Tube and Pipe Services and Lauren International Announce Strategic Partnership and Acquisition of Valv-Trol

Nov 19, 2020 |

 (Stow, Ohio – November 19, 2020) Tube and Pipe Services (a St. Jude Automation company) have partnered with Lauren International, Ltd. (New Philadelphia, OH) to revitalize a well-known name in the industrial valves and controls industry, The Valv-Trol Company of Stow, Ohio. Valv-Trol designs and repairs proprietary and custom-engineered high-pressure industrial valves with products in a number of markets across North America.

Founded in 1947 by Robert E. (Bob) Ingram, Deloss O. Brown, and A. Dee Grover, Valv-Trol has worked with a variety of industries to develop components for high-pressure industrial valves and controls. Valv-Trol had most recently been led by Kenneth R. Ingram, the son of Bob Ingram, who was interested in partnering with a company that valued the legacy his family had created.

“We haven’t forgotten our roots, and still give superior personal service to our customers in the rubber, water hydraulics, high pressure spray and deburr industries,” says Ingram. “The Valv-Trol team has seen many difficult industrial applications over the years, and we look forward to sharing our expertise and experience so that Valv-Trol can grow for another 73 years and beyond.”

The Valv-Trol name will live on through this new partnership which is set to expand the business and revitalize the product offerings across all markets. Lauren International will provide administrative, marketing, and strategic support of Valv-Trol, while Tube and Pipe Services will handle day-to-day business operations out of the current location in Stow, Ohio.

According to Chuck Garrett and Mark Lukowski, Managing Partners, “We are excited about our partnership with Lauren International. We look forward to continuing to service the industry that we love with high-quality, highly-engineered valves from our new Valv-Trol LLC company.”

The addition of the Valv-Trol product line to Tube and Pipe Services and Lauren International portfolios will allow continued expansion across new markets. Hydrostatic testing of pipe and hose is a growing industry which demands rugged valves that can withstand pressures as high as 30,000 PSI. Valv-Trol has been a trusted name for decades in providing components that extend valve life, minimize corrosion, and cut back on erosion damage. Tube and Pipe Services and Lauren International are dedicated to maintaining that same level of customer support that Valv-Trol customers are accustomed to experiencing.

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