JGB Hose Enterprises
Liverpool, NY-based JGB Hose is a company that made
our 2014 Big 50 List (based on 2013 sales) at No. 49, but
missed the cut this past year – by one spot – despite another year of solid sales growth in 2014.
Founded in 1977, JGB services a broad range of customers across the automotive, marine, petroleum, dairy,
construction, and defense industries. To the U.S. Armed
Forces, NATO and various foreign military, JGB provides
OEM spare parts, accessories, and components used in
aerospace, ground support, and shipboard applications. In
2014, JGB filled more than 10,000 contract and purchase
orders with the U.S. Department of Defense and other
Besides its Liverpool, NY headquarters, the company
also has offices in Buffalo, Charlotte, St. Louis, and Williston, ND. The company’s headcount was 230 as of late
December. Since 2007, JGB has supported nearly two
dozen charitable organization.
The company launched a revamped, mobile-friendly
website this past August, www.jgbhose.com, to provide
its partners with the most up-to-date and easy-to-find
online catalog of hose, hose assemblies, and fittings.
JGB Vice President Steve Starrantino says his company
is one to watch because of “our innovation and forward
thinking with our web development and strong under-
standing of how to adapt to market changes.” He also
noted how the company has diversified its 80,000 SKU
product offering to address MRO markets, and increased
its inventory by millions of dollars to facilitate JIT supply
In 2016, JGB is launching a customer-interactive hose
tracking site that allows users to access the company’s
database in an effort to support life cycle management.
Scott Industrial Systems
Dayton, OH-based Scott Industrial is a full-line fluid power
distributor, offering expertise in hydraulics, pneumatics,
electronic control systems, and repair. In addition to distribution, the company designs and manufactures power
units and test stands.
Scott Industrial ( www.scottindustrial.com) assembles
and tests cast iron and aluminum gear pumps and motors,
and assembles mobile valves, offering shipping within 48
hours of order on both services. The company’s service
department is an authorized warranty repair center for
many of its suppliers, repairing in-house as well as offering field service. Family-owned since 1948, Scott Industrial
has 85 employees servicing Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West
Virginia, Tennessee, and western Pennsylvania.
2015 was a year of dynamic growth for Scott Industrial
Systems. On July 31, it cut the ribbon on an 18,000 square
foot expansion to its production and warehouse area. The
company also added an engineering lab for its electronic
controls programming, setup, and test. Scott Industrial
has doubled its engineering staff over the last three years
to accommodate increased customer demand for com-
plete technical solutions.
Along with adding a fourth test stand, the company
added inventory in 2015 and dedicated a test stand for
aluminum gear pumps and motors.
“We are a successful, independently-owned distributor
in a world of huge conglomerates,” says Christy Logan,
President of Scott Industrial Systems.
“We have doubled our business over the last 15 years
and are working to double again in the next five. I
attribute our success to hiring and retaining talented
employees and expanding our capabilities to meet our