Announcements

Centro Inc. Automation & Robotics Division appointed as Distributor for Yaskawa Motoman

May 20, 2019

Centro Inc. with offices in Little Rock and El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile and Birmingham, AL, Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville, TN has been appointed as the a distributor for Yaskawa Motoman collaborative robots.Centro will distribute the Motoman collaborative robot from Yaskawa in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Northern half of Louisiana.The Yaskawa Motoman product line will become part of the Automation @ Robotics Division which is managed...

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JERRY WALLING, CENTRO DIVISION SALES MANAGER, ON THE RETHINK ROBOTICS ACQUISITION BY THE HAHN GROUP

March 26, 2019

In February, 2019 Jerry Walling traveled to Frankfurt Germany to participate in the first Global Distributor meeting sponsored by the Hahn Group for Rethink Robotics distributors. During the meeting the Hahn leadership team discussed their vision for Rethink and where they see the collaborative robotics industry going in the near and long term future.

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Terry Hissong joins Centro in Arkansas

March 21, 2019

Centro is pleased to welcome Terry Hissong to Centro as Territory Manager in the Northwestern Arkansas sales territory based in Springdale.Terry has outstanding experience in nearly all of Centro product lines plus more than 20 years of experience in outside sales of technical products and customer solutions. Terry will be part of the Little Rock sales team and will be responsible for the six Centro product divisions.

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Centro, Inc. Acquires Machine Automation of Knoxville TN

February 26, 2019

We are pleased to announce that today Centro finalized our acquisition of Machine Automation of Knoxville. Mike Messer who has owned and operated the company for 23 years will remain with Centro. Machine Automation is a solutions provider with an emphasis Automation @ Robotics.

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AVENTICS Appoints Centro, Inc. a Distributor in the Southeast

January 15, 2019

Effective November 2, 2018 Emerson@s AVENTICS has entered into a distribution agreement with Centro, Inc.Emerson@s AVENTICS is one of the world@s leading manufacturers of pneumatic components, systems, and customer-specific industrial automation applications. AVENTICS products and applications fulfill customer@s needs in multiple sectors including factory automation, commercial vehicles, food and beverage packaging, railway technology, energy, and marine propulsion controls.

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Guy Adams Joins Centro in Birmingham AL

December 10, 2018

Centro is pleased to welcome Guy Adams to Centro as Territory Manager in the Central Alabama (j) territory. Guy has outstanding experience in nearly all of Centro product lines plus more than 20 years of experience in outside sales of technical products and customer solutions. Guy will be part of the Birmingham sales team and will be responsible for the six Centro product divisions.

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Centro, Inc. Appointed as Aventics Distributor

November 09, 2018

Centro has been appointed by Aventics as a distributor for the entire Centro trading area including: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, the Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi, Northern Louisiana and Arkansas.Aventics will become part of the Automation @ Robotics division at Centro. Aventics products will be combined with Emerson products such as Asco and Numatics to create solutions for customers in a wide range of industries.

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Centro, Inc. Appointed as High Tech Distributor by ROLLON Group

July 03, 2018

Centro has been appointed by ROLLON as the High Tech Distributor for the entire Centro trading area including: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, the Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi, Northern Louisiana and Arkansas.

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Centro, Inc. Acquires Advanced Industry Support Inc. of Memphis

June 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce that today Centro finalized our acquisition of Advanced Industry Support Inc. of Memphis. AISI was founded by Danny Hodges and John Andreuccetti. AISI is a solutions provider with services that includes integration of electrical and mechanical products to create automation solutions for industrial customers.AISI will operate as a wholly owned Centro company and will work with the Centro sales organization to serve customers as part of the Automation @ Robotics Division...

