FasTest Partners with Innovative Fluid Power to Expand Distribution Coverage in U.S.

FasTest adds IFP’s South and West Divisions to Cover Seven Additional States

Minneapolis, MN—April 19, 2017—FasTest, Inc. broadens their partnership with distribution partner, Innovative Fluid Power to expand distribution coverage throughout the south and plains states. IFP’s West and South divisions will join IFP North and Iowa Fluid Power as FasTest distribution partners and combine to cover thirteen states throughout the Midwest.

Innovative Fluid Power will partner with FasTest to promote the FasTest brands throughout the manufacturing industries in the Midwest, and provide technical support to previously under-served customers. IFP will specifically focus on FasTest’s product lines for the Fluid Power Industry, a market they have served for over 40 years. “We believe that partnering with a trusted company in Innovative Fluid Power will allow FasTest to quickly introduce our line of established manufacturing connectors, specifically those suited for the Fluid Power and Mobile Hydraulics industries, to previously under-served customers,” said Josh Beckfeld, Sales Manager of FasTest’s South region.

Over the last year, FasTest has made significant progress in the Fluid Power industry, introducing two new product extensions to the HPB Series and TwistMate Series product families. These new FasTest products are specifically designed to mate to 37° JIC and O-Ring Face Seal (ORFS) fittings for testing of hydraulic hose assemblies, motors, pumps, control valves, manifolds, cylinders, pipe and tubing, actuators, heaters and other hydraulic test ports.

FasTest Partners with Leading Appliances Manufacturer

FasTest Introduces Valved Appliances Quick Connector

FasTest, Inc., the industry leader in standard and customized quick connectors, has partnered with a leading global manufacturer of home appliances to engineer a custom valved quick connector. This FasTest connector will be used during functional tests of gas-fired appliances to reduce test time and increase throughput throughout the manufacturing processes.

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A long-standing customer came to FasTest with a desire to improve the efficiency of their manual functional testing process. The customer required a single action to simultaneously seal the port and open a valve to a live gas line. Prior to FasTest, the appliance manufacturer was using outdated Tuthill connectors that had poor main seal life and were difficult to repair and service in the field.

FasTest Partners with JB Industries to Expand CoreMax Aftermarket Coverage


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CoreMax Manufacturer Adds National Distributor Partner to Expand CoreMax Tool Presence

Minneapolis, MN—January 12, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces a new partnership with national distribution partner, JB Industries. For nearly 15 years, FasTest has been manufacturing the revolutionary CoreMax access valve for refrigeration manufacturers, which allows for rapid evacuation and charging of HVAC-R units.

As CoreMax’s popularity with manufacturers has continued to increase, so has demand for tooling to easily service HVAC-R units equipped with CoreMax. FasTest’s partnership with national distributor JB Industries will help provide service technicians in the field with FasTest’s world class tools for the CoreMax system, which allow service technicians to evacuate, charge and reclaim faster than with a Schrader type valve and associated tooling. “We believe that partnering with the trusted name of JB Industries will allow FasTest to quickly introduce our line of service tools to technicians in the field and ultimately make their job more simple and efficient,” said Joe Flaherty, National Sales Manager of HVAC-R at FasTest.

FasTest Introduces Ed Shirley as New HVAC-Refrigeration Sales Manager

Minneapolis, MN—January 1, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces that Ed Shirley has been hired as a Sales Manager for FasTest’s HVAC-Refrigeration business unit, effective immediately.

Mr. Shirley will oversee FasTest’s sales operations in the HVAC-R business segment, with a specific focus on key account management. “We were determined to find someone with strong industry knowledge and a history of growing business with large accounts,” said Gary Rychley, President of FasTest. “Ed is a natural fit for our organization and has worked as a representative of FasTest products for over thirty years.”

Before joining FasTest, Mr. Shirley most recently served as the President of Brodersen Associates Incorporated. His prior experience also includes sales positions at Metal Tools Incorporated and Nealco Products Incorporated. “I am very grateful to have this opportunity with rapidly growing organization in FasTest.” said Mr. Shirley. “Having worked with FasTest as a sales representative for over 30 years, I understand the commitment to innovation and growth the company has made. I’m very excited to be a part of the team.”

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