Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 7, 2014 – Lewis-Goetz, a leading Pittsburgh-based industrial service provider of a variety of industrial products, including fabricated hose, conveyor belts, valves and gaskets, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advanced Sealing.

Advanced Sealing is a full-spectrum manufacturer and distributor of fluid sealing products to refining, chemical processing, power generation and wastewater treatment facilities. A premier sealing house to customers looking for new solutions to age old problems, Advanced Sealing provides a broad product mix including metallic and non-metallic flange gaskets, valve packings, metallic and elastomeric hoses, stud bolts, hex nuts, steam traps and heat exchanger gaskets. Advanced Sealing has a special focus on fugitive emission products, proven to meet and exceed today’s demanding LDAR sealing standards. Advanced Sealing was incorporated in 1988 and has US based facilities located in Cerritos, California and Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The acquisition of Advanced Sealing provides high quality products and a professional, customer focused workforce, further strengthening the solutions-based approach of Lewis-Goetz.

Lewis-Goetz is part of the ERIKS Group of companies, one of the world’s largest industrial distributors. With annual sales in excess of $800 million, the North American entities of the ERIKS group ranks among the top 20 industrial distributors according to Modern Distribution Management’s 2014 list of market leaders.

About Lewis-Goetz
Since 1935, customers have trusted Lewis-Goetz to tailor solutions to meet their mission critical hose, sealing, belting and valve needs. North America’s largest industries rely on the unsurpassed know-how of Lewis-Goetz long-time tenured specialists to troubleshoot industry challenges and identity problems before they become emergencies. Lewis-Goetz is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America which was recently ranked 20th on MDM’s 2014 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more detailed information.

About ERIKS
Founded in 1940, ERIKS is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components and related technical and logistics services. ERIKS’ current product range is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and tools, maintenance and safety products. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business. In 2013, ERIKS generated net sales of approx. €1.8 billion (USD 2.3 billion) with 7,500 employees. ERIKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of €20.0 billion (USD 25.6 billion) in 2012. For more information visit www.eriks.com


For information, contact:
Katie Oswald Clark
724-213-1211
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