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Centro Inc. Automation & Robotics Division Appointed as Distributor for Rethink Robotics

June 12, 2018

Centro Inc. with offices in Little Rock and El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile and Birmingham, AL, Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as the a distributor for Rethink Robotics. Robotics and Automation News covered the appointment in an article found here.Centro will distribute the Sawyer collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Northern half of Louisiana.The Rethink Robotics product line will become pa...

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Dean Parrish Joins Centro in Kentucky

June 05, 2018

Centro is pleased to welcome Dean Parrish to Centro as Territory Manager in the Central Kentucky territory (Z). Dean has outstanding experience in nearly all of Centro product lines plus more than 20 years of experience in outside sales of technical products and customer solutions. Dean will be starting in his new role in June.

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Centro Reinvents Itself in the Automation & Robotics Industry

June 01, 2018

The Memphis Business Journal recently interviewed Jerry Walling, Automation @ Robotics Division Sales Manager for Centro, Inc.How a successful company is developing new competencies, markets and customers.

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Justin Richmond joins the Centro El Dorado AR Team

June 01, 2018

Centro is proud and grateful to welcome Justin Richmond to the Inside Sales and Technical Support team at Centro in El Dorado AR. Justin has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia AR, along with an Associate degree in web design from Southern Arkansas Community College in El Dorado . His previous work history in the storeroom at Lanxess (Chemtura/GLCC) allowed him to learn about Centro, and become familiar with some of the products we represent.

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Jim Shackelford Joins Centro Birmingham

May 16, 2018

The Birmingham office is pleased to announce that Jim Shackelford will be joining our team. Jim has worked in the industrial distribution business for many years. His experience in fluid power, instrumentation, control valves, pumps, and many other products will make him a valuable member of the team. All of us in Birmingham have known Jim for a long time. We are happy to have him join us, not just as a colleague, but as a friend. Please welcome him to the Centro family.

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Jeff Ipsen Joins Centro North Little Rock

May 16, 2018

Jeff Ipsen has joined the inside sales/technical support team in the Centro North Little Rock location. Jeff has an undergraduate degree from Texas A@M University, Texarkana campus. He has held jobs in inside sales and customer service in the home improvement industry, financial industry, advertising and office equipment.

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Michael Oliver Joins Centro Memphis

May 01, 2018

Michael Oliver has joined the inside sales/technical support team at Centro in the Memphis branch. Michael has an outstanding inside sales background plus experience in electrical panel fabrication. Most recently he was at Kele @ Associates a very successful HVAC distributor based in Memphis. He has also worked for the Trane Company and Johnson Controls.

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Jamila Leonard Joins Centro North Little Rock

May 01, 2018

Jamila Leonard joined the Centro Little Rock Staff. Jamila is joining the Technical Support / Inside Sales team at Centro. She will be in training to replace Lloyd Hodges as he retires later this year in vacuum, blower, pump and filtration technologies. Jamila has a Chemistry Degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she was an Honors Scholar and on the Dean’s List. She also won top awards for Student and Faculty Research for 2-years running. As a Technical Service Representativ...

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Centro Opens New Theodore AL Branch Location

February 26, 2018

Centro established its first Alabama location as a result of the company@s acquisition of Technical Specialties Inc in December 2012. For the past 5 years the company has operated its branch in a leased space in Spanish Fort AL.Early in 2017 Centro began construction on a new company owned location in Theodore AL. On January 23rd, 2018 Centro relocated from our leased space into a new 5,000 square foot branch. The construction of the branch and the move to the new location was led by Melissa Rob...

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Centro Inc. Appointed by Dorner Conveyor

February 26, 2018

Centro Inc. (www.CentroSolves.com) with offices in Little Rock and El Dorado, AR, Shreveport, LA, Mobile and Birmingham, AL, and Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as a distributor for Dorner Conveyor Systems.Centro will distribute Dorner Conveyor Systems as part of the Automation @ Robotics Division which is led by Jerry Walling, Division Sales Manager at Centro.

