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.

david darrow on cover ot pt distributor 1988

“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.

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires Louisville, Ky., company

Acquisition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.,
enhances industrial finishing and sealant/adhesive capabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Oct. 2, 2018 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc. The Louisville, Ky.- based company specializes in industrial finishing and sealant/adhesive applications.

Founded in 1975, Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., represents leading product lines in the fluid management industry. One of only three Graco-certified sealant and adhesive division technology centers, the company specializes in supplying the industry with paint, powder and sealant and adhesive application; and fluid management equipment, including fluid pumping, transferring, dispensing, metering and spraying equipment for paints, resins, adhesives, sealants, solvents, lubricants, inks, chemicals, foods and sanitary products. Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.’s corporate offices include a sealant/adhesive demonstration lab, warehouse parts department and complete repair service facility. The company serves customers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“I’ve known of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., for more than 30 years,” said Philip Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Tape has continued to be a strong competitor through the years with their exceptional service to customers. The addition of this strong team to the OTC family will provide even greater capabilities for 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. Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., will continue to operate under the same name and with current local management, including Ryan Tape, CEO, who will remain in a consulting role, and Ralph Ciolek, president, who will lead the team.

“Tape will become an important part of our rapidly growing finishing and dispense 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 provide continued stability for Tape Industrial Sales employees, customers and suppliers, according to Ciolek.

“Tape has always been a value-added distributor, and we pride ourselves on service, support and training,” Ciolek said. “We also know these are similar core values to OTP, which made this a good match. Being part of OTP will also provide Tape with additional resources that will allow our sales force to offer a complete package to our customers.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 34 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 16 service shops. The addition of Tape Industrial Sales, Inc.’s associates, including a team of sales engineers, expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce of more than 900 employees.

“With this acquisition, Tape Industrial Sales, Inc., gains the strength of an industry leader like OTP, and our leadership team and employees will remain and keep their responsibilities,” said Ryan Tape. “The fit between OTP and TIS could not have been a better one, and I am excited and look forward to watching TIS continue to grow and succeed with the new opportunities this relationship will bring.”

To learn more about Tape Industrial Solutions, visit the company website: http://tapeindustrial.com.

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires South Carolina company

Crimson Electric, electrical apparatus services and sales company, enhances electric motor repair product portfolio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — June 6, 2018 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Crimson Electric, Inc., a company located in South Carolina.

Founded in 1954, Crimson Electric is one of the leading electrical apparatus service centers in the Carolinas. The company specializes in the repair and testing of AC/DC motors, servo motors, pumps and gear reducers. Headquartered in Duncan, S.C., between Greenville and Spartanburg, the company’s facility includes state-of-the-art equipment for the comprehensive repair, engineering and testing of equipment.

“The southeastern United States is a rapidly growing industrial market, and Crimson Electric’s service focus provides a great opportunity to expand OTC’s geographic and product areas to better serve all of our customers,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “We have wanted to include electric motor repair in our product portfolio for many years and are excited to be able to do so with such a great company that has a long history of providing top-notch service to help their customers achieve success.”

Crimson Electric will continue to operate under the same name and with current local management. 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. Crimson Electric owner, Charles Wilson, and his wife, Debbie, will continue to stay with the company through the transition of ownership.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 33 locations throughout the South, Southeast, Midwest and  Northeast regions, along with 14 service shops. The addition of Crimson Electric’s associates will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce of more than 900 employees.

“The addition of Crimson Electric provides a great advantage to the OTP family as we expand our capabilities in electro-mechanical apparatus repair and service,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Products. “Crimson Electric’s associates are highly trained and accustomed to working in a focused, customer-driven climate. Our customers continue to look to us for full-service solutions,  and Crimson Electric can take care of everything from electrical apparatus repair to machine work, and they have an extensive product inventory of motors, parts, gear reducers and controls.”

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Crimson Electric 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.

“As part of the OTP family, Crimson Electric will offer more resources, products and services to our customers,” said Charles Wilson. “Our team, which is staying on, brings a wealth of knowledge to the motor repair industry by reducing interruption of operations for our customers, reducing downtime and providing value-added services and products.”

About Crimson Electric

Crimson Electric, founded in 1954 in Duncan, S.C., and grew to become one of the leading electrical apparatus service centers in the Carolinas. Charles and Debbie Wilson purchased the company in 1994 and continued to lead the company in growth and development of highly trained associates. From its beginning, Crimson Electric has focused on the repair and service of electric motors. The company has a complete in-house machine shop with trained technicians who can perform precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis and factory authorized modifications. The company’s facility also houses an extensive product inventory of motors, parts, gear reducers and controls. For more information, visit www.crimsonelec.com.

