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Acquisition Announcement: Tri-State Hose & Fitting ("Tri-State")

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Zelienople, PA – April  1, 2017  — Ritter Technology, LLC ("Ritter", "RitterTech"), a leading distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it has acquired Tri-State Hose & Fitting ("Tri-State") located in Munster, Indiana. This acquisition strengthens Ritter’s commitment to provide fluid power hose and connector products to its customer base in the greater Indiana/Illinois region with a special focus on Northwest Indiana.

Tri-State was founded in 1982 and was owned and operated by James Smith.

“We are pleased to welcome Jim Smith and the highly talented Tri-State team to our expanding network of motion and control companies. Given Ritter’s focus on providing products and services to our industrial customers in the Great Lakes Basin, Tri-State fills in our recently established Indiana footprint for hose and connector fittings. We see a great deal of synergy between our businesses and I look forward to working with Jim in the coming years.” stated Tim Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Ritter Technology, LLC.

Jim Smith noted: “I have competed with, and worked closely with Ritter professionals in the past. I respect and trust the character of their organization and their commitment to customer service. Ritter has been great to deal with and we look forward to becoming part of the growing Ritter family”.

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed as both companies are privately held.

About Ritter Technology
Ritter is a multi-state, industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion & control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, and Enerpac high-pressure power tools, along with an extensive line of other top-tier fluid power and industrial lubrication products. Ritter focuses on fluid power and lubrication customers located in the Great Lakes Basin (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, WV and NY).

About Tri-State Hose & Fitting
Tri-State Hose & Fitting sells fluid connector products to end users and manufacturers located in the northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana corridor.

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