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Centro Inc. Appointed by Danfoss

February 26, 2018

Centro Inc. (www.CentroSolves.com) with offices in Little Rock and El Dorado, AR, Shreveport, LA, Mobile and Birmingham, AL, and Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as a distributor for Danfoss Adjustable Frequency Drives.Centro will distribute Danfoss and Vacon product lines in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Northern half of Louisiana.The Danfoss Drives product line will become part of the Pump @ Seal division which is led by Greg ...

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Centro Inc. Launches Virtual Centro College Sales Training Program

February 25, 2018

Centro College was founded 15 years ago to create the best trained technical sales organization in our industry. Over that period of time Centro grew from 3 locations and 9 salespeople to 8 locations and 22 salespeople.For the past 15 years the program was instructor lead with meetings in Memphis TN and Little Rock AR. Our salespeople would travel in each month for a full day of product training and professional skills development. At the end of December, 2017 management realized that the compan...

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Amber McIntosh Joins Centro Team

December 20, 2017

Centro is pleased to announce Amber McIntosh has joined Centro in a new territory based in Bowling Green KY. She will cover Western Kentucky including Owensboro, Calvert City and Paducah. Amber has an outstanding background in industrial sales and holds an MBA from Bethel University. She will be responsible for customer and sales development in both the process and the discreet manufacturing markets.

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Alan Waxler, Finalist for Memphis Business Journal's CFO of the Year

December 19, 2017

Congratulations to Centro, Inc@s chief financial officer, Alan Waxler, who was named one of four finalist in Memphis Business Journal@s CFO of the Year in the small private company category. The following is an interview conducted by the MBJ.

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Alan Waxler, Finalist for Memphis Business Journal's CFO of the Year

October 23, 2017

Congratulations to Centro, Inc@s chief financial officer, Alan Waxler, who was named one of four finalists in Memphis Business Journal@s CFO of the Year in the small private company category. The following is an interview conducted by the MBJ. This article appeared in the Memphis Business Journal on October 20, 2017 on page 21.

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Centro Inc. Appointed by Denso Robotics

September 15, 2017

Centro, Inc. with offices in Little Rock and El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile and Birmingham, AL, Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as the a distributor for Denso Robotics.Centro will distribute Denso product line in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Northern half of Louisiana.

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Memphis Employee Receives Surprise Help After Housefire

September 08, 2017

Seven years after Libby Graves contacted WREG@s @Pass It On@ concerning an employee who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, she received the surprise of her life when Tim Simpson and the Channel 3 news crew show up to help her in her time of need. @What goes around comes around,@ said Elisha Escue who contacted the station after Libby and her son lost everything but the clothes on their backs in a housefire.

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Centro Inc. Appointed as Compact Automation Distributor

August 05, 2017

Centro Inc. Appointed as Compact Automation Distributor Centro Inc. www.CentroSolves.com with offices in Memphis, Little Rock, AR, El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile AL, Birmingham AL, Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as a distributor for Compact Automation products. Centro will distribute the high performance automation product line in Alabama, the Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Western Tennessee.

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MBJ Small Business Award-winner shares secrets of success

July 13, 2017

Micahel Gallagher, President of Centro, Inc., authored the following article that appeard in the Guest Column section of the Memphis Business Journal, July 13, 2017 edition. It can be found online at: Secrets of Success.In 2012, after being a finalist three times, Centro Inc. was selected as MBJ@s Small Business Awards (SBA) winner in the 25-75 employee category.We have grown since then to 103 employees and added new locations in Alabama. In 2016, I was honored to be recognized with MBJ@s Execut...

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MCAA Discussion: Social Media – Industry Disconnect

June 27, 2017

Social Media enables users to create and share content. Sounds easy@but what tools do you use? How do you measure ROI? How do you keep content relevant and engage customers? The list of challenges goes on and on. During this session at the MCAA Industry Forum on April 24, 2017, a panel of industry experts addressed these questions and shared their experiences on issues that resonate across the industry today.

