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LE Series Electric Actuators with Absolute Encoder

LE Series Electric Actuators
SMC has introduced a line of actuators driven by 24VDC step motors fitted with battery-less absolute encoders. An absolute encoder offers position data upon power-on, avoiding the homing routine an incremental encoder requires.
LEFS Slider Type, Ball Screw Drive, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEFS Slider Type, Ball Screw Drive, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The rodless LEFS slider is an electric actuator with a load mounting platform situated above a ball screw drive. A flexible seal band permits platform travel while preventing foreign matter from entering the drive. Slider advantages include a low profile height, shorter length than a rod with equivalent stroke, and better positioning repeatability than a belt driven slider. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 25, 32, 40
  • Maximum work load: 65 kg
  • Maximum speed: 1200 mm/s
  • Stroke range: 50 to 1200mm in 50mm increments
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02mm, or ±0.015mm (high precision)

LEFB Belt Drive Slider, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEFB Belt Drive Slider, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The rodless LEFB slider is an electric actuator with a load mounting platform situated above a belt drive. A flexible seal band permits platform travel while preventing foreign matter from entering the drive. Slider advantages include a low profile height, shorter length than a rod with equivalent stroke, plus longer strokes and higher speeds than a ball screw driven slider. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 16, 25, 32
  • Maximum work load (horizontal only): 19 kg
  • Maximum speed: 1500 mm/s
  • Stroke range: 300 to 2000mm in 100mm increments
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.08mm

LEY Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEY Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The LEY rod electric actuator is suitable for push, pull, lift and press applications. The motor orientation can be reverse mounted on top for compact length, or inline for compact height. Several mounting options are available to accommodate a range of machine requirements. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 16, 25, 32, 40
  • Maximum work load: 90 kg (horizontal); 53 kg (vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 1058 N
  • Maximum speed 500 mm/s
  • Maximum stroke: 500mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02mm

LEYG Guided Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

LEYG Guided Rod, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The LEYG guided rod electric actuator pairs a LEY actuator with a bolt-on bearing block with double guide rods. The guide rods counter rotational forces instead of the drive and motor, and also resist shock and sustained lateral loads. Guide selection offers either slide or ball bushing bearings. The motor orientation can be reverse mounted on top for compact length, or inline for compact height. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body sizes: 16, 25, 32, 40
  • Maximum work load: 90 kg (horizontal; 51 kg (vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 1058 N
  • Maximum speed: 500 mm/s
  • Maximum stroke: 300mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.02mm

LES Slide Table, Compact, Battery-less Absolute Encoder

The LES electric actuator combines a motor and ball screw drive, worktable, and linear guide in compact body. The formed sheet metal table allows a lower mounting surface height, lighter weight, and greater vertical work load than the LESH slide table. Body orientations include basic, symmetrical, and inline mounted motor. This version includes a 24VDC motor with a battery-less absolute encoder. This encoder allows the actuator to be powered down without losing its positional awareness. The machine’s PLC can access the controller’s operational and positional step data through several fieldbus protocols, IO-Link, or parallel I/O.

  • Body size: 25
  • Maximum work load: 5 kg (horizontal or vertical)
  • Maximum pushing force: 180 N
  • Maximum speed: 400 mm/s
  • Strokes: 30, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150mm
  • Positioning repeatability: ±0.05mm

Tolomatic B3S Ball Screw Linear Actuators

Tolomatic B3S actuators

B3S ball screw linear actuators have an enclosed ball bearing design that accommodates heavy loads, high bending moments and delivers long service life.

The B3S ball screw linear actuator is capable of accommodating heavy loads and handling high bending moments with consistent, smooth operation. B3S ball screw actuators incorporate an enclosed recirculating ball bearing system that eliminates the need for external load guidance. The B3S ball screw linear actuator delivers repeatability and 100% duty cycle with long service life.

Tolomatic B3S Chart

  • 3 body sizes
  • Ball or acme screw choices
  • Load carrying capacities up to 8032 lbf (35.7 kN)
  • Strokes up to 179 inches (4,547mm) depending on screw selections
  • US customary (standard) and metric (optional) construction
  • Mount your motor of choice with Tolomatic’s Your Motor Here® program

PULS FIEPoS Field Power Supplies

PULS Power Supplies
The need for flexible, modular systems is shaping machine and system engineering. Decentralization of the system components has proven to be an important factor for success. It speeds up system planning, simplifies maintenance and enables an easy expansion of the system. In addition, control cabinets can be replaced by smaller versions or even completely dismantled.

With FIEPOS, short for FIEld POwer Supply, PULS presents a new type of power supply that was developed precisely for this environment: A decentralized field power supply with protection class IP54, IP65 or IP67 that is readily available, easy to install and flexible enough to meet the diverse requirements of modular factory automation.

In short, PULS’ field power supplies are the alternative to a power supply in the centralized control cabinet, decentralized on-site control box or a customer-specific solution.

Modular system design with IP54, IP65 or IP67 power suppliesFIEPOS field power supplies are perfect for supplying spacious applications with energy in a decentralized, efficient and flexible way. This enables a modular system structure as well as an effective expansion, maintenance and retrofitting of individual components of the system.

Learn more about FIEPos Filed Power Supplies

Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires JCI Industries

Acquisition of leading provider of commercial and industrial pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing furthers OTC’s expansion into Midwest.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — December 22, 2020 — Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC), an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of JCI Industries, a leading provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest.

Headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Mo. (just outside Kansas City, Mo.), JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas and has approximately 150 employees.

“JCI Industries has grown to become the leading provider of rotating equipment and process solutions for the industrial and municipal markets in the midwestern United States,” said David Scheer, CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This acquisition of JCI further expands our regional footprint into the Midwest and aligns with OTC’s growth strategy of providing current and future customers in the Midwest with a familiar and trusted solutions provider. Chip Toth will continue to lead JCI moving forward, and we are thrilled to have Chip and his talented management team join the OTC family.”

JCI Industries was founded in 1975 and has grown over the years to become an industry-leading engineered solutions provider for a wide range of industries, including water and wastewater, power, oil and gas, pipeline, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, chemical, food processing and other manufacturing industries.

“For all of JCI Industries’ team members and customers, OTC will bring additional resources that will allow us to continue our growth and increase opportunities for our team members to widen their skills and continue to offer outstanding solutions to our customers,” said Robert “Chip” Toth, President of JCI Industries. “Our sales and engineering teams are already leaders in our industry, and we look forward to even more growth now that we are part of the OTC family of companies.”

“This acquisition is an important part of expanding our geographical footprint, equipment and service capabilities,” said Rob Webb, Executive Vice President of Business Development for OTC. “JCI Industries shares our commitment to be the best service provider we can be and to provide our customers with a one-stop solution with high-quality products and services. We are excited to have Chip and the JCI team as part of our family of companies.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 53 locations throughout the United States, along with 35 service shops. The addition of JCI Industries associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s workforce to about 1,400 employees.

To learn more about JCI Industries visit the company website https://jciind.com/.

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.

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 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.