Dixon Valve Opens New Manufacturing & Warehouse Facility in Houston

Dixon Valve announces the opening on January 28, 2008 of a new manufacturing and warehouse facility in Houston, Texas

Chestertown, MD (Vocus) February 20, 2008 -- Dixon Valve announces the opening on January 28, 2008 of a new manufacturing and warehouse facility in Houston, Texas. The new 70,000 sq. ft. facility distributes Dixon products to customers throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast/Southwest region, as well as becoming the new manufacturing location for the company's Holedall fittings and related products.

The new facility, located at 6526 Homestead Road in Houston, replaces another Dixon facility nearby. According to Bob Grace, vice president of distribution, the new complex provides a state-of-the-art facility for both manufacturing and warehousing. The building features 30-ft. ceilings and high-racking storage, along with significantly more total warehouse space, enabling Dixon to stock a larger volume and variety of products for ready delivery to customers.

"We are able to increase the number of orders shipped same-day," Grace reported. "Also, our new location is more convenient to major Interstate highway arteries, making it easier for customers who want to pick their orders up," he said.

Furthermore, the new Houston facility has an upgraded product training center. Dixon offers numerous technical and sales training courses for distributors and customers that pertain to its wide-ranging hose assembly, couplings and fittings product lines.

In addition to warehouse operations and the training center, the Houston facility is the new home of the company's Holedall fittings manufacturing operations. Up to now, those operations have been located in Houma, La. Holedall products, which are sold primarily into the oil & gas drilling industry, have their largest market in the Gulf Coast region. The new Houston location makes it easier and faster for Dixon to manufacture and supply Holedall couplings, ferrules and swage stems to customers.

"Having the manufacturing facility located in the same general area as the plating and heat-treating operations is more operationally efficient," noted Wayne Spurrier, vice president, and general manager of Dixon Boss. Dixon plans to utilize its improved facility to expand its manufacturing operations during the coming year to include the production of larger fittings.

Dixon's new Houston facility is one of 12 company-owned branch/warehouse facilities in the company's network, with locations stretching from New York to California. The new facility underscores the company's commitment to improving product availability, delivery and reliability - with same-day shipment and delivery capabilities available to as many customers as possible.

For more information on the new Houston manufacturing and warehousing facilities, as well as on the complete line of products offered by Dixon, call (410) 778-2000 or visit www.dixonvalve.com.

Established in 1915, Dixon Valve is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories. The company serves a wide variety of markets - from petroleum and mining to construction and processing. It offers the industry's most comprehensive product line available from a single source.

Press Contact: Bob Grace
Company Name: Dixon Valve
Phone: 410-778-2000

Website: www.dixonvalve.com

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