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Centro. Inc is New Nelson Heat Trace Distributor

June 26, 2017

Nelson Heat Trace is pleased to announce the assignment of Centro, Inc. as the new Sales Representative and Distributor for Kentucky, middle and western Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and the Florida panhandle as well as Distributor for Arkansas.

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Michael Gallagher Gives Keynote at 2017 MBJ Small Business Awards

June 07, 2017

Mike Gallagher, CEO of Centro Inc., gave the 2017 keynote address at the Memphis Business Journal@s Small Business Awards amid an evening of laughter, tears and an enormous amount of entrepreneurial spirit. In 2016 Gallagher took home the MBJ@s Executive of the Year Award after leading Centro to win the Small Business of the Year award in 2012 and cracking the Top 100 privately held business list in 2014.

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Centro, Inc. Appointed by NES Vacuum Pumps as Distributor for Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Northern Louisiana and the Panhandle of Florida

January 03, 2017

NES Company Inc. manufacturers and distributes an extensive selection of pumping equipment for the industrial, commercial, and heating markets. NES specializes in Nash* liquid ring vacuum pumps. NES product lines include a large selection of replacement Nash* pumps up to 42,000 CFM, engineered systems, as well as one of the largest selection of remanufactured Nash* pumps.

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL NAMES CENTRO INCORPORATED A WINNER OF THE MEMPHIS 2016 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

December 15, 2016

Centro Incorporated has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Commercial Appeal. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

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MBJ's CFO of the Year finalist: Alan Waxler with Centro Inc.

October 24, 2016

Alan Waxler, Chief financial officer, Centro Inc. Category: Private Company (More than $50 million annual revenue) Centro is an industrial distributor and manufacturer@s representative. As CFO, Alan Waxler manages all financial functions. He has a BBA from the University of Memphis, and prior to joining Centro, he was executive vice president of Waxler Transportation.

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MBJ TOP 100 PRIVATE COMPANIES

June 21, 2016

June 17, 2016,@Centro, Inc. has been recognized on the Memphis Business Journal@s list of the Top 100 Private Companies in Memphis Ranked by 2015 Gross Revenue.

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MCAA Testimonial

June 14, 2016

Mike Gallagher talks about his involvement and appreciation for MCAA.

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Mike Gallagher - 2016 Executive of the Year

June 07, 2016

At the 36th Small Business Awards Michael Gallagher, CEO of Centro, Inc., took home the Executive of the Year Award 2016. Gallagher has lead Centro since purchasing it in 2001. During that time the company has grown steadily making key acquisitions across the southeast. As CEO Michael has guided Centro to win the Small Business of the Year award in 2012 and cracking the Top 100 privately held business list in 2014. Congratulations Mr. Gallagher on a well-deserved honor.

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Gallagher Elected Director-At-Large For Mcaa

November 25, 2015

MCAA Elects New Leaders for 2016 The Measurement, Control @ Automation Association elected Joseph Incontri, Director of Marketing and Projects at KROHNE Inc., as its Chairman for 2016. Robert Carrell, President of Hoffer Flow Controls (who will continue on the Board as Past Chairman), will pass a virtual gavel to the new Chairman during a meeting of the Board of Directors on December 7. The elections were completed by letter ballot of the membership during November. Mr. Incontri currently ser...

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Centro Inc. Appointed As Seebach Filtration Distributor

August 23, 2015

Centro Inc., with offices in Memphis and Nashville, TN, Little Rock and El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, and Mobile AL, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Seebach Filtration.@

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Centro Inc. Appointed by Quest-Tec Solutions

August 23, 2015

Centro Inc.@with offices in Memphis, Little Rock, AR, El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile AL, Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as the exclusive distributor and representative for Quest-Tec Solutions.

