrial products from more than 60 manufacturers, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their application and product questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings and electrical products.   Warren Rupp pumps, Browning belts, McGill cam followers, Nitto Kohki quick disconnects, Sealmaster Bearings, NSK linear motion, pump repair, Lynair Cylinders, SMC pneumatics, Flowserve Pump, and Gusher Pump are some of the broad products supported by “Ask the OTP Experts.”

About OTP Indianapolis:

For almost five decades, OTP Indianapolis has merged the technical knowledge of its associates with a broad lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers of industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission and electrical products.  OTP Indianapolis maintains significant bearing and power transmission inventory and operates as OTP’s largest pump repair facility in Indiana.

OTP operates additional locations with local inventory and technical support in Fort Wayne Indiana, Columbus Ohio, San Antonio Texas, Cleveland Ohio, Middletown Ohio, Louisville Kentucky, Charleston West Virginia, and Terre Haute Indiana.

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Contact:

Dan Rose

Vice President of Sales

Ohio Transmission & Pump

3192 Shadeland Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46226

(317) 541-1500

drose@otpnet.com

www.otpnet.com

SMC Pneumatics Expands with OTP into Toledo Ohio

Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) is now authorized as a stocking SMC Technical Distributor in most of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Toledo, Ohio – November 1, 2009 – Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) announced today that SMC Pneumatics has expanded its Technical Distributor authorization with OTP to include Toledo and all of Ohio. OTP is now authorized as a stocking SMC Technical Distributor in most of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

“We are excited to continue to expand with SMC Pneumatics,” states Jack A Grote, Chief Operating Officer. “As an SMC Technical Distributor, we invest heavily in ongoing product training for our technical sales associates, and support them with extensive local SMC inventory.”

SMC Pneumatics is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, including the broadest selection of cylinder, actuator, solenoid valve, FRL, and vacuum solutions.  The company offers 8,900 basic products with over 520,000 variations.  “The SMC product line is so broad that customers often depend on OTP’s experienced technical support to help them choose the right product to improve their process and save them money,” Grote continued.

OTP fully supports the SMC Pneumatics broad product line via the unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line industrial product technical support.  This feature enables the user to easily find technical information about SMC products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their fluid power questions. “Ask the OTP Experts” enables maintenance, purchasing and engineering associates to easily connect with technical OTP experts in fluid power, pumps, mechanical power transmission, bearings and electrical products.

In addition to supporting SMC applications, the broad product support offered by “Ask the OTP Experts” supplies technical answers about industrial products from over 60 different manufacturers, including Deublin Rotary Unions, Eaton Cutler Hammer Electrical, Flowserve Pumps, Gusher Pumps, GPM Eliminator slurry pumps, Graco fluid handling, Leeson Motors, Lynair Cylinders, Kop-Flex Couplings, Martin Sprocket & Gear, NSK Linear Motion, Omron Industrial Automation, Pump Repair, Rexnord Power Transmission, Sealmaster Bearings, and Warren Rupp diaphragm pumps.

About OTP:
For almost five decades, OTP has merged the technical knowledge of associates with a broad lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers to deliver valuable solutions for industrial customers. OTP delivers technical solutions for industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission, bearings, pneumatic and electrical applications. OTP operates locations with local inventory and experienced technical support in Columbus OH, Cleveland OH, Middletown OH, Indianapolis IN, Fort Wayne IN, Terre Haute IN, Louisville KY, Charleston WV, San Antonio TX and Tallapoosa GA.

Contact:
Jack A Grote
Chief Operating Officer
Ohio Transmission & Pump
1055 Custer Dr
Toledo, OH 43612
(419) 476-4521

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Omron Industrial Automation Authorizes OTP in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – October 21, 2009 – Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) announced today that Omron Industrial Automation has authorized OTP in most counties in the state of Ohio.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Omron and look forward to helping our customers with Omron’s incredibly powerful, yet easy to implement industrial automation products,” states Bob Korb, Vice President of Sales. “In addition to our significant investment in product training for all technical sales associates, we also have hired seven experienced electrical and automation specialists to fully and immediately support this exciting product line.”

Omron Industrial Automation provides a complete line of industrial automation products, including PLC, HMI, AC drive, servo drive, servo motor, sensor, vision sensing, power supply, pushbutton and indicator products.

The OTP website has been expanded to include full support for Omron Industrial Automation.  The unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line functionality enables the user to easily find technical information about Omron products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation questions.

About OTP:

For almost five decades, OTP has merged the knowledge, talent and passion of its associates with a complete lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers to deliver the solutions that help industrial customers achieve their goals.  OTP delivers innovative technical solutions for industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission and electrical applications.

OTP and its sister company Air Technologies® operate 16 locations with over 300 associates serving industrial customers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Alabama and Georgia

Contact:
Jack A Grote
Chief Operating Officer

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OTP Releases “Ask the OTP Experts” Web Functionality

October 5, 2009

COLUMBUS, OHIO – October 5, 2009 –Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) announced today that the company has released the innovative “Ask the OTP Experts” web functionality.

“We designed our website to help the user quickly find the important technical information about the broad selection of products that we support and sell,” states Jack A Grote, Chief Operating Officer. “Even more importantly, we make it simple for the user to connect to an OTP expert to get the personal answers that he wants – even if he doesn’t have time to explore the website.”

“Ask the OTP Experts” enables the user to easily obtain the answers to technical questions about the industrial products from over 60 different manufacturers.

About OTP:

For almost five decades, OTP has merged the knowledge, talent and passion of our associates with a complete lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers to deliver valuable and innovative solutions that help industrial customers achieve their goals. OTP delivers innovative technical solutions for industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission and electrical applications.

OTP and its sister company Air Technologies® operate 16 locations with over 300 associates serving industrial customers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Alabama and Georgia.

Contact:

Jack A Grote
(614) 342-6123
jgrote@otpnet.com

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