Thursday, November 1, 2012

by Ed Arnold (

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.

Financial terms of the acquisitions were not released.

The House of Pumps and Hydragear have a regional presence in northern Louisiana, eastern Texas and southern Arkansas, so those acquisitions will allow Centro to reach a new set of customers.

Memphis-based Centro is a sales representative and distributor for valves, pumps, mixers and other products for the flow-control industry. Centro was a Memphis Business Journal Small Business Award winner in May.

Original article appeared in the Memphis Business Journal.