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Bridgestone HosePower Expands With Acquisition in Seattle, Washington

Bridgestone HosePower, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, is expanding its hose solutions business in the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Fittings, Inc., a hydraulic and industrial hose sales and service company based in Seattle, Washington.

According to the agreement, Fittings' 16 current employees will be offered positions within HosePower, including two of the three former owners. The firm will become one of the largest networks specializing in hose sales and service in the United States.

"We are proud to add such a strong business to our portfolio," said J. Palmer Clarkson, president and CEO, Bridgestone HosePower. "This acquisition broadens our presence in the country and enhances Bridgestone HosePower's leadership in the market, increasing our product offerings and expanding our portfolio of value-added services."

"We are excited to join Bridgestone HosePower to integrate our regional footprint and expertise into a larger organization," said Douglas Kennedy, president, Fittings, Inc.

"Adding their expertise and extensive product offerings allows us to further our ability to service our customers, and we are enthusiastic about the increased opportunities Bridgestone HosePower will bring for our employees and for our customers,” he added.


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