Your Production Never Stops When You Use OTP’s Repair Asset Management (RAM) Program

The OTP Repair Asset Management program is a complete repair process for your equipment. OTP covers every detail, documents it, and keeps you informed every step of the way. Whether you’re using our repair centers, or our field repair services, or we are doing scheduled contract maintenance, OTP helps you maximize equipment performance, reduce maintenance costs, increase equipment reliability and, more importantly, decrease costly downtime. You stay focused on your production, and we manage the rest. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Assess repair needs and customization of service desired.

Step 2: Obtain part/equipment via pick-up or shipping

Step 3: Receive part/equipment: identify by manufacturer serial number or generate a bar
code for tracking

Step 4: Evaluate and test part/equipment, document malfunction issue and quote repair

Step 5: Quote to customer and get approval for repair order

Step 6: Repair part/equipment and document work performed

Step 7: Quality control and testing of part/equipment

Step 8: Return asset to customer with warranty tag

Step 9: Customer receives part, inventories it, and returns warranty tag

Complete Data and Information Management

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Through our custom-built Pathways software, we manage every detail, document every step and keep customers informed throughout the repair process and even beyond when the part goes into service and the warranty expires. This way, you can focus on other production matters. With our specialized software we can provide our customers with the data they need to determine the value of equipment or part replacement in comparison to repair. With OTP’s Repair Asset Management Program, we get to the root of the problem and manage what is needed to keep your equipment and production running smoothly.

 The Benefits of RAM Add Up

Why turn to OTP’s Repair Asset Management program for all your maintenance and repair needs? We’ve got nine reasons why:

  1. Documented Cost Savings
  2. Plant Reliability Studies
  3. Technical Support
  4. Complete Repair Program for all Repairable Assets
  5. Engineering and Design
  6. CNC Machining and Welding
  7. Field Service
  8. Emergency Service 24/7

Repairs For All Your Equipment

OTP offers a full spectrum of repair capabilities including pumps and seals; vacuum and blowers and other rotating equipment; fabrication and field service; power transmission and fluid power; finishing, dispense and engineered systems; and electrical, robotics, automation and safety equipment.

OTP and its affiliated companies are certified repair centers for most major manufacturers and numerous specialty manufacturers.

Additional certifications and memberships:

  • UL listed
  • AMP certified
  • ISN certified contractor
  • Lean Six Sigma certified
  • EASA
  • IEEE
  • ASME
  • NQA-1
  • API
  • MSHA
  • ANSI
  • Hydraulic Institute for System Assessments (HISA)

Safety is Always First

At OTP, safety is our highest priority. All our plants, facilities and offices follow rigorous standards for safety procedures and protocols to ensure safe working environments and safe handling of all equipment.

The OTP Repair Promise

OTP repair promise We Fix It On Time

We Fix It On Budget

We Look for Root Cause

We Fix It Right the First Time

We Rebuild Equipment to Factory Specifications, Industry Standards or Better!

We Don’t Just Fix What Is Broken. We Look at Entire System/Package

We Make Solid Recommendations on Improving Equipment/System Performance or Life

We Help Reduce Unplanned Downtime

We Increase Mean Time between Repair

 

Put OTP’s Repair Asset Management Program to work for your facility. Call us today at 800-837-6827.

Ohio Transmission Corporation Names David Scheer as New CEO; Phil Derrow to become Chairman

COLUMBUS, OH – June 22, 2020 – After 38 years of service, Ohio Transmission Corporation’s (OTC) long-time Chief Executive Officer, Phil Derrow, will be transitioning to a new role as Chairman for the company. OTC’s board of directors has named David Scheer as the new Chief Executive Officer. Scheer will also be joining the board of directors.

OTC was co-founded in 1963 by Phil Derrow’s father, David Derrow, and L. Philip Carstens. Since its founding, OTC has grown from just six employees in a single location in Columbus to more than 1,200 employees in 47 locations across the United States. Phil Derrow became CEO in 1998 and led a period of growth that saw the company’s revenue increase by more than 10 times and the firm’s employees increase by five times. In 2013, Derrow led the company through a transition to private equity ownership, culminating in a sale to Genstar Capital in April 2019. Derrow’s move to the Chairman role was planned as part of the Genstar acquisition.

