Hose of South Texas joins TIPCO Technologies

Owings Mills, Maryland, Apr. 2nd, 2024 – TIPCO Technologies (“TIPCO”) and Hose
of South Texas (“HOST”) are proud to announce their partnership. With a shared vision
based on people, partnerships, and innovation, Hose of South Texas will be joining
TIPCO in its mission to become the largest independent distributor of fluid conveyance
and sealing solutions in the United States. Hose of South Texas will continue to operate
under the leadership of Tripp Batey as President.

Hose of South Texas has been setting the industry standard in industrial and hydraulic
hose since 1978. For over four decades, they have proudly served South Texas and
beyond, earning a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unparalleled customer
service. HOST stands apart from competitors by consistently delivering top-tier products
and exceeding customer expectations with their unmatched service standards. Their
commitment to excellence has enabled them to build strong relationships with
customers in South Texas and beyond, making HOST a trusted partner in various

“Hose of South Texas is thrilled to be joining the TIPCO team. The model and vision of
TIPCO is what fueled our excitement. What TIPCO is creating is different from anything
else in the current landscape of distribution”, stated Tripp Batey. “Our philosophy
extends beyond simply selling hose, we prioritize finding solutions for our customers.
This partnership with TIPCO aligns perfectly with our goal. Driven by our dedication to
customer satisfaction, we are eager to broaden our product range and pioneer new
methods to meet their needs.”

Established in 1888, TIPCO has earned its position as an elite provider of
comprehensive fluid solutions. December of 2023 marked a significant milestone as
TIPCO expanded nationwide through a strategic merger with HydraTech Industrial
Solutions, catapulting its presence to 30 locations spanning 15 states. Emphasizing
technology integration, strategic channel alignment, and customer-centric approaches,
TIPCO remains at the forefront of the industry. Under the leadership of Brad Marshall
and Rob Lyons, TIPCO is poised for continued expansion and success.

Rob Lyons, CEO of Commercial Business, expressed excitement, stating, “The
partnership between TIPCO and HOST centers around our shared desire to build
people and foster strong partnerships. As we envision our future together, we prioritize
ways to support growth and cultivate distinctive careers for our talented team.”

The partnership between TIPCO Technologies and HOST will result in a total of 31
locations across 15 states. This strategic move significantly boosts TIPCO’s presence in
the dynamic Texas markets, further establishing its prominence in the region. As this
collaboration progresses, we will look to build our business on a foundation of people
and partnerships, growing flexible focused solutions for our valued customers.

Rob Lyons | Brad Marshall | Tripp Batey
robl@tipcotec.com | bradm@tipcotec.com | tripp@hose-etc.com

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