GHX Industrial Acquires Fugitt Rubber And Supply

GHX gains Fugitt’s in-house hose assembly and gasket fabrication capabilities, broadening the company's core product and service offerings.

Houston, TX-based GXH Industrial, a United Distribution Company, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Tennessee-based Fugitt Rubber and Supply Co.

Fugitt is a value-added distributor of fluid sealing and fluid transfer products including custom fabricated industrial, hydraulic and metal hose, gaskets and other industrial products. Fugitt’s core customer base has historically consisted of steel mills, food & beverage processing plants, petrochemical plants and OEMs.

FR&S operates two branches – a 25,000 square foot facility in Memphis, Tennessee and an 18,000 square foot facility in Jackson, Tenn. It has a combined staff of approximately 40 comployees.

“Expanding our North American operation is an ongoing strategic focus for the United Distribution Group and the acquisition of the Fugitt locations compliments our already strong North American presence” said Darrell Cole, President & CEO of The United Distribution Group.

Richard Harrison, President of GHX Industrial stated “GHX welcomes the Fugitt team to our organization. Their relationships and service record in the industries served were a key reason we wanted Fugitt as a part of the GHX portfolio. In addition, Fugitt’s in-house hose assembly and gasket fabrication capabilities allows GHX to continue to strategically broaden our core product and service offerings.”

United Distribution Group is No. 24 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List.