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We’re Back from Spring Trade Shows!

If you missed our last few posts, April and May had us traveling to two of our most anticipated shows—NAHAD and NTTC. As predicted, both shows had big attendance rates, and we were able to connect with customers from a wide range of industries. The conferences were a great success, as our booths were consistently busy. Our knowledge team answered a record number of questions and demonstrated new and improved PT Coupling hose assembly products. So, here’s a quick wrap-up of the highlights from the shows:

At NAHAD, we introduced the new PT HoseTool. This guaranteed hose assembly tool saves time and money while significantly reducing potential injury risks when making hose assemblies. Industry professionals were impressed by the HoseTool which requires no heat up time or sledgehammers resulting in possible damage to fittings or personal injury. The ease of this tool made a big impact.

API Adapter May 2016At NTTC, we introduced the newly redesigned API Load/Unload Adapter and Coupler. Tank truck professionals saw how the new design of the adapter benefits the operator with improved speed and safety. The two piece design leads to easier maintenance. This API Adapter features improved flow, rotatable nose ring, and quick release ergonomic handle. The new API Coupler has a simplified style that increases productivity and improves reliability and safety. Features include Viton® seals that are replaceable on site, interlocking stainless steel latches for secure coupling, lightweight, and simple disassembly for easy servicing.

Following both shows, PT Coupling hosted another successful PTC Hospitality Event Image 1hospitality event at the Broadmoor Ballroom in Colorado Springs that set a record for the number of attendees. The evening also gave us the chance to visit with NAHAD distributors and celebrate our 65th anniversary in business. We are continuing our celebration by offering all of our customers an anniversary savings present! Everyone can enjoy 40% off PT Logo Store on one order through December 31, 2016. Use the QR Code above or coupon code to take advantage of this offer!

The shows may be over, but the value of our products remain important to the hose and tanker industries. We look forward to hearing from those we met at each conference to supply our U.S. made PT Coupling products. Integrity, reliability and quality are just some of the practices we bring to each trade show and deliver in the products we supply to every customer. Interested in learning more? Follow our past blog posts or visit our website today.

The Countdown to NTTC and NAHAD is On!

As a continuation of our March blog, we are spreading more news regarding the upcoming shows we will be attending at the end of this month. The NTTC Conference and NAHAD Convention are shaping up to be significant events both within the industry and our company specifically. This year is going to be a personal milestone as we will be celebrating our 65th year in business! Coinciding our celebration, PT Coupling will be exhibiting our industry knowledge and top-quality products on display at each expo.

Digging beyond annual meet ups and exhibits, we appreciate both organizations because they focus on integrity and quality within the industry. These are areas in which our team regularly strives to excel. Today, PT Coupling is eager to spread our core values to our customer base and beyond.

With over 800 delegates attending each conference this April, we’re excited to meet the new faces that will be coming by our displays this year. Make sure to jot down our booth numbers before you head out the door! At NTTC you will find our crew at booth #68. At NAHAD swing by the NAHAD Showcase May 3rd – booths #71 and #72 for the latest updates. Now to break down both events…

When stopping by our NTTC booth you will find our newest API Load/Unload Adapters which are designed with the operator in mind. We would also like to highlight their speed and safety capabilities. With our adapters you will notice improved flow, a rotatable nose ring, a quick release handle and an ergonomic handle. Use them as an alternative for you tanker loading and unloading needs. In addition, we will be featuring our newest line of grooved pipe couplings, as shared in detail on our March blog.

By visiting our NAHAD booth you will be able to explore our American made quick connect/disconnect couplings and replacement parts. We supply the following markets: petroleum, industrial, chemical, and food processing with top-shape products that they know they can rely on. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions and find solutions to any difficult applications you might have.

Choosing to operate a manufacturing company in the U.S. is a decision we are proud of every day, as many attending each event will be able to understand. Our products are produced by following good manufacturing practices, adhering to environmental standards, employing our neighbors, building community, and providing jobs for the next generation. It isn’t always easy, but we are extremely proud to say that our products are U.S. made!

Check out these products and more at NTTC, April 24th-26th at the Marriot Marquis San Diego and NAHAD, April 30th-May 4th at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO.

We hope to see you at both shows and remember to come back for our next blog post where we’ll wrap up the conferences and give you an inside look at our Hospitality event!

