In 1963, Mr. Peter Gordon Sloan, who at the time was a factory representative for the Hansen Coupling Company, decided to open his own distributorship. Fortunately he chose Tennessee to put his new fledgling start up business. He began his company with just one product line to sell. That product was the Hansen Coupling. As the years went by he spread his business to east Tennessee with a branch office in Knoxville. When Pete decided to slow down in his senior years he sold the company to Mr.Robert Franklin in 1985. Mr. Franklin was already a very successful business man as the owner of Memphis based Franklin Electrofluid, which he still owns.
The business partnerships with manufacturers that began under Mr. Sloan, continued under Mr. Franklin's leadership. We are very fortunate to have top of the line products to sell like the Mac Valve company, PHD Inc. which the two make up the MDN network of distributors. Nothing else like this exists in industry today. Through cooperation of distributors, we have been able to attain business that would never have happened without the MDN network. We also have great products such as Bimba Mfg. Co., Continental Hydraulics, Destaco Clamping, Dorner Conveyors, Murr Electronic, Norgren Company, Oilgear Hydraulics, Patlite Corp., Piab Vacuum, Tolomatic Corp. and TRD pneumatic cylinder company.Give us your application problems to solve and let us ease your heartache.