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PT Coupling Joins in Supporting Humanitarian Aid when Disaster Strikes

If you’ve never heard of The Fuel Relief Fund, they are the team thatFuel Relief Image 1 brings in fuel needed to power life-saving equipment. Their most recent dispatch was in April when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern Ecuador. Six provinces in the country were ruled ”disaster zones” resulting in hundreds of injuries and thousands of people who were left homeless. The Fuel Relief Fund First Response Team arrived with free fuel to run the generators which power lights, medical equipment, and basic modern technologies like phones for survivors to reach out to their families.

The fuel also assists the ongoing response of other humanitarian aid partners in the area. However, in order to do this the organization relies on donations. Their goal for the Ecuadorian Earthquake Response is $50,000 and they are almost there. Through fundraisers such as the sold-out Spring Golf Tournament they have been instrumental in providing fuel in disasters all over the world including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, and Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

The fund was started during Hurricane Katrina when founder Ted Fuel Relief Image 2Honcharik heard about the severe gas shortage in the area. A group of people involved in the California oil industry sent a tanker of fuel to New Orleans and started giving away fuel. What most people don’t even realize is that lack of fuel is a chronic problem in disaster areas.

Today, the group doesn’t send their own tankers out to affected zones. Through donor money, the group buys fuel locally and gets it to where it is needed the most. Right now the fuel is needed to assist those in Ecuador trying to survive after the devastating earthquake. You can help by making a donation which will assist organizations in life-saving search and rescue efforts, medical attention, and basic living requirements.

Here at PT Coupling, we are integrally involved in the oil and gasFuel Relief Image 3 industry and support many humanitarian aid organizations. We feel especially connected to the Fuel Relief Fund because we understand the role fuel plays in our lives. We rely on fuel for most modern conveniences and helping out those in need helps us give back.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this worthwhile group as they work to bring fuel to areas experiencing a natural disaster. Contact us here to learn more.

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New Blog! PT Coupling Company Finds New Way to Add Value

Welcome to the new PT Coupling Company blog! As part of our continued efforts to provide service and add value for our customers, we’ve dedicated this space to delivering timely information relevant to our industry.

P-T Coupling has a history of finding ways to increase efficiency and add value. In business since 1951, we began as a small machining and drilling shop then quickly became the go-to source for the cam and groove style hose couplings that customers still come to us for today. Our quick connect/disconnect industrial hose fittings became a standard product in 1955, and by 1960 we were selling them worldwide. We have since undertaken various acquisitions and expansions, most recently including PUNCH-LOK® (hose clamps, fittings, bandings, and related installation tools), ProGrip™ (crimp sleeves and ferrules for hose fittings and related products), and this year’s Safety-Bump products.  All three operations were moved to our Enid, Oklahoma headquarters.

Originally founded by R.C. Parrish, then presided over by his son Jim Parrish-CEO, along with 22 years of experience and leadership PT is now being led by the 3rd generation; Matt Parrish serving as President of PT and Amy Parrish leads the Marketing department, PT Coupling’s family has grown with the employment of hundreds of people serving millions of customers worldwide. All the while, holding fast to the values of our original modest one-man jobbing machine shop:

  • Quality: We take pride in our ability to produce complex castings with special heat treating and precision machining requirements. PT Coupling is ISO 9001 certified.
  • Service: We have built our business on long-term customer relationships, accomplished by meeting and exceeding customer expectations.  Fifteen warehouses in the USA and Canada ship product to our customers within 24 hours.
  • Integrity: We promote fairness and honesty in all business dealings throughout our organization – with our valued employees, vendors, suppliers and customers.  And, all products made in USA!

Contact us for information about any of our products and services.