Parker Hannifin's Interactive O-Ring eHandbook

Parker Hannifin's interactive digital reference guide broadens the customer reach of the existing Parker O-Ring Handbook and provides an O-Ring Calculator to help in design and material selection.…

Honor a Veteran by Hiring One

Every year, more than 200,000 U.S. service members return to civilian life.  Heroes MAKE America, The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a pipeline between the military and manufacturing, is supported by associations like NFPA to help fill positions in the fluid power industry.…

How Industrial Distributors Can Increase Profitability of their Value-Add Services

Today's fluid power, motion control, and automation distributors provide value add services to differentiate themselves and compete against their big box rivals. These knowledge-based services are the backbone of their business and it's important to accurately manage and advertise these services to increase profitability.…

TrulinX ERP Software Success Story: River Bend Hose Specialty

When hired to be the operations manager of River Bend Hose Specialty based in South Bend, Indiana, Jay Adams knew that the right ERP system was needed to take their business to the next level. TrulinX ERP software for industrial distributors that provide value-added services was their choice.…

Tribute Customer Spotlight: Mid-State Aerospace, Inc.

In the world of industrial distribution, it isn’t common to see a company owned, much less founded, by a woman. Since its founding in 1983, Mid-State Aerospace has become one of only a handful of Parker distributors with a certified on-site hose shop that fabricates hose assemblies to fit the exact specifications required by the aerospace industry.…