GHX Industrial Acquires Fugitt Rubber and Supply Co.


For Immediate Release

Houston-based GHX Industrial (, a wholly owned subsidiary of The United Distribution Group (, announced today that it has acquired the assets and operations of Tennessee based Fugitt Rubber and Supply Co.

FR&S operates two branches – a 25,000 square foot facility in Memphis, Tennessee and an 18,000 square foot facility in Jackson, Tennessee.

Fugitt is a value added distributor of fluid sealing and fluid transfer products including custom fabricated industrial, hydraulic and metal hose, gaskets and other industrial products. Fugitt’s core customer base has historically consisted of steel mills, food & beverage processing plants, petrochemical plants and OEMs. Fugitt has a combined staff of approximately 40 employees between its two locations. The company was owned by Harold Gaither, who began his career with FR&S in 1968.

"Expanding our North American operation is an ongoing strategic focus for the United Distribution Group and the acquisition of the Fugitt locations compliments our already strong North American presence," said Darrell Cole, President & CEO of The United Distribution Group.

Richard Harrison, President of GHX Industrial stated, "GHX welcomes the Fugitt team to our organization. Their relationships and service record in the industries served were a key reason we wanted Fugitt as a part of the GHX portfolio. In addition, Fugitt’s in-house hose assembly and gasket fabrication capabilities allows GHX to continue to strategically broaden our core product and service offerings."

About GHX Industrial, LLC

Headquartered in Houston, TX, GHX provides fluid sealing (gaskets), fluid transfer (hoses) and other products to a variety of industries including refining and petrochemical, upstream oil and gas, power generation, mining, agriculture and marine enterprises. GHX operates 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

About The United Distribution Group

With 85 locations throughout North America, the subsidiaries of The United Distribution Group are leading providers of products and services to a variety of industries including oil & gas, mining, power generation, petrochemical, agriculture, marine and various other industries.

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The United Distribution Group
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