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Centro Inc. Appointed as Verder Pumps Distributor

August 23, 2015

Centro Inc.@with offices in Memphis, Little Rock, AR, El Dorado, AR Shreveport, LA, Mobile AL, Memphis and Nashville, TN has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Verder Pumps.@

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Centro, Inc Honored in Inaugural Pacesetters Awards

July 09, 2015

Memphis, TN, July 8, 2015 @ Centro, Inc has been named as one of the inaugural honorees in the Memphis Business Journal@s Pacesetters Award. The award honors the fastest-growing private companies in the Mid-South who consistently and substantially grew revenue year-over-year in the Mid-South. To qualify each Pacesetter had to be an independent company with an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the three most recent years.

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MROY® Series' New Global Platform

July 01, 2015

Milton Roy is pleased to announce that the@mRoy@ series metering pump@design has been upgraded to solidly reinforce its position as a truly global product platform.

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Centro Inc. welcomes Brown Fired Heaters

September 25, 2014

In the Process and Sanitary Equipment division at Centro, Inc., a new piece of equipment has been added.@ The Brown Fired Heaters is a product line that can be used in a large variety of companies.

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Centro Ranked a Top Memphis Company

July 31, 2014

Memphis, TN, June 20, 2014 @ Memphis Business Journal ranked Centro, Inc. the 89th Top Private Company for 2012-2013, as well as the 7th Fastest Growing Private Company in the Memphis Metropolitan Area.@

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Centro Employees Keep Green Bay Delivering Cardboard

June 09, 2014

A specialty distributor and sales representative company focused on customers in industries where manufacturing process flow control of fluids, solids and gases is a critical success factor.

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Sustaining Centro Culture Key During Rapid Growth

May 22, 2014

by Memphis Business JournalCentro@Inc. is one of the finalists for the Memphis Business Journal@s annual Small Business Awards in the 61+ Employee category@. To see more from Centro and all the other finalists, check out the special section in the May 16 edition.

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Finalists Chosen for 34th SBAs

March 14, 2014

by Memphis Business Journal @ A panel of independent judges will select winners in each category. @ Finalists in the category of 1-25 employees include: @ Agape North,@Joe Williams, CEO/co-founder; Medford Roofing,@Meghan Medford, president; Memphis Reprographics,@Chris McNally,@Greg McNally@and@Gary Pind, owners; Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC,Matthew Patrick, managing member; and Tioga Environmental Consultants Inc.,Maggie Strom, president,@Larkin Myers, vice president.

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Some Promising, Growing Companies Just Miss The List

June 21, 2013

Bill Wellborn Editor -@Memphis Business Journalwww.bizjournals.com @ There are at least 100 private companies that report 2012 revenue of more than $42 million. @ And there are a handful of private firms that have had plenty of growth and success but fell just short of being included in our annual Top 100 Largest Private Companies list.

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hat Project Or Endeavor Do You Plan To Finance With A Loan This Year?

January 25, 2013

by Memphis Business Journal @ Dana Burkett Senior vice president First State Bank @ Given the current interest rate environment, the cost of borrowing remains extremely attractive. That, coupled with some pent-up demand, has motivated many of my business clients and prospects to request loans for building expansion, equipment purchases and working capital needs.

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Centro Inc. announces 7th acquisition of 2012

December 21, 2012

by Cole Epley (cepley@bizjournals.com)It’s been a busy year for Centro Inc., a Memphis-based sales representative and distributor of valves, pumps, mixers and other products for the flow control industry. So far in 2012, it has made six announcements of mergers or acquisitions.

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Centro Inc. acquires House of Pumps and Hydragear of Louisiana

November 01, 2012

by@Ed Arnold (earnold@bizjournals.com)Centro Inc. has purchased two more companies in Louisiana, continuing its regional expansion.The House of Pumps of Doyline, La., and Hydragear of Shreveport, La., join Clements @ Associates and Meredith Air Controls of Nashville as Centro’s third and fourth acquisitions since May.