The Year That Was: 2015

2015 was a busy year for PT Coupling. We’ve been traveling to 2015 Dec. Blog Imagetrade shows, giving back to the community, and of course manufacturing the best quick connect/disconnect fittings on the market today. The end of the year is a nice time to look back at the past year and reflect on all that we’ve done.

Our family owned company continues to bring new and innovative products to our customers. This year we traveled to many events to exhibit and network with the industries we serve. Our busy calendar had us setting out to the NAHAD Convention and the NTTC Expo in April, the Pacific Oil Conference in September, the annual PEI Convention/NACS tradeshow in October, and the National Tank Truck Carriers’Tank Truck Week” and the “Clean Gulf Show” in November.

At all of these events we were able to demonstrate our outstanding products and help industry professionals troubleshoot and find solutions to many of their problems. We also had time to mingle with past customers and network with potential customers in a casual and entertaining setting. At PEI, for instance, we featured petroleum handling fittings and nozzles that are used in all stages of petroleum manufacturing, transportation, and logistics, as well as fuel transfer applications. Bringing our products to an exhibition allows us to reach a large audience with the same goals in mind.

While it is our mission to serve our customers and industries, we are also proud to support the communities in which we live, work, play and learn. In 2015, we contributed to the support of more than a dozen non-profit organizations. We are proud to be a leading community sponsor of the United Way, both at the corporate level and through our generous employee donations. We sponsor the Garfield Child Advocacy Center, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, Ambucs and all our areal schools. We are especially proud to be able to support Leonardo’s Discovery Children’s Museum capital campaign as this historical museum founded by astronaut Owen K. Garriott is undergoing an extensive renovation. Leonardo’s is an interactive science and art center for the children of the community. The fun learning opportunities enrich and inspire the lives of all the children who visit. We have been involved with the museum for many years and are working to ensure that it remains a vital resource in the community for years to come.

As this busy and exciting year comes to a close, we are already looking forward to the adventures we’ll have in 2016! We will keep you up-to-date on all of our activities and travels!

From the PT Coupling family to yours, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season!


*PTC is a proud affiliate of NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute.  

First Quarter Recap: What has PT Coupling Been Up to?

The first quarter of 2015 has been filled with many exciting and stimulating events. Our
involvement in a wide range of industries leads us to new opportunities at every turn. To recap what’s been happening with PT Coupling lately, here are just a few recent events and activities that expand on our commitment to quality in every aspect of our business.

As we mentioned in our last blog, we attended the NAHAD Convention and the NAHAD 2015 Amy, Marketing Director Matt, PresidentNTTC Expo. The turnout for both shows was remarkable. We introduced Safety Pumping Systems to a new audience and received very positive feedback. As a system that is a great benefit to the haulers of crude and refined petroleum products, we were happy to be greeted with such enthusiasm. (Amy Parrish, Marketing Director, with brother Matt, President, left).

Another new introduction that was favorably received was the Logo Store feature on our app. Many visitors commented on how easy and informative these electronic offerings are to use. As we continue to move into the future we will continue to add technology that enhances our services.

At our trade show booths, we also included the Performance Distributor Program (PDP) which recognized outstanding work of our team of top performing and loyal distributors to PT Coupling Company. The NAHAD and PDP Award Imagedistributors that showed the highest degree of dedication to PT Coupling’s products, by carrying most of our products, attending onsite training events, and using the equipment was rewarded with top honors to show our appreciation for all of their hard work in 2014. (From the left, Jim Parrish, Chairman & Owner of PTC, Eric Von Kaenel & Bob Jacobs, Goodyear Rubber Products Inc., winners of the PDP, Tom Martin, PTC South East Rep., Matt Parrish, right). Everyone who participated in the PDP last year also received a plaque. We wouldn’t be successful without these dedicated distributors.

We also attended the NAHAD Hospitality Party, a unique mini-trade show event, held in Candy Bar ImageSouth Beach, Florida. This exclusive event brings together manufacturers with different specialties. The annual, white-tie gala was attended by about 300 guests and 9 manufacturers. With everyone doing something different – candy bar (right), sushi, etc. – this was a fun and non-competitive event to network and socialize with others in the hospitality industry.

