PITTSBURGH, November 6, 2014 — Lewis-Goetz has become one of the most trusted partners of the hydraulic fracturing industry by offering comprehensive solutions — including increasing production, reducing downtime, and product innovation — that recently resulted in $1.4 million in savings for one of its customers.

“The meteoric rise of the shale gas industry has put Lewis-Goetz in a position to grow our hydraulic fracking solutions,” said President and CEO Don Evans. “With decades of experience, we provide our customers with seasoned specialists in hose, coupling, sealing, conveyor belting and valve products to meet the industry’s every need.”

Lewis-Goetz has become established partners with the hydraulic fracking industry by offering 24/7 on-site diagnostic and preventative service, local emergency response, faster delivery times and vendor-managed inventory control systems that provide each customer with consistent and personalized service and solutions.

“We only partner with and provide quality and reliable products from reputable manufacturers,” Evans continued. “This, along with our ability to provide education, training and expertise, helps us to create an efficient and safe environment for both our customers and their employees.”

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 a 2014 list of market leaders from Modern Distribution Management.

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 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.


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Katie Oswald Clark
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