Abilene, Texas-based McCarty Equipment Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston based GHX Industrial and The United Distribution Group announced that it has acquired the assets and operations of the Bakersfield, Calif., location of Alternative Hose. 

The Bakersfield location has been operating for seven years. It carries a number of world-class brands including Gates, Kuriyama, NRP Jones and Dixon Valve. 

“Bakersfield has been the hub of California oil production and has been one of the U.S.’s top producing areas for decades,” said Kelly McCarty, president of McCarty Equipment Company. “The Bakersfield location of Alternative Hose focuses primarily on the upstream business and McCarty can supplement what the location provides with a number of additional key products to better serve oilfield supply and oilfield service customers.” 

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Alternative’s core customer base has historically consisted of oilfield service companies, the agriculture industry and power generation companies. 

Darrell Cole, president and CEO of The United Distribution Group, agreed that the partnership would be beneficial for all involved. “Expanding our service area throughout the U.S. and Canada is an ongoing strategic focus for our company and the acquisition of the Bakersfield location of Alternative Hose compliments our already strong North American presence,” he said. 

Richard Harrison, president of GHX Industrial said that the branch management, sales and production staff of Alternative will remain with the company after the acquisition. The branch is located at 3563 Landco Drive, Bakersfield, Calif. 

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About McCarty Equipment Company
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Abilene, Texas, McCarty Equipment operates 24 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and provides fluid sealing (gaskets), fluid transfer (hoses), valves and other products to the upstream oil and gas industry. For more information, visit www.mccartyequipment.com.

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