Air Hydro Power has acquired Baker Bohnert

Louisville, KY, – Air Hydro Power LLC (AHP) located in Louisville, Kentucky has acquired assets of
Baker Bohnert LLC as of July 1, 2024.

Baker Bohnert has over 76 years of experience in the industrial distribution sector and is a market
leader in the expansion joint manufacturing for the power industry. Since 1948 they have been
solving material handling and sealing problems involving bulk solids, fluids, and air, combining
state-of-the-art products and extensive service and installation experience to meet and exceed
customer specific requirements and expectations

Third generation owner Brian Baker, President of Baker Bohnert stated: “In 1965 my grandfather said
“Service to our customers and adequate stock to take care of them” is our difference. To this day the
company has lived by that very simple motto. Becoming part of the Air Hydro Power and Houchens
Industries family solidifies our future for growth and taking care of our employees and customers”.

“Baker Bohnert has the experience and reputation for customer service, which customers need today
more than ever. This broadens the range of products and services AHP has to offer, plus helps us better
penetrate the power generation markets.” stated Matt Ott, Co-CEO of AHP.

Air Hydro Power is extremely excited to have Baker Bohnert joining the AHP team. With this
acquisition Air Hydro Power welcomes 38 new employees. In the near future they will become
employee owners in the Houchens ESOP.

About Air Hydro Power
Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Air Hydro Power LLC is an industrial distributor serving the
Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, West Virginia and southeastern Ohio
specializing in hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical automation, hose and fittings, electrical motors and
pumps. AHP has been servicing customers for over 60 years. In 2023 AHP was acquired by
Houchens Industries and became a 100% Employee-Owned Company. AHP has 25 locations and
over 370 employees including customer service, product specialists and technical engineering staff.
For more information please visit or contact Sarah McGuire at (502) 292-4243.

About Houchens Industries
Houchens is a 100% wholly owned ESOP that currently owns several operating companies in
various industries, including retail, industrial manufacturing and distribution, construction,
consumer products and insurance. Houchens’ subsidiaries and affiliates generate nearly $4 billion
in annual revenue. Houchens targets long standing growth-oriented companies with great
leadership teams that embody an employee centric focus in support of its customers, suppliers, and
the communities in which it operates. For more information, please visit

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