HOUSTON — Don Poarch and Joe Swinbank, co-founders of the Sprint Companies, on Tuesday announced their acquisition of A&B Valve and Piping Systems. Under the leadership of Poarch and Swinbank, A&B Valve and Piping Systems will build on its current offerings to further serve the needs of the energy industry.
Since 1972, A&B Valve and Piping Systems has supplied pipe, valve, fittings (PVF) and more to the oil and gas, petrochemical, power and other industrial industries. Poarch and Swinbank’s long-standing experience in the market – growing and operating over 30 service-oriented businesses in their 39 years as partners – will guide A&B Valve and Piping Systems to continue to meet and exceed customer expectations.
“A&B Valve and Piping Systems is the best distributor in the business, and we’re excited for the opportunity to lead this exceptional company, and continue to provide the highest quality of service and products to the industry,” said Joe Swinbank, co-founder of the Sprint Companies.
A&B Valve and Piping Systems will continue to operate under the same name moving forward, with daily operations directed by Bruce Bilger, Gideon Hixon and James Spearman.
“Offering the highest level of service to A&B customers is our top priority, and we look forward to growing our relationships and providing the best PVF materials available on the market,” said James Spearman, executive vice president of sales.