Joe Clemente To Manage The Collins Companies Operations In Upstate New York

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. – The Collins Companies, one of the largest privately-held industrial distributors of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and engineered specialties serving the Northeast, today announced its decision to fully acquire the assets of Niagara Controls LLC in Buffalo, NY and consolidate the management with their Collins Niagara Division in Syracuse, NY. Joseph A. Clemente, who was the Managing Partner of Niagara Controls LLC, will now provide direction and guidance to both of these Collins’ divisions.

These divisions were established as start-ups in upstate New York 14 years ago and each has grown to become a dominant industrial player in each of their respective marketplaces. “This consolidation of management and direction will allow us to maximize the utilization of both our resources and our talent throughout all of upstate New York and we are anticipating a 1+1=3 positive result from it, both for our customers and our company.” Said Brian Tuohey, Owner and CEO of The Collins Companies.

Joe Clemente will be taking on the role as Director of Operations in New York for Collins and he will be managing both locations. “We have a very talented and experienced technical sales and customer service team. I look forward to leading our New York locations in the supply of current and new products/services to our entire customer base including our global accounts.”


About The Collins Companies:  The Collins Companies is one of the largest industrial distributors of pipe, valves, and fittings (PVF) and engineered specialties serving the Northeast. Founded over 100 years ago, the company is one of the oldest PVF firms in the industry and has seen unprecedented growth in the past few years. The Collins Companies expert team ensures that all technical needs of clients are met or exceeded with the goal to not just sell product, but to become a value-added partner that delivers maximum benefit from every dollar that their customers expend. The firm’s engineering services are utilized around the globe and their technical ability and knowledge is in demand by customers in all corners of the world. The corporate office is located in East Windsor, Conn., in a 60,000 sq. ft. distribution and actuation center housing the entire product line. The Collins Companies is comprised of Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Collins Controls, Niagara Controls, Collins Niagara, and International Valve and Instrument, which is their full-line valve repair and safety relief valve testing and setting operation.

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