Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Husky Corporation Names New Regional Sales Managers

Customer Loyalty is one of Husky Corporation's five key pillars. Along with Safety, Quality, Team Building and Productivity, Husky places a special emphasis on meeting and exceeding customer expectations. That includes impeccable customer service along with providing new and innovative products in a timely manner.

As further evidence of that emphasis, Husky has named two new regional sales managers to customers and key manufacturer's representatives on behalf of the company and its affiliated brands.

Anthony (Tony) Aumiller was named East Coast Sales Manager; responsible for managing business development and customer relationships within an 18-state region and for six manufacturer’s representative agencies. Aumiller brings 14 years of executive management and sales experience to Husky, after serving most recently as Sales and Service Representative for Cintas Corporation in Philadelphia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College, in Collegeville Pennsylvania. Mr. Aumiller presently resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Tony Aumiller Names Husky Corporation East Coast Sales Manager
Raymond (Ray) Dugan Regional was named Sales Manager for the Central Great Lakes and Eastern Canada; responsible for managing business development and customer relationships in nine states, four provinces, and for six manufacturer’s representative agencies. Mr. Dugan brings 25 years of management and business development experience to Husky after serving most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing for Colossal Health, a national pharmacy supply distributor. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from West Virginia University.

Ray Dugan Named Husky Corporation Regional Sales Manager for the Central Great Lakes and Eastern Canada
“Adding these new sales professionals to the Husky organization places an enhanced level of focus on our sales force,” said Grenny Sutcliffe, Husky Corporation Vice President of Sales. “I look forward to having a person with Tony’s enthusiasm on our team. The same is true with Ray, who brings experience and drive.”

Husky is a leading manufacturer of products for the fuel dispensing industry which also has operating divisions in related industries including lube and oil products, hydrocarbon cleaning solutions, aviation fueling, and the automotive aftermarket. In addition, Husky maintains strategic relationships with firms that offer diesel exhaust fueling solutions, logistics optimization and liquid loading arms.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

New S.U.R.&R. Flaring Tool Nominated for Innovation Award

A new compact pistol grip flaring tool recently introduced by S.U.R.&R., a subsidiary of Husky Corporation, is in the running for a Professional Tool and Equipment News (PTEN) 2018 Innovation Award. The PFT409 is designed for single-person line flaring for brake and other automotive fluid line applications in tight spaces.

The PFT 409 was one of 142 productions in 27 categories nominated for recognition as innovative new products for the automotive aftermarket industry this year. Readers can learn about these products and even vote at https://www.vehicleservicepros.com/in-the-bay/tools-equipment/pten-innovation-awards. The PFT409 is number 152.

“The PFT409 is engineered so that one person can consistently create professional-grade flares, even while working in tight spaces on the vehicle. It’s easy on the hand and easy on the tech,” said Bob Joy, S.U.R.&R. National Sales Manager. “This eliminates problems with traditional flaring tools that, oftentimes, require two people to operate, are too bulky for tight spaces and produce inconsistent flares which adds labor and time to the job.”

Innovative Design for Creating Quality Flares

The PFT409 features a compact two-piece design. There is a heavy-duty hydraulic pistol grip handle that delivers 6,000 PSI of powerful crimping pressure and requires little effort to squeeze. A magnetic yoke holds the dies securely in place helping the installer avoid dropping the dies or mis-aligning the tubing during set-up. The yoke is attached to a secure-grip handle. The two pieces swivel together providing optimum control and positioning for on-vehicle flaring. For flaring off the vehicle, just remove the yoke handle and use the tool in a vice.

This short video demonstrates how this innovative flaring tool operates.

The PFT409 comes with all the punches and dies needed to create the most widely used SAE and DIN flares on S.U.R.&R. UltraBEND® (bendable, non-corrosive), steel or coated brake tubing. The tool will also create inverted flares for fuel, power steering and transmission lines.


· Sizes include 3/16”/4.75 mm, 1/4”/6 mm, 5/16”/8 mm, 3/8”/10 mm (single/double only)

· A detent ball on the hydraulic handle allows the punches to be changed quickly


· Sizes include 3/16”/4.75 mm, 1/4”/6 mm, 5/16”/8 mm, 3/8”/10 mm

· Die channels (3/16”/4.75 mm, 1/4”/6 mm sizes) are smooth to avoid tubing scarring
Grooved channels (5/16”/8 mm, 3/8”/10 mm sizes) are included for extra gripping

· Pins ensure accurate alignment of dies

· Magnetic yoke hold dies securely in place


· Brake flares: SAE Single (45° Bubble), SAE Double (45° Inverted), DIN Single (Mushroom)

· Additional inverted flares for fuel, power steering and transmission lines

“We believe service technicians will find that the PFT409 sets the benchmark for single-person, professional flaring both on and off the car,” Joy said. “It eliminates the common struggles of tool set-up, alignment and positioning experienced by techs every day so they can very quickly create high quality flares with confidence.”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Petroleum Spills and Stains Meet Their Match with Oil Baron

When  your job involves working with petroleum products, you know how tough it is to safely clean stains or spills that are inevitably left behind. But a new product called Oil Baron is changing that -- for the better. Oil Baron quickly cleans-up petroleum messes, making them non-hazardous in a matter of minutes.

The foam version of Oil Baron is very simple to use and works well on horizontal surfaces. It's also great for shop tools that are greasy.  Just spray the foam on the area that requires cleaning, let it work for a few minutes on the petroleum residue, then wipe it down with a cleaning rag. It does not require a lot of  'elbow grease' because the product itself actually breaks down the hydrocarbons.

The liquid concentrate version of Oil Baron can be applied out of a mop bucket, garden sprayer, pressure-washer or a floor scrubber. Because the dormant microbes in Oil Baron wake up when they get in the presence of  food -- which is any petroleum-based substance like oil, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel antifreeze, brake fluid and so forth -- the result will be a cleaner and safer surface. It doesn't take any more time than using a de-greaser. But it does leave you with a better result.

"