Tencarva Machinery Company LLC Acquires Assets of Saladin Pump & Equipment Co. Inc.

GREENSBORO, N.C., February 15, 2018 - Tencarva Machinery Company LLC announces the addition of Saladin Pump & Equipment Co. Inc., in Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, to its operations on February 5, 2018, according to Edwin W. Pearce III, Tencarva president.

Pearce explains, "Tencarva Machinery Company has purchased the assets of Saladin Pump & Equipment Co., located in Beaumont, Texas, and also the office in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Saladin Pump is a long-time Goulds distributor and, in addition to the ITT companies, Saladin represents Xylem, John Crane, Warren-Rupp, Roper, Liquiflo and Prominent, as well as many other manufacturers."

John Saladin Jr., formerly Saladin Pump & Equipment Co. Inc. president, and son of founder John Saladin, will remain with the company for a transition period. All 16 full-time employees have become a part of the Tencarva team. Henry Ritchie, Tencarva vice president, is overseeing both the operations and sales activities for Saladin Pump & Equipment.

Saladin Pump & Equipment Co. Inc. was founded in December 1985 by John Saladin Sr. The core territory for Saladin Pump & Equipment includes these five counties in Texas: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton and Orange; and these five parishes in Louisiana: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis. The Saladin Pump & Equipment facility includes a shop for repair of pumps and other rotating equipment.

Saladin emphasizes, "When I made the decision to sell Saladin Pump & Equipment, I wanted to deal with a company that would treat our people right and would carry on our company's legacy in a positive way. With 16 employees, we are like a family, and it was very important to me that our people would continue to be part of a good, well-run organization. Though Tencarva is much larger, our company cultures are a good fit with each other. I really believe that this will end up being positive for our customers, our vendors, our employees and Tencarva."

Pearce points out, "Saladin Pump is well respected within our industry and has received numerous awards from Goulds. John Saladin Jr, and his father, both received the Golden Eagle award from Goulds Pumps, the highest award offered by Goulds to those individuals that promote Goulds products with ferocity and integrity. Tencarva has known the Saladin family for years, and the way they conduct business aligns very well with our business practices."

Ed emphasizes, "This is an exciting time for Tencarva as it allows us to enter new markets with a proven market leader."

After the acquisition, Tim Weber is continuing as sales manager, and Paul Gustafson is operations manager of Saladin Pump & Equipment.

Saladin Pump & Equipment is located at 4510 W. Cardinal Dr., Beaumont, TX 77705, (409) 860-3442, and 3519 Patrick St., Suite 201, Lake Charles, LA 70605, (337) 478-4622.

Tencarva Machinery Company was ranked 44th in the 2017 “Big 50” list of largest industrial distributors in the United States, based on annual revenue in 2016, by Industrial Distribution magazine. Tencarva was listed as 42nd in the 2017 “Fast 50” companies selected by The Business Journal Serving the Greater Triad Area.

Tencarva Machinery Company LLC, headquartered in Greensboro, N. C., is a distributor specializing in pumps, liquid process, and custom-designed systems for the industrial and municipal marketplace. Tencarva is dedicated to providing the highest quality process machinery, coupled with superior customer service and integrity. Founded in 1978, Tencarva Machinery Company supplies innovative engineering assistance, professional equipment selection with extensive product and parts inventory, as well as preventive maintenance and repair services to all its customers.

Tencarva now has 375 employees at 29 branches in 10 states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

To reach Tencarva, please contact Walter Hieber, director of marketing, at Tencarva Machinery Company LLC, 1115 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC 27409-9753, (336) 665-0250. For further information on Tencarva and its services, please visit the website at http://www.tencarva.com.


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