Now that the first quarter is past, we are heading into the second quarter with a full plate of projects and events. Stay tuned to see what PT Coupling has coming up.

Come See Us at the NAHAD Convention & the NTTC Expo!

Like many of you, attending a trade show is a fun day at work for us. We believe in the value of attending trade shows to get out and network with customers and industry professionals. There isn’t a better way to inform a large, focused audience on what we’ve been up to in the last year.

We will, again, be exhibiting at both the NAHAD Convention and the NTTC. It will be a busy April for us, but we look forward to these shows each year.

At this year’s events we will be highlighting our newest systems and services. We have just debuted our new digital catalog, and mobile app, so that you have all of our products at your fingertips when you need them. This comprehensive web-based catalog and app lets you link to additional information and bring the showroom with you wherever you are.

The Logo Store is a feature on the new app that includes QR codes for fast and easy product information and ordering. For anyone who stops by our booth at the upcoming NAHAD convention – we will be giving out a 50% off coupon to the Logo Store. Details on our electronic offerings are available here or check out our quick and easy QR codes below!

2015 Full Line Catalog QR Code


– 2015 Full Line Catalog

PT Coupling Logo Store


– PT Coupling’s Logo Store

PT Coupling Mobile App (iOs & Android)


– PT Coupling’s Mobile App (iOs & Android)

We are also proud to introduce a new, innovative product for transloading applications. The Safety Pumping System is specially designed to prevent spills when discharging any liquid from a tanker truck. When pumping stops, the product in the hose is sucked back into the truck allowing the hose to be disconnected without leaking. In addition to preventing the loss of product, this system protects the environment from contamination. We are very excited to bring this system to the attention of the industry.

To meet with us and hear more about our newest offerings, please stop by our booths at these expos:

NAHAD’s annual conventionNAHAD Convention logo will be taking place in Miami on April 23-27. Dedicated to hose distributors, manufacturers and suppliers, the NAHAD convention offers education seminars, business networking opportunities, and exhibits that showcase hose solutions. We will be in Booths 105 and 106 on Sunday at the NAHAD Showcase 8:30am-1:00pm.

NTTC logoNTTC (National Tank Truck Carriers) Annual Conference and Exhibit is being held in Boston on April 26-28. This conference brings tank truck carrier executives, private fleet managers, shippers and trucking professionals from North America together with the industry’s leading suppliers for education programs, advocacy, and exhibitions. You can find us in Booth 412.

We hope that you will stop by and say “hello” if you will be attending either one of these conferences. We look forward to connecting with current customers and showcasing our outstanding products and services to future customers.

Upcoming Conferences: Save the Dates!

At PT Coupling, our line of hose fittings, parts, assembly tools, and management systems is counted on by so many customers in so many industries. Therefore, we’re actively involved in all aspects of the hose industry, staying connected to trends, news, new technologies, and needs.

One of our favorite ways to stay connected to the industry is through trade shows, where we can not only display our products, but get face-to-face with customers and peers, and learn all about the latest industry happenings.

We’re very much looking forward to doing this at NAHAD’s upcoming 30th Anniversary Convention, April 26-30 in Phoenix, AZ. The show is the preeminent worldwide event dedicated to bringing together hose distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers, where over 900 attendees network, interact, and learn all about hose solutions.


This year’s conference is sure to be extra special, as it will be celebrating the renowned association’s 30th anniversary, and it will be filled with lots of great educational opportunities, presentations, and receptions.

While there we will be premiering our new PT Exaro™ web-based hose management system, an exciting product that enhances the lifecycle of industrial hoses while presenting immediate, highly accurate information. (Be sure to read our previous blog post for more information.)

We’ll also be showcasing our PT z-COR™ line, a coating ideal for corrosion and chemical resistance, designed as a system of interdependent thin-film coatings working together to provide excellent protection for extreme environments.

We’re very excited to show these products to the convention attendees, as well as to make new friends and see familiar faces. Be sure to visit us at booth # 6162.

We’re also going to have a booth at the National Tank Truck Carriers 66th annual Conference & Tank Truck Equipment Show. Located in Las Vegas on April 27-29, this event will gather the tank truck industry’s best and brightest, and we are looking forward to being a part of it.

We’re excited to be attending and exhibiting at these two great events, and we hope to see many of you there!