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Small Business of the Year 2012

June 01, 2012

@ Centro focused on continued success by creating jobs, opportunities.by@Ed Arnold (earnold@bizjournals.com)The third time was the charm for Centro Inc. at Memphis Business Journal@s 32nd Small Business Awards program held May 24.

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Small Business Finalist 2011

March 18, 2011

Finalists have been chosen in four categories for Memphis Business Journal’s 31st annual Small Business Awards program.MBJ staffers who voted on the selections are calling the group of companies and executives the most impressive and interesting in many years.

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CFO of the Year 2010

October 22, 2010

David Forell, vice president and CFO of Centro Inc., won in the $10 million to $50 million category. Forell and partner Mike Gallagher purchased Centro, a distributor of flow control products, in 2001.

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Centro Announces Partnership With Energy Star

May 18, 2009

Centro Inc.@today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Centro Inc.@s voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency@s ENERGY STAR means that Centro will be working toward helping their clients improve the energy efficiency and performance of their operations and processes; Centro believes that an organization-wide energy management approach will help their clients enhance their financial health and aid in preservin...

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Energy Savings Audits

March 20, 2009

Centro works closely with customers to optimize their facilities@@ energy use. These actions include: Steam System Surveys Steam Trap Audit Boiler Audit Steam Flow Monitoring Natural Gas Consumption Monitoring Heat Trace Design:@Design,@Supervision...

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Centro Appointed Representative By Tower Tech Inc

January 01, 2009

Centro Inc.@has been appointed as a distributor for the Tower Tech cooling towers. This is an expansion of the Centro authorization to cover the Centro location in Nashville and includes the Middle Tennessee territory.Centro Inc., founded in Memphis in 1970, is a specialty representative and distributor company focusing on customers in the Process Flow Market in Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Northern Alabama and Northern Louisiana. The company serves customer through five focused d...

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Centro Pumps Up Revenue

December 26, 2008

by@Trey Heath (theath@bizjournals.com)Amidst one of the most challenging credit markets to hit the U.S., Memphis-based Centro Inc., has acquired yet another company for more than $1 million, its fourth acquisition since 2001.@Centro has secured ownership of its former competitor Trigon Engineering Co.@s Memphis operation.

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Centro, Inc. Acquires Memphis Operations Of Trigon Engineering Company

December 16, 2008

Centro Inc.@of Memphis TN has announced the acquisition of the Memphis operations of Trigon Engineering of Little Rock. The Arkansas operations of Trigon Engineering will continue to operate under the leadership of Gary Lee, founder and president of Trigon Engineering Co.

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Finalists Named For Best Places To Work

September 01, 2008

by@Trey Heath (theath@bizjournals.com)Finalists have been named in Memphis Business Journal @s 4th annual Best Places to Work competition.

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Centro Appointed Gardner Denver Dist For Ar

August 02, 2008

Centro Inc.@with offices in Memphis, Little Rock, El Dorado, Shreveport and Nashville has been appointed as distributor for the Gardner Denver compressor division. This new authorization expands the territory serviced by Centro through their Shreveport LA branch, for all of Arkansas where Centro serves the market with two branches in El Dorado, AR and in North Little Rock, AR.

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Centro Inks Two Deals

August 01, 2008

Process flow distributor Centro Inc. @has signed two new distribution deals that company officials expect will add almost $2 million in revenue in the next few years.Centro, a Memphis-based distributor of instrumentation, valves, filtration products and pumps, has finalized deals to distribute Flowserve Corp. pump seals and Gardner Denver, Inc., compressors.

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Centro Appointed As Flowserve Seal Distributor

July 19, 2008

Centro Inc.@ with offices in Memphis, Little Rock, El Dorado, Shreveport and Nashville has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the Flowserve Seal Division. This new authorization is for the territory serviced by Centro in Northern Louisiana through their Shreveport LA branch and for Arkansas where Centro serves the market with two branches in El Dorado and in North Little Rock. Flowserve has also approved selected coverage by Centro through their Memphis location of accounts in Weste...

