Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years of Providing Motion Control Technologies to the World

Donna Tibbetts

Operations & Services Mgr.

Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 250 global leader in motion control technologies, celebrated their 100th year anniversary on March 13, 2017. Originally called the Parker Appliance Company and founded by Arthur L. Parker, it began to develop and move forward with the help of his business partner Carl Klamm.

The first patent that Parker acquired specifies a hydraulic device which regulates the speed of electric generators. One hundred years later, they have been granted over 8,000 patents.

“Our success is founded on fair dealing, hard work, coordination of effort, and quality products.” – Art Parker

Parker’s technologies help hundreds of thousands of customers. They have more than 300 facilities, 13,000 independent distributors, over 3,000 retail stores, and employ over 58,000 people globally. They are one of the largest motion control companies in the world and provide technologies that include aerospace, climate control, electromechanical, filtration, fluid and gas handling, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control, and sealing.

Parker will celebrate their centennial with events throughout this year to honor distributors, customers, shareholders, and others that help Parker continue to be a motion control global leader.

To learn more about the history of Parker, visit their Centennial Website. For more information on one of our ParkerStores in New England, visit our Parker Store website.

By the way, if you haven’t visited HopeDirect to purchase Parker products quickly, you really should try it. In the past few months we have added thousands of new products.


Friday, March 3, 2017

New England Parker Stores Anticipate Spring 2017 Contractor Hose Special

Drew Swanton, Parker Store Mgr.

It’s almost that time of year again when we offer our Spring Contractor Hose Special. This year we are featuring Jack Hammer Hose Assemblies and Black Premium Contractor's Water Hose at special pricing.

The Jack Hammer Hose Assemblies
Coupled with crimped universal type couplings on each end 300psi
  • Temperature Range: -40ºF to +212ºF (-40ºC to +100ºC)
  • Working Pressure: 300psi (1200psi Burst)
  • Crimped-on Universal Couplings Each End
  • RED EPDM Rubber - Stays Flexible In Temperature Extremes

Black Premium Contractor’s Water Hose
  • Temperature Range: -40ºF to +180ºF (-40ºC to +82ºC)
  • Working Pressure: 125psi (500psi Burst)
  • Crimped-on Crush Resistant Nickel Plated Brass Ends
  • Male x Female Garden Hose Threaded Couplings
  • Black EPDM Rubber - Stays Flexible In Temperature Extremes

If you are interested in receiving more information about this special (or future Parker Store specials), contact me at 508-351-2706 or email me and I will send you the eNewsletter when the special pricing begins! (