Gilbertsville’s Penflex Helps Promote Houston Economy
A Penflex hose product (at top) and the entrance to its Gilbertsville location
GILBERTSVILLE PA – Penflex Corporation, the company on Industrial Drive that designs and manufactures flexible metal hose and braid used worldwide, said Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020) it joined a Houston TX organization to promote that region’s economy. Its membership in the Greater Houston Partnership follows Penflex’s opening of a new warehouse in Houston earlier this year, the firm added.
Company officials told the partnership Houston had “long played an important role in the growth” of its business in industrial markets that include the oil, gas, and power generation sectors. Penflex President Nate Barker said it looked forward to help the partnership achieve its goals “while meeting other business leaders equally dedicated” to seeing the city thrive.
“With a physical presence, we now have access to the kind of talent that will help our business grow,” according to Chris Cooper, Penflex Houston’s warehouse manager. “Up-skilling welders and cross-training engineers are top priorities for us as we develop products to better serve traditional industries, while also looking to spur innovation within companies that are redefining the energy sector,” he said.
In addition to its Gilbertsville and Houston operations, Penflex also maintains warehouses in Atlanta and Chicago, and operates a second manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to serve the Asia Pacific market.