FCX Performance continues exponential growth and major geographic expansion with latest acquisition

November 14, 2017 / Columbus, OH

FCX Performance, a leading specialty flow control distributor serving OEMs, EPCs and end-users across the industrial process, energy and high purity industries, announced today that it has acquired Eads Distribution, based in Houston and The Massey Company, headquartered in Charlotte. Eads Distribution is one of the foremost flow control distributors of instrumentation and valves in the U.S., while The Massey Company brings years of specialty flow control experience and expertise to the FCX Performance portfolio.

The acquisitions maintain FCX Performance management’s continued push to provide additional value, synergies and better efficiencies to their customers and suppliers. The benefits include a wider range of product solutions, additional industrial proficiency and sharing of strategic partnerships for products and services.

Eads Distribution and The Massey Company will maintain their identities in their respective marketplaces with Eads Distribution operating as a standalone division of FCX and The Massey Company operating as a branch of Eads Distribution.

“We’re proud to welcome Eads Distribution and The Massey Company to the FCX family. These acquisitions further reinforce our already strong presence in Texas, Florida, and the Carolinas and adds significant geographical expansion in Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana” said Tom Cox, CEO of FCX. “FCX is known for our extensive product offering backed by our technical expertise and these acquisitions strengthen those qualities.”
This is the largest acquisition undertaken by FCX Performance to date. This expands FCX’s footprint to 67 offices nationally, staffed by more than, 1,000 experienced team members.


FCX Performance Announces the Acquisition of Encova, Inc.

July 27, 2017 / Columbus, OH

FCX Performance, a leading specialty flow control distributor serving OEMs, EPCs and end-users across the industrial process, energy and high purity industries, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Encova, Inc. The Cary, North Carolina firm is a licensed professional engineering company that provides specialized project start-up and commissioning services for customers in the life sciences industry.

“FCX has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers by building our service capabilities both organically and by acquisition,” said Tom Cox, CEO of FCX. “Adding Encova’s expertise to our PCI division’s service offerings sets us further apart from our competition. This acquisition allows us to provide our clients with the trusted single source provider they are looking for from start-up of their equipment on new projects, to maintaining optimal plant performance, and meeting regulatory guidelines now and into the future.”

With the addition of Encova, Inc. FCX expands its footprint to 45 offices nationally, all staffed with highly technical experts equipped to deliver unique value to a diverse set of end markets.

“Encova’s reputation and commitment to its customers make them an excellent fit with the FCX platform,” added Cox. “We are looking forward to working with Encova to expand our expertise and elevate the Encova solutions.”


FCX Performance acquires 4th company in 6 months.

February 9, 2017 / Columbus, OH

FCX Performance, a leading specialty flow control distributor, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, serving the industrial process, energy, and high purity industries, announced that it has acquired Renew Valve & Cleveland Valve & Gauge, based in Monroe, MI. Renew and its Cleveland Valve and Gauge division, are one of the foremost safety relief valve and line valve service companies in the US.

“FCX is an incredible fit for Renew/CVG”, according to JB Rorick, President of Renew. “Adding our relief valve and repair expertise with their breadth of valve, pump, specialty piping, instrumentation products and services creates a unique and powerful combination.”

“We’re proud to welcome Renew/CVG to the FCX family. This acquisition further reinforces our already strong presence in the Midwest” said Tom Cox, CEO of FCX. “FCX is known for our extensive product offering backed by our technical expertise, but what our customers tell me is the real differentiator is having the service and repair capabilities to support those products.”

This is FCX’s fourth acquisition in the last six months. The previous 3 acquisitions were located in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. This expands FCX’s footprint to 41 offices nationally, staffed by more than 800 experienced team members.


FCX Performance makes third acquisition in 2016 with the addition of PCI.

November 25, 2016 / Columbus, OH

FCX Performance announced today that it has completed the acquisition of PCI-llc based in Raleigh, NC. PCI provides instrument calibration, commissioning and regulatory consulting solutions for the life sciences industry, enabling clients to capitalize on the benefits of service continuity from a single provider so that they can stay compliant and focus on their core business. Andy Ferrell, President of PCI commented that “This winning combination will allow PCI to offer a wider range of product and service solutions to our customers, and provides the company with resources to accelerate our growth strategy.”

“FCX is rapidly expanding our field service capabilities nationally adding unique, experienced, and expert resources that can fill our customer’s vital in-plant needs” said Tom Cox, CEO of FCX. “Acquisitions have always been a core part of our growth strategy, and PCI, our third in the last 120 days, is a terrific example of our ability to find great companies, with the best people, that can extend FCX’s unparalleled product and service offering.”

The acquisition of PCI adds over 100 instrument technicians, significantly increasing FCX’s service capabilities nationally while strengthening its portfolio of highly specialized products and services. With the addition of PCI’s 7 service locations, FCX expands its footprint to 37 states. Cox added “We are now one of the largest service and repair organizations for pumps, valves and instrumentation in the country. Combining this with our extensive flow control product distribution and technical capabilities, we offer our customers value that is unmatched in our industry.”


FCX Performance, Inc. acquires RL Stone Inc.