“It is impossible to adequately express my profound gratitude to all of our associates, customers and suppliers for their trust, support and friendship during my career. It has truly been the gift of a lifetime of service for which I am profoundly grateful,” Derrow said. “I am excited to hand over the reins to an executive as accomplished as David.”

Said Scheer, “I am honored and excited to join OTC as CEO. Phil has built an extraordinary business that has offered an unparalleled level of service to America’s leading industrial companies for many years. I look forward to working with all of OTC’s team members to continue to grow and build one of the country’s largest industrial solutions providers.”

Scheer has more than 30 years of experience leading global industrial manufacturing businesses and specialty industrial distributors. Currently, he serves on the board of Clarience Technologies, LLC. Prior to joining OTP, Scheer was the Chief Executive Officer of Power Products, LLC and its related entity, ECM Industries. Power Products is a diversified electrical products platform with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Previously, Scheer was Executive Vice President/Electrical Segment of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) and led the 2013 spin-off of the segment, which was renamed Power Products. He also has served as Chief Operating Officer for Pearlman Group, the nation’s leading distributor of tools, supplies, and machinery for the hard surfaces industry.  Earlier in his career, Scheer was Chief Operating Officer of Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp., Division President/Southeast for Rexel USA, and he had several commercial and operating roles with Thomas & Betts Corporation.

SAMES KREMLIN Re-Establishing Manufacturing and Celebrating 40 Years in North America

Meet George Jetson! In this 1962 animated sitcom, the family enjoyed video chat, which at that time was not yet invented. Today, in Industry 4.0, flying taxis are on the horizon. SAMES KREMLIN technology has been supporting innovators globally for 95 years. As manufacturing is being pushed into the deep end of a natural disaster, we are prouder than ever of unsurpassed products and technology.

‘Our Mission Is to Help You Achieve Your Mission’

The Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting the way products are being manufactured. Predictions state that implementing Industrial IoT into production will generate trillions of dollars in global GDP in the next 10 years. Automation plays a big role in smart manufacturing and SAMES KREMLIN has the capabilities of integrating products with Advanced Industrial Robots.

Automation & A Peek of the SAMES KREMLIN Diverse Product Range

The PPH 707 is an electrostatic rotary bell atomizer, using sensors for speed calculation and bell cup detection. It has an incredibly robust sealed turbine that can handle highly viscous bell applied material. Bell speed is controlled by a microphone instead of fiber optics, eliminating common speed fault issues. We want customers to know this high-end applicator uses the best technology available.

Automation is even possible with Airmix® technology in the AVX gun. Airmix® (Air-Assisted Airless) gives a high finishing quality & uniform film build control for paint flow rates from 400 to 2000 cc/min, with a perfectly atomized spray pattern. This patented technology will turn high gloss oil into mirror finish quality!

SAMES KREMLIN has five other product ranges in addition to Airmix® bringing new solutions to help re-establish manufacturing right here in the United States; Airspray, Airless, Electrostatic, Dispense & Powder.

OTP Industrial Solutions and SAMES KREMLIN Working Together

IoT devices connect to networks, talk to each other and drive automation. Which is remarkable, but we still need knowledgeable people behind the wheel. Lab tests of materials can be done at the SAMES KREMLIN facility in Plymouth, MI. There you will find passion for creating expert solutions. Both organizations come together as a team with a shared desire to develop great people.

Congratulations to SAMES KREMLIN on 40-years in North America and standing on the forefront of advanced technology! Sensor systems are currently being studied to allow future SAMES KREMLIN equipment to be integrated into Zero Down Time applications; to help your businesses save time & money. We want to increase your revenue by increasing your Space Sprockets!

Ami Anzures
Marketing Specialist

OTP Is Now an Authorized Service Center for HOFFMAN & LAMSON Centrifugal Blower Parts, Service & Repair

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OTP Industrial Solutions is your certified HOFFMAN & LAMSON ASC support partner including over 5 regional full-service centers for your service and controls needs.

