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GHX subsidiary acquires California firm Alternative Hose

Abilene, Texas-based McCarty Equipment Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based GHX Industrial and The United Distribution Group, has acquired the assets and operations of the Bakersfield, California location of Alternative Hose.

The location has been operating for 7 years, focusing primarily on the upstream business.

Alternative carries a number of world-class brands including Gates, Kuriyama, NRP Jones and Dixon Valve. Oilfield service companies, the agriculture industry and power generation companies have traditionally made up the firm’s core customer base.

The branch management, sales and production staff of Alternative will remain with the company after the acquisition.

Founded in 1976, McCarty Equipment operates 24 locations throughout the US and Canada and provides fluid sealing (gaskets), fluid transfer (hoses), valves and other products to the upstream oil and gas industry.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GHX Industrial provides fluid sealing (gaskets), fluid transfer (hoses) and other products to a variety of industries, particularly the refining and petrochemical, upstream oil and gas, OEM, power generation, marine, and mining and agriculture segments.