September 7, 2016 / Columbus, OH

FCX Performance a leading specialty flow control distributor serving OEMs, EPC’s and end-users across the industrial process, energy and high purity industries, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of RL Stone Inc. Based in Syracuse, NY; RL Stone is a regional distributor of steam specialties and instrumentation serving the process and institutional markets for over 90 years.

We are excited to welcome the dedicated teammates, customers, and vendors of RL Stone to FCX Performance,” said Tom Cox, CEO of FCX. “Lou Betrus, Chris Bove, and their team have built RL Stone to be one of the leading specialty flow control distributors in the Northeast.

The acquisition of RL Stone significantly increases FCX’s presence and capabilities in the Northeast, bringing additional coverage in New York and New England while expanding on our strong vendor partnerships. With the combination of RL Stone FCX expands it’s footprint to 36 offices nationally all staffed with highly technical sales engineers that deliver product expertise to a diverse set of end markets. Cox added, “This is FCX’s second acquisition in 30 days. We are committed to adding value to our customers and vendors by joining forces with the best flow control distributors around the country.”


FCX Performance, Inc. acquires S W Controls Inc.

August 15, 2016 / Columbus, OH

FCX Performance a leading specialty flow control distributor serving OEMs, EPC’s and end-users across the industrial process, energy and high purity industries , announced today that it has completed the acquisition of S W Controls Inc. Based in Farmington Hills, MI, S W Controls is a regional distributor of valves and instrumentation to the process market.

“We are excited to welcome the dedicated teammates, customers, and vendors of S W Controls to FCX Performance,” said Tom Cox, CEO & President of FCX Performance, Inc. “Dan Willson and his team have built a quality organization that is well-recognized by customers and vendors alike. By combining the strengths of the two companies, FCX Performance will be the leading supplier of highly-technical, mission critical flow control products to the Midwestern markets jointly served by both firms.”

The combination of FCX and S W Controls strong vendor relationships; over 400 highly-trained sales, technical support, and service professionals; broad flow/fluid control product offerings; complete lifecycle service offerings; 34 sales and distribution locations with strategically located inventory, make FCX a formidable competitor in the flow control distribution market. Cox further added “that the two companies have very similar cultures that emphasize customer service, vendor relationships, and a focus on providing long-term, career growth opportunities for our team members.”


FCX Performance, Inc. acquires Process Control Services, Inc.

June 15, 2015 / Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH-based FCX Performance, Inc. (“FCX”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Process Control Services, Inc. (“PCS”).

Based in Plymouth, MI, PCS provides instrument start-up, repair, installation and calibration services; in-house depot Repair; turnkey PLC programming and control panel fabrication. PCS personnel are located in key FCX markets including Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. The company’s testing and calibration operations are ISO 9001-2008 and ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2008 certified, while the Plymouth lab is ISO-17025 accredited.

“We welcome the employees and customers of PCS to the FCX family,” said Charles Hale, President and CEO of FCX Performance, Inc. “We are excited to work with PCS to expand their offerings across other FCX markets.” Hale further noted that “the PCS footprint is highly complementary to multiple FCX business geographies covered by approximately 50 outside sales professionals.” Hale also mentioned that “the combination of these businesses will not result in any outside changes and the company’s names will not be changed.” Hale concluded that “PCS fits perfectly with our strategy of buying quality teams that further expand our service and solutions offerings.” “With the support of our majority investor, Harvest Partners, we fully anticipate additional acquisitions in FY 2015.”


FCX Performance, Inc. acquires Corrosion Fluid Products

August 4, 2014 / Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH-based FCX Performance, Inc. (FCX), a leading distributor of process flow control products and value-added services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Corrosion Fluid Products, Corp. (CFP). Based in Farmington Hills, MI, CFP is a regional distributor of pumps, valves, FRP fiberglass and specialty lined pipe, hose, and fittings to the process markets from eight branch distribution centers located across the Midwest.

“We are excited to welcome the dedicated employees, customers, and vendors of Corrosion Fluid Products to FCX Performance,” said Charles D. Hale, President of FCX Performance, Inc. “Joe Andronaco and his staff have built a quality organization that is well-recognized by customers and vendors alike. By combining the strengths of FCX and CFP, FCX Performance will be the leading supplier of highly-technical, mission critical flow control products to the Midwestern markets jointly served by both companies.”

The combination of FCX and CFP’s strong vendor relationships; over 400 highly-trained sales, technical support, and service and repair professionals; broad flow/fluid control product offerings; complete lifecycle service offerings; 33 sales and distribution locations and strategically located inventory, make FCX a formidable competitor in the flow control distribution market. Hale further added “that the two companies have very similar cultures that emphasize customer service, vendor relationships, and a focus on providing long-term, career growth opportunities for our associates.”


About FCX Performance, Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, FCX is a leading distributor of specialty process flow control products and services. The company provides technical, mission-critical products and value-added services to more than 20,000 end users, original equipment manufacturers, and engineering and construction firms across the process, oil and gas, power, high purity, and municipal and commercial markets. FCX is known for its technical and application expertise as well its ability to offer a full range of products and services to its customers. Formed in 1999 and with predecessor company histories dating back to the early 1900s, the company has grown to 34 locations serving 36 states and more than 500 employees. FCX has completed 18 strategic acquisitions since inception, including six transactions completed since December 2012. For more information, please visit www.fcxperformance.com.

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