  • Turnkey controls system integrator
  • Factory trained & certified technicians
  • Overhead lift capabilities to 50 ton and 30,000 lbs. rated fork lift
  • Field service technicians and fleet of service trucks
  • 10-hour OSHA cards for technicians
  • 5 million in commercial insurance
  • 600 AMP electrical service
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Laser alignment and vibration testing capabilities

certified repair and support partner

Restore performance and efficiency, maintain reliability and lower total cost of ownership with OEM quality parts, factory trained technicians. As a, HOFFMAN & LAMSON Authorized Service Center our field service technicians provide services for installation, start up, preventative maintenance, repairs, rebuilds and troubleshooting of HOFFMAN & LAMSON centrifugal blowers and systems. Our team of skilled, experienced technicians are factory trained and work with current OEM drawings and authentic OEM parts to repair your blower to original factory specifications.

For the quality, reliability, and performance you expect, and your operation demands, call OTP Industrial Solutions.

CERTIFIED SERVICE & SUPPORT FOR:

  • HOFFMAN & LAMSON MULTISTAGE CENTRIFUGAL BLOWERS

SERVICES & CAPABILITIES

  • Capability to Repair On-Site or at One of 5 Local Authorized Service Center
  • Local Field Service Technicians for Quick and Affordable Deployment
  • Localized Inventory of HOFFMAN & LAMSON CERIFIED™ OEM Parts
  • Blower Repair and Refurbishment to Factory Standards
  • Rotor Alignment and Rebalancing
  • Laser Alignment
  • Vibration Analysis

24 hour service
Demanding industrial processes require equipment that can stand up to the task, but even the most durable equipment requires routine maintenance and occasional service and repair to maintain reliable and efficient performance.

When you need service, you need it fast – and you need it to last. Don’t risk it with generic parts, unexperienced repair shops, and untrained technicians.

Our certified team of factory trained technicians, certified service centers, and available inventory of OEM parts deliver quality, long lasting repairs lowering your total cost of ownership and returning unit to service as quickly as possible.

Some companies claim to offer service for HOFFMAN & LAMSON products, but are not factory certified. Protect your investment. Insist on OEM parts and CERTIFIED service for your HOFFMAN & LAMSON equipment.

Our level of service is unparalleled. Our pricing is competitive. And performance is GUARANTEED. Contact us at one of our 5 authorized HOFFMAN & LAMSON authorized service centers.

OTP HOFFMAN & LAMSON Certified Service Centers:

Ohio:

OTP Cincinnati-Dayton Park 63, 400 Wright Drive Middletown, OH 45044 (513) 539-8411

Buckeye Pumps 1311 Freese Works Place Galion, OH 44833 (866) 900-7867

Indiana:

OTP Indianapolis 8405 E. 30th Street Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 541-1500

OTP Fort Wayne 4534 Industrial Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (260) 482-8605

OTP Terre Haute 1502 Lafayette Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47804 (812) 466-2734

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Second Arizona Company

Acquisition of service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair furthers OTC’s expansion into the Southwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jan. 21, 2020 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering in the southwestern United States.

Laron’s headquarters in Kingman, Arizona, houses more than 140,000 square feet of shop space, with large-scale machining, fabrication and repair capabilities. Laron also has repair facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and it has a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona.

“Laron was founded in 1975 and has established a reputation over the past 45 years as a leader in its respective markets,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC). “The company has built on its core values of innovation, responsiveness and quality service and has recognized that its associates are the company’s greatest resources, a value that makes them a great addition to our OTC family. With this acquisition, we are humbled to provide a new home for Laron’s 190 associates.”

Since its founding, Laron has provided industrial support services, including heavy industrial automation, machining, motor repair, fabrication, field services, mechanical repair, predictive maintenance, storage and custom solutions. Its services support customers in the mining, manufacturing, power generation, gas transmission and construction industries.

“This acquisition is an important part of our rapidly evolving repair and engineering services capabilities,” said Matt Piatt, Chief Operating Officer of OTC. “Along with the recent acquisition of Keller Electrical, the addition of Laron further enhances our overall service offering and expands our regional footprint in the Southwest.”

Laron will continue to operate under the Laron brand and with current local management, including Glenn Thoroughman, CEO; Larry Tree, president; John Hansen, COO; Gary Maclay, CFO; and a strong team of general managers already in place.

Laron will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, providing Laron with access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources while expanding OTP’s service offerings.

