Gardner Denver's product offerings expand with acquisition of Conroe Plastics Molding

April 24, 2014

Need packing fast? You can rely on Gardner Denver to deliver your well service packing in half the time of the competitors. With Gardner Denver’s recent acquisition of Conroe Plastics Molding, we plan to increase production and stock inventory.

“We’re able to provide a quick turnaround time for our customers,” says Shaz McWhirter, Gardner Denver’s territory sales manager. “We have invested a lot of money in our tooling and equipment which allows us to push the product out faster than the competition. We’re currently expanding our facilities with the goal to increase our production to allow us to carry inventory.”

In addition to a faster delivery time, Gardner Denver’s soft packing is entirely manufactured in the Conroe, Texas facility and sourced from quality raw materials. Because of our machining capabilities and propriety blends, we’re able to produce packing that doesn’t delaminate or tear apart.

Gardner Denver’s Kevlar “gold packing” is constructed with a propriety blend of polyester and cotton layers which reduce packing and plunger wear providing for a longer life. A special coating compound that includes PTFE is also applied to the packing to improve abrasion resistance. The gold packing is specifically designed for extreme service including high-pressure, high-wear and high-temperature applications.

“We never had a complaint on any of the packing that we sold last year,” says McWhirter. While he acknowledges much of packing life is determined by proper installation, McWhirter says “our customers often tell us our packing lasts longer than the competition.”

McWhirter says with the recent acquisition, Conroe Plastics Molding will now be hiring a full engineering team to evaluate the processes, the tooling and the final product to see how Gardner Denver can make an even more superior packing product. This engineering expansion follows Gardner Denver’s goal to continue to be number one in innovation and customer service.

For more information about our packing, please contact Gardner Denver at 1-866 GDPUMPS (1-866-437-8677) or visit Come visit us at OTC in our Booth #5849. 

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