Press Releases

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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