“Laron’s extensive machining and fabrication capabilities, including field machining, along with the capability for handling the largest crusher, pump and other rotating equipment repair, are complementary to OTP’s existing service shops and further enhances our overall service offering to the entire OTP customer base,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “They also share our commitment to be the best service provider we can be to our customers.”

“Laron has built an amazing reputation of being the company that can tackle and solve the toughest challenges of industry,” said Thoroughman. “Combining that capability with OTP’s territory and with their very diverse product lines, we see amazing new opportunities for our Laron associates and a significant improvement in our ability to add value to the service that we and OTP can provide to our customers.”

While Laron associates and customers benefit from the acquisition, the acquisition opens up new industries to OTP Industrial Solutions, Thoroughman said.

“Laron provides OTP with a foothold and visibility into a whole new dimension of industrial service and instant recognition as a “Class A” service provider for a whole range of new customers and industries,” Thoroughman said. “Laron’s Full Spectrum Industrial Field Service has the potential to be a game-changer for many of OTP’s affiliates and customers.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 50 locations throughout the Southwest, South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 25 service shops. The addition of Laron associates expands OTC’s existing workforce to more than 1,200 employees.

About Laron Incorporated

Laron Inc., founded in June 1975, is a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair, fabrication, engineering, field service, installation, machining and predictive maintenance. The company’s headquarters in Kingman, Arizona, houses large-scale machining, fabrication and repair capabilities. The company has repair facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and it maintains a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona. Since its founding, the company has grown to be a leading service provider, supporting the mining, manufacturing, power generation, gas transmission and construction industries. For more information, visit: https://www.laron.com/.

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Keller Electrical

Acquisition of provider of industrial electrical services and equipment expands OTC’s footprint into the Southwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dec. 16, 2019 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Keller Electrical, a dominant provider of industrial electrical services, equipment, components and supplies serving the southwestern United States.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Keller Electrical maintains a sales and field service office in Tucson, Arizona, and has field service capabilities spanning the Southwest and Mexico.

“Keller Electrical was founded in 1982 and has grown to become a leading service provider in the southwestern United States,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This further expands our regional footprint into the southwestern United States and adds almost 120 new associates to our OTC family. We are humbled to have the opportunity to provide a great new home for them.”

Keller Electrical was founded in June 1982 with 11 employees and has grown over the years to become a service provider for electric motor repair, custom electrical controls, fabrication, engineering and equipment field service, installation and maintenance. Its customers represent a wide range of industries, including water and wastewater, mining, aggregate and cement, power generation, agriculture and manufacturing industries.

“We are pleased to welcome Keller Electrical to the OTC Family,” said Matt Piatt, Chief Operating Officer of Ohio Transmission Corporation.  “Keller’s capabilities and geographic location are perfect complements to our Crimson Electric motor repair facility in South Carolina and provide a more complete service offering for all of our customers.”

Keller Electrical will continue to operate  under its name and with current local management, including Cody Eslick, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Everson, senior vice president and CFO, both of whom will continue to lead the team.

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Keller Electrical will have access to OTC’s vast product and service offerings and resources.

“This acquisition is an important part of our rapidly expanding repair and engineering services capabilities,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “They also share our commitment to be the best service provider we can be and to provide our customers with a one-stop solution and high-quality products and services.”

The Keller Electrical acquisition is beneficial both for associates and customers of Keller Electrical as well as for OTC, according to Everson.

“For Keller Electrical’s team members and customers, OTC will bring additional resources that will allow Keller to continue its growth strategies in key markets throughout the western United States, and it will increase opportunities for our team members to broaden their skills and to continue bringing top-notch solutions to our customers,” Everson said.  “Keller Electrical aligns well with OTC’s existing family of companies and OTC’s growth strategy by providing its current and future customers in the western United States with a familiar and trusted name to bring solutions to customers in the industry.”

“Keller Electrical’s philosophy to be the absolute best industrial service provider combined with OTC’s commitment to dominate the markets they serve will give our customers unparalleled service and commitment,” said Eslick. “All of our team members are excited about the opportunities for growth in our region and the expanding capabilities that we have with OTC.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 46 locations throughout the Southwest, South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 22 service shops. The addition of Keller Electrical associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 1,200 employees.

To learn more about Keller Electrical visit the company website http://www.kellerelectrical.com/.

