BRISTOL, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2012)—United Central Industry Supply has merged with GHX Industrial L.L.C., creating an energy-focused industrial distribution center in North America.
The companies said they will operate independently and service their respective customers.
United Central, which distributes mining supplies, has 26 locations in the U.S. and Canada. GHX provides fluid transfer hoses, fluid sealing gaskets, and other products serving oil and gas upstream companies, refineries and several other markets, and has 39 locations in those nations.
GHX will be managed by United Distribution Group Inc., created to manage United Central subsidiaries including Gooding Rubber Co., National Mine Service, McCarty Equipment Co. and McCarty Equipment of Canada
Henry E. Looney, senior vice president of sales an marketing, was promoted to president of United Central, effective when the merger is complete, according to the company. Richard Harrison will continue as president of GHX.