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Distributor Of Distinction Award

May 10, 2008

Centro Inc.@has received the Distributor of Distinction Award from Ashcroft Inc.@ This award was presented to Centro in recognition for Centro@s sales growth and total sales volume of Ashcroft gauges and other process instruments in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.@ Ashcroft executives Robert DiVita, national sales manager for distributor sales and Gary Hedine, regional sales manager for the southeastern USA presented the award to Michael Gallagher, president of Centro and Andy Silas, divisi...

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Centro Inc Selected By Tyco Thermal Controls As O

May 10, 2008

Centro Inc.@ has been selected by Tyco Thermal Controls@ as one of the top three Small Market Sales Representatives in the USA based on sales of Raychem, P and Tracer products in the period of 2005 through 2007. Centro was recognized at the Tyco Thermal National Sales Meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville on April 29th by Tyco Thermal National Sales Manger Joe Brick. The award was presented to Michael Gallagher, president of Centro and Stuart White, division sales manager of the Val...

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El Dorado Open House

July 05, 2007

Centro Inc.@was recognized by the El Dorado Arkansas Chamber of Commerce at an open house of the newest and fifth location of this Memphis based flow control distributor.@As reported in the November 16, 2006 edition of the Memphis Business Journal, Centro acquired BAT Pump @ Supply of El Dorado AR on October 31, 2006.@

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Centro Purchases Shreveport Industrial Supplier As Part Of Ongoing Expansion Plan

April 07, 2007

Centro Inc.@has purchased Pelican Industrial Equipment Co. in a move that continues the company@s expansion to industrial clients over a five-state area.The deal marks the second major acquisition for the Memphis-based company since owners Michaels Gallagher and Dave Forell took over Centro in December 2001.@ In October 2003, the partners purchased Green Controls, Inc., of Little Rock.

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Piping Hot

February 25, 2007

by@Einat Paz-Frankel (ep@bizjournals.com) @ Everything that flows through pipes is Mike Gallagher@s business. @ Excited about valves, pumps and instrumentation, Gallagher makes one forget his company distributes some of the highly obscure elements that make the manufacturing industry -- and him -- tick.

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Memphis Based Centro Acquires Arkansas Distributor

November 10, 2006

Centro Inc.@has acquired BAT Pump @ Supply Co. for more than $1 million.@Centro distributes industrial solutions to the manufacturing industry, including valves, filters and pumps. The acquisition of El Dorado, Ark.-based BAT, an industrial pumps distributor, will further expand Centro@s pump business, says Centro president Michael Gallagher.

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Centro Lands Invensys Eurotherm Distribution Deal

April 01, 2004

Centro Inc. @has landed a deal as representative/distributor for@Invensys Eurotherm

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Centro Buys Green Controls

November 05, 2003

Centro, a supplier of flow control solutions to industry, has bought Jacksonville, Ark.-based Green Controls, Inc. @ The combined company that will operate as Centro, Inc., will represent all of the product lines represented by Green Controls, including Foxboro Instrumentation.

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Purchase Of Green Opens Up New Market In North Louisiana

November 04, 2003

A 32-year-old Memphis company has bought a Little Rock competitor that opens new markets in north Louisiana. @ Flow control specialist Centro Inc. of Memphis closed its acquisition of Little Rock@s Green Controls Inc. on Friday, said Centro president Mike Gallagher. Negotiations began in March. @ @We acquired their assets and identity,@ Gallagher said.

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Slump Can't Stop Leaps Into Business Ownership

August 11, 2003

Displaced executives Dave Forell and Mike Gallagher wanted to stay in Memphis, run a business the way they wanted and avoid adding to a collective number of moves already in the teens. @ Ministers Walter and Alice Smith wanted to do their part for economic development in their community while ministering to others.

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