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U.S. Bellows Acquires Lortz Manufacturing & Doubles Manufacturing Capabilities

December 2nd, 2011 Comments off

A Houston-based expansion joint manufacturer, U.S. Bellows, Inc. has acquired all bellows assets of the former Lortz Manufacturing company. This acquisition includes the fabrication equipment, expansion joint and bellows drawings, design software, customer lists, and all engineering history and other historical data associated with Lortz Manufacturing.

The expansion joint equipment was transferred from Bakersfield, California to the U.S. Bellows facility in Houston, Texas. The additional machines will be incorporated into the current U.S. Bellows location, and therefore significantly expand U.S. Bellows’ ability to provide high quality expansion joints more quickly and efficiently to customers around the world.

U.S. Bellows will be hiring and relocating some of the former Lortz welders and other employees to their manufacturing headquarters in Houston. Besides expansion joints and bellows, the company also offers field services and quick-turn service for emergency situations. U.S. Bellows has over 50 years of experience and is prepared to provide expansion joint repair, refurbishment or replacement for past Lortz-supplied expansion joints.

U.S. Bellows, a member of the Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association (EJMA), supplies an assortment of metallic and fabric expansion joints for a wide variety of applications.

Reaching out to Former Lortz Manufacturing Customers

November 5th, 2011 Comments off

The unexpected closure of Lortz Manufacturing came as a surprise to us here at U.S. Bellows. For the customers who may have been adversely impacted by the closure of Lortz Manufacturing, we are offering our products and services to you. In case you are unfamiliar with U.S. Bellows, Inc., we have been designing and manufacturing high quality engineered expansion joints since the 1960′s and are located in Houston, TX. We have also been a member of EJMA since 2002 and have representation on both the technical and management committees.

From custom metallic expansion joints to a variety of fabric expansion joints, we are bound to have the product you need for your particular application. Rest assured that your expansion joint needs can be covered by our 24/7 web-based emergency services, field services and quick-turn around time when you need it most. Please view our product line and call us at (832) 356-8812 to speak to a U.S. Bellows representative who will help accommodate your specific expansion joint requirements for continued uninterrupted operation in your piping system.



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