Ohio Transmission Corporation acquires PK Controls, Inc.

Recent acquisition enhances OTC’s capabilities in complex automation solutions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of PK Controls, Inc.

PK Controls, Inc., located in Plain City, Ohio, is a leading engineering and services company that specializes in factory automation and controls. PK Controls’ extensive full-service, technical experience in customizing automation solutions for customers from start to finish made the company a good match for Ohio Transmission Corporation.

“PK Controls’ team of 74 associates — including 10 engineers, 47 field technicians, as well as shop and installation technicians — significantly enhances Ohio Transmission Corporation’s capabilities across our entire product portfolio,” said Phil Derrow, president and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Our customers continue to favor supplier-partners with the resources to help them improve their processes and solve problems rather than merely supplying parts, and PK Controls can handle everything from simple control panel design-build to complex automation and field service solutions.”

Matt Patel, the owner of PK Controls, will continue to stay with the company and lead the team. PK Controls will continue to operate under the same name but as 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.

PK Controls provides all elements of the automation industry with a large array of highly-skilled, technical services to a wide variety of industrial clients. Some of these services include the engineering, design and installation of process systems; control panel fabrication; plant equipment; and systems installation and industrial maintenance.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 30 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 14 service shops. The addition of PK Controls’ 74 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to almost 900 employees.

“The addition of PK Controls to the OTP family is a great fit, as we continue to expand our electrical and automation capabilities,” said Rob Webb, president of OTP Industrial Products. “PK engineers, installation and service technicians and all of their leadership and support associates are highly trained and experienced with a history and continuing commitment to delivering expert solutions to customers on time and on budget. Their emphasis on customer service and high quality are a perfect fit to help OTP deliver what matters most to our customers.”

As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, PK Controls 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.

“This acquisition allows PK Controls and its employees to continue to be part of a family-oriented company while also providing expanded opportunities for additional training and development for our employees and growth for PK Controls outside of our present geographical location,” said Patel, owner and co-founder of PK Controls. “Because our entire team is staying on, our customers will continue to see the same management and same quality they have come to expect from PK Controls.”

OTP feature vendor saves time and money with VLT drive

Danfoss Drive and Industrial Control

Since 1968, Danfoss — a featured vendor of OTP Industrial Solutions — has been dedicated to developing VLT® variable frequency drives to control speed, torque, acceleration, synchronization, positioning and overall performance of AC motors. The reliable and innovative VLT drive is designed to support any automation application and provide energy savings.

From pressure transmitter and temperature switch to solenoid valve and motor control gear, Danfoss offers a complete line of industrial control solutions to improve productivity and lower costs.

A Danfoss VLT drive success

The Danfoss North America (NAM) sales team has delivered the first VLT® FlexConcept® solution for a leading North American beverage company. The company has begun producing a new milk protein drink in a dairy production facility owned and operated in Michigan.

Danfoss NAM has supplied a VLT® FlexConcept® solution for three packaging lines at the facility. Each line uses about 60 pieces of the VLT® OneGearDrive® and the VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302 respectively.

The project is the first VLT® OneGearDrive® installation within the beverage company’s bottling. The company is so impressed with the Danfoss VLT® FlexConcept® solution, that Danfoss NAM has also been awarded a new can line for the beverage company’s plant in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Savings in installation process

To secure these packaging lines, Danfoss NAM utilized a Danfoss Food & Beverage PUSH/PULL strategy, providing savings to both the equipment builder Descon Integrated Conveying Solutions, and the end user, the owners and operators of the dairy production facility.

Said Jeff Philpott of Descon, “The VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302 has saved Descon time and money, for we can utilize the I/O connection of the FCD 302 and reduce analogue I/O block,” said Jeff. “Node connectivity is very expensive. Any additional Ethernet switches and I/O blocks add so much more cost, more wiring and more time to install.”

Streamlined hygienic design

The dairy production facility’s maintenance manager was highly impressed with the clean, hygienic design of the VLT® FlexConcept® solution: “The VLT® OneGearDrive® has no fan or bleeder valve, which is ideal for our dairy plant.”

OTP represents a team of product experts and engineers who bring innovative solutions to our customers. By offering one of the broadest ranges of quality equipment and systems from the industry’s most respected manufacturers, OTP is your one industrial solutions supplier for the products and services you need and the value you demand.

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