David Hurd, Classic Conveyor president, said Richmond Supply, Inc. will sell and service Classic product solutions throughout Georgia with the exception of the southwest corner of the state, throughout South Carolina and in portions of North Carolina. Amerimex USA will cover Lousiana, Arkansas, Western Mississippi and the Southwest portion of Tennessee.
Richmond is headquartered in Augusta, GA, with offices in Savannah, GA and Florence, SC. Amerimex is headquartered in Crossett, AR with branches in Baton Rouge, LA and New Orleans, LA. Both companies are already distributors for Fenner Dunlop conveyor belting.
"This region is extremely important in the mining, aggregates, pulp and paper, and power industries," said Hurd, "and these two companies are well positioned to help us expand our customer base in their respective territories."
Headquartered in Blairsville, PA, Fenner Dunlop Classic Conveyor manufactures and services components such as belt pre-cleaners, impact beds, primary belt scrapers, idlers, pulleys, conveyor structures and other products designed to improve performance, promote safety, and prolong the lives of entire conveyor systems. It has been an integral part of Fenner Dunlop Americas since 2008, when Fenner Dunlop acquired Conveyor Services Corporation--which included Classic Conveyor Components, LoadOut Services (now Fenner Dunlop Facilities Management) and Conveyor Services SA (Chile)-to strengthen Fenner Dunlop Americas' service division.
"Richmond and Amerimex give us two more strong partners as we grow our component and service capabilities," said Steve Brisco, Classic Conveyor's North American sales manager.
Richmond began business in 1942, catering primarily to Georgia's sawmill trade. As area industry expanded, so did the company, building its inventory levels and sales force to service a wider range of manufacturing-from pulp and paper to aggregate, chemical and food processing.
"Richmond is well suited to maintain and install full conveying systems as well as supplying general MRO and safety products," said Levi W. Hill IV, president of Richmond Supply. "We are pleased to add the components of Classic Conveyor to our product lineup."
Amerimex was founded in 1972 to provide products and service to the deep sea industry.
"In recent years we have added conveyor and other specialty products," said Amerimex's Steve Audiffred. "We continue to represent market leaders in the industries we serve, and we are pleased to represent Fenner Dunlop Classic Conveyor."
Hurd said, "We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Richmond Supply and Amerimex USA."