The Collins Companies, an industrial distributor of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and engineered engineered specialties serving the Northeastern US, has announced its decision to fully acquire the assets of Niagara Controls LLC.

Announcing the purchase, the Collins Companies said it will consolidate the management with their Collins Niagara Division in Syracuse, New York.

Joseph Clemente, who was the Managing Partner of Niagara Controls LLC. will now provide direction and guidance to both of these Collins divisions.

These divisions were established as start-ups in upstate New York 14 years ago and each has grown to become a dominant industrial player in each of their respective marketplaces.

“This consolidation of management and direction will allow us to maximise the utilisation of both our resources and our talent throughout all of upstate New York and we are anticipating a 1+1=3 positive result from it, both for our customers and our company,” said Brian Tuohey, Owner and CEO of The Collins Companies.

Joe Clemente will take on the role as Director of Operations in New York for Collins and will manage both locations.

“We have a very talented and experienced technical sales and customer service team,” he commented. 

“I look forward to leading our New York locations in the supply of current and new products and services to our entire customer base including our global accounts.”

 Headquartered in East Windsor, Connecticut, The Collins Companies is comprised of Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Collins Controls, Niagara Controls, Collins Niagara, Power House Supply Co. and International Valve and Instrument.

The distributor has nine locations throughout New England and upstate New York.