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Pumps, Parts and Service Inc.

Acquisition of North Carolina company enhances industrial pump and repair business in southeastern United States

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sept. 11, 2019 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Pumps, Parts and Service Inc., an industrial pump and repair company with service locations in the Southeast.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Pumps, Parts and Service (PP&S) has 47 associates in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

“PP&S was founded in 1980, and we’ve known of them for more than 30 years as a fellow Flowserve distributor,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “PP&S has always been well-respected in its markets and the company has continued to improve its market position by providing exceptional service to customers over the years. The addition of the PP&S team to the OTC family will provide even better service and greater capabilities to all of our customers and will provide new opportunities for our associates.”

Ray Miller established PP&S in 1980 as a two-person sales office representing just one pump manufacturer. Since then, the company has grown to become a regional distributor of rotating and process equipment serving industrial, municipal and energy markets throughout the Southeast. The company supports a multitude of fluid and air handling processing functions, including air compressors, blowers, mixers, vacuums and wearing parts as well as customer packaged systems for specialized applications.

“We are pleased to welcome PP&S to the OTC Family,” said Matt Piatt, Chief Operating Officer and CFO of Ohio Transmission Corporation.  “The addition of PP&S and their dedicated associates further expands our reach and commitment to OTC’s customers in the southeastern markets.  We look forward to achieving great things together.”

The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application and power transmission systems and products. PP&S will continue to operate under its current name and with the current local management, including Miller, President and CEO, who will remain and continue to lead the team through an orderly transition, as will Miller’s business partner, Mike Dysart, General Manager of the environmental division.

“The PP&S team will obviously become an integral part of our industrial pump and repair service offerings in the southeastern United States,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “The two companies have a shared commitment to providing customers with exceptional service and innovative products, and there is a great alignment in culture.”

The acquisition of PP&S is beneficial both for associates and customers of PP&S as well as for OTP, according to Miller.

“The amount of resources that OTP offers will accelerate the growth of both the business and the people, resulting in greater success,” Miller said. “In return, PP&S offers OTP a powerful brand — including people, customers and vendors — built over the last 39-plus years in the Southeast region, one of the fastest growing industrial areas in the country.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 44 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 21 service shops. The addition of PP&S associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 1,100 employees.

To learn more about PP&S, visit the company website https://www.pp-s.com/.

About Pumps, Parts and Service Inc.

Pumps, Parts & Service Inc. (PP&S) was established in 1980 as a two-person sales office representing just one pump manufacturer. The company, now headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has grown to become a regional distributor of rotating and process equipment serving industrial, municipal and energy markets throughout the southeastern United States. In addition to an expansive portfolio of OEM equipment and parts, PP&S offers a comprehensive suite of services that support systems design, performance optimization, equipment longevity and inventory management. The company’s product base supports a variety of fluid and air handling functions, including air compressors, blowers, mixers, vacuums and wearing parts. PP&S’s multi-state, multi-brand distributorship includes regional sales and service centers that cover Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. For more information, visit https://www.pp-s.com/.

 

Ohio Transmission Corp. acquires Wisconsin, Minnesota companies

Acquisition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering enhances pump, filtration, service and fabrication business

COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 18, 2019 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Furey Filter & Pump and its subsidiary, PSI Engineering, two companies that together have 65 employees in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Founded in 1956, Furey Filter & Pump, based in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb of Germantown, has established itself as a premier resource for pumps, filtration, service and full-system engineering and fabrication, including certified welding capabilities. PSI Engineering, which was founded as Pumps & Supplies Inc., in 1974, was renamed after Furey Filter & Pump acquired the company in 2004. PSI, headquartered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area, is an industrial equipment distributor for pumps, filters, mechanical seals and valves, and the company offers a full range of services to meet any repair of fluid-handling equipment.

“I am pleased to announce that OTC has acquired Furey Filter & Pump and their PSI Engineering division,” said Philip Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp. “We are humbled to provide a great new home for the Furey and PSI associates.”

“Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering have been well-respected solutions providers in their markets for several decades,” said Matt Piatt, COO and CFO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “They have carved an excellent market position for themselves by providing exceptional customer service and superior engineering support to their customers over the years, and they have some unique capabilities to design and manufacture complete fluid-handling systems. The addition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering to the OTC family will provide even better service and greater capabilities to all of our customers.”

