Third PIRTEK Franchise Opens in Chicago Bringing Mobile-Based Hydraulic Hose and Fitting Replacement Service to Heart of City

CHICAGO, Illinois – Businesses in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, needing hydraulic hose replacements in a hurry will benefit from PIRTEK USA's newest PIRTEK Hose Service & Supply Center that will open June 3, 2013, in the McKinley Park community. The mobile-based hydraulic hose and fitting franchise at 3440 South Ashland Avenue will reduce equipment downtime and increase productivity by bringing hose and fitting replacement services directly to customer jobsites. 

Ken Adair is the owner of PIRTEK McKinley Park, as well as a location near O'Hare International Airport, which opened in 1998, and a location south of the city in South Holland that has been operational since 2004.

Adair's three PIRTEK locations are all geared to eliminate customers' time and effort in replacing hose assemblies. After arriving at a jobsite within one hour of a call for help, PIRTEK mobile service technicians quickly size up needs, remove failed hose assemblies, manufacture replacement assemblies and install them, and make sure the equipment is running again before leaving the jobsite.

As a former commodity broker for corn, beans and wheat on the Chicago Board of Trade, Adair, 56, learned early on the importance of immediate action, which has served him well in PIRTEK franchise ownership.

"Our mission is to get our customers' machines operating safely and reliably and to prevent future downtime," Adair says. "In this business, it's all about minimizing downtime, and we are able to do just that by providing quick turnaround, thereby eliminating the need for customers to leave the jobsite to chase down parts."   


Adair's commitment to customer responsiveness has made him a "top dog" in the world of PIRTEK franchise ownership. He and his wife Anna-Maria, who handles human resources functions, won PIRTEK's top sales award for the past three consecutive years for outstanding performance at their O'Hare location. They have also earned Franchise of the Year titles for sales performance at their O'Hare and South Holland locations, both of which have been inducted into the PIRTEK Hall of Fame

Three Mobile Service Vans Will Hit the Road

Businesses within a 10-mile radius of downtown Chicago will all benefit from PIRTEK McKinley Park's three mobile service vans that will be stocked with everything needed to manufacture hose assemblies at jobsites. This will make a total of 16 "hose shops on wheels" in the Chicago area that carry a large selection of hoses and fittings, including braided and spiral hose styles and standard and metric hose fittings and adapters. Each van's high-capacity crimp machine has the capability to produce crimped hose assemblies from ¼- to 1¼-inch diameters.

Serving as home base for its mobile fleet, PIRTEK McKinley Park's Hose Service & Supply Center on Ashland Avenue will be a convenient hose assembly source for walk-in customers. Like the mobile service vans, it will be stocked with a wide variety of hoses, fittings and adapters for made-to-order hose assemblies. 

Mobile service will be available around the clock by calling (773) 526-4673 (HOSE). The Hose Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Rockledge, Florida-based PIRTEK USA is the world's leading service provider of ETA 1-Hour On-Site Hose Replacement. PIRTEK offers 24-hour, seven-day service that caters to almost every facet of industry. Over forty PIRTEK franchise service centers that function as home base to approximately 195 PIRTEK mobile service vans are operating in major metropolitan markets nationwide. For more information, visit


Georganne DeSeve


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