Our Story

Our Story

In 1951, R.C. Parrish founded a modest machining and drilling operation and named it Central Machine & Tool Company (CMT). He formed the company as a jobbing machine shop, but later recognized that manufacturing a set product line would be the key to building a strong reputation and ensuring the company’s long-term success. PT began manufacturing quick connect/disconnect industrial hose fittings in 1955 and began marketing them worldwide in 1960, as products of “PT Coupling”. PT has long been known as a leader in the production of quick connect/disconnect fittings for industrial hoses. PT employs nearly 300 team members through five locations in Oklahoma and one in Mississippi. All team members implement our core values of “T.H.R.I.V.E.” every day.

Following a 1981 renaming to “Parrish Enterprises, Ltd.” continued growth occurred through existing capabilities and acquisition of organizations which fit very closely with the manufacturing core competencies established since our founding. Each of these organizations maintained their own market identity and separate branding until 2019, when Parrish Enterprises, Ltd. unified all six manufacturing acquisitions and DBA’s under the name, “PT.” PT strives to serve customers by providing a quality product, on time, at a competitive price. The PT Team believes in giving customers the best customer service they have come to rely on, and PT is able to provide that service through the efforts of all who are a part of the organization.

PT’s foundry and machine shop facilities produce products from a variety of alloys and materials such as: Aluminum, Brass, Cast Iron, Copper Materials, Ductile Iron, Galvanized Carbon Steel, Plated Carbon Steel, Non-plated Carbon Steel, and Stainless Steel. From our Plastic Injection Molding facility, we can produce our products in a variety of materials such as: Food Grade Polypropylene, Nylon, Polypropylene, and more.

Today’s product categories include: (1) Hose Fittings, (2) Hose Fitting Adapters & Reducers (3) Hose Fitting Attachment Systems (Punch-Lok® Clamps, ProGrip™ Crimped Hose Sleeves & Ferrules), (4) Hose and Fitting Accessories (5) Fabrication Equipment, (6) Hose Management System (HoseMarc™ & Exaro™), (7) Tank Truck Products (Safety Tank Solutions®). The global markets in which our products are found include: Agriculture, Chemical, Construction, Government, Mining, Oil & Gas, Railroad, Sanitary, Steel, and Transportation.

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