The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application and power transmission systems and products. Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering will continue to operate under their current names and with current management, including George Furey, president, and Jack Furey, vice president, who will both remain with the organization.

“Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering will become an important part of our pump, filtration, service and fabrication business,” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “I know that our shared commitment to providing customers with exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, products and service will make for a successful partnership.”

Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions will offer growth opportunities for Furey and PSI employees, customers and suppliers, according to George Furey.

“We strive to safely deliver quality products, engineering expertise and technical support as well as repair and field services to the market,” Furey said. “OTC provides resources that will enhance our ability to deliver those objectives. Our employees will also benefit from training and growth opportunities as well as the availability of marketing and sales tools for customer and project recognition. Ultimately, our customers will benefit from OTC’s commitment to providing the products and services that the customers need when they need them.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 37 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 18 service shops. The addition of Furey Filter & Pump and PSI Engineering associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to nearly 1,000 employees.

To learn more about Furey Filter & Pump, visit the company website: https://fureyfp.com/. For more information about PSI Engineering, go to: https://www.psiengineering.net/.

Ohio Transmission Corporation announces passing of company founder, David Derrow

David Darrow

Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announced, with deepest regrets, the passing of company founder, David Derrow.

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“Although David has not been active in Ohio Transmission Corporation for many years, the values that he instilled remain the foundation of how we work for our customers, suppliers and other associates,” said Matt Piatt, COO/CFO of Ohio Transmission Corp. “The impact that he made to those both within OTC and the broader distribution world will not soon be forgotten.”

In a 1999 interview with the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, Derrow said that after World War II, he went to work for his father-in-law, who was a partner in Bernstein Brothers Inc., a distributor of mechanical and electrical power transmission equipment, pumps and air compressors in Paterson, N.J. He eventually became vice president and general manager. In 1963, he moved his young family to Columbus, Ohio, where he built a thriving company now known as Ohio Transmission Corporation.

In the 1960s, the company had six employees. Ohio Transmission Corporation today has 37 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 16 service shops and has a workforce of more than 900 employees. His son, Philip Derrow, is President/CEO of Ohio Transmission Corp.

david darrow and family

David Derrow was active in serving the community, serving as president of the Columbus Jewish Community Center and president of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society. An online guestbook is available at www.epsteinmemorial.com.

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires Grand Rapids company

Acquisition of Filter and Coating Technology, Inc., enhances industrial finishing and sealant/adhesive capabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Feb. 11, 2019 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of Filter and Coating Technology, Inc., an industrial distributor of finishing, dispense solutions, and filtration products with 21 associates in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Founded in 1984, Filter and Coating Technology, Inc. (FACT) represents a complete range of manufacturers in finishing, dispense and filtration. The company specializes in supplying a wide array of innovative solutions in paint, finishing, adhesives and coating operations, and serves customers primarily in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

“FACT has been a well-respected competitor in our markets for more than 30 years,” said Matt Piatt, COO and CFO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “They have only continued to improve their market position by providing exceptional service to customers over the years. The addition of FACT to the OTC family will provide even better service and greater capabilities to all of our customers.”

The company will become a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides technical sales and service for industrial automation, motion control, fluid power, pumps, spray finishing, sealant and adhesive application and power transmission systems and products. FACT will continue to operate under its name and with current local management, including Steve Workman, President, who will remain with and continue to lead the team.

“FACT will become an important part of our rapidly growing finishing, dispense and filtration business” said Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions. “I know that our shared commitment to providing our customers with exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, products and service will make for a successful partnership.”

Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions will offer growth opportunities for FACT employees, customers and suppliers, according to Workman.

“Becoming part of OTP Industrial Solutions provides additional engineering, installation capabilities and additional products that will enable us to further our customers’ success,” Workman said. “At FACT, we are committed to our customers and suppliers, and we share in OTP’s core values of integrity, achievement, investment, and balance. Those shared values and the innovative solutions and products we can bring to the marketplace will make FACT a better company.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 37 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 16 service shops. The addition of FACT’s associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce of more than 900 employees.

To learn more about FACT, visit the company website: http://www.factinc.com.