McGill is Recognized as a Star Distributor of Goodyear Engineered Products
. . . and our customers are the ultimate winners

McGill is Recognized as a Star Distributor of Goodyear Engineered ProductsMcGill Hose & Coupling is now a Star distributor of Goodyear Engineered Products. Under the Star program, McGill’s 30,000-square-foot facility has been validated for using consistent products, techniques and processes, resulting in uniform hose assemblies. The program has established standardized hose, coupling and crimping protocols for industrial hose used in a wide range of applications.

Using Goodyear Engineered Products’ crimp specifications, as well as assembly guidelines from the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD), enabled McGill to receive the Star validation from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., an independent testing and certification organization. The UL verification is in effect for 12 consecutive months, after which McGill will be required to re-qualify for Star status.

Goodyear’s patented Insta-Lock couplings are at the core of the Star program, and McGill uses these cam-and-groove couplings with automatic locking handles to help guard against leaks and spills. Furthermore, McGill uses Goodyear’s Hose Trakker software, a value-added service, to permanently document the life of a hose assembly from fabrication and installation to scheduled replacement. This software also assists in testing and inspection scheduling and provides preventive maintenance recommendations.

Of course, our customers are the real winners in the Star program. As Keith Collet, Veyance’s marketing manager for industrial hose (see sidebar above) says, “McGill is delivering to end-users a matched, fully-integrated hose assembly system that can improve performance, provide predictive maintenance and ultimately reduce costs. Safety and reliability are critical for industrial hose applications, and McGill has a stellar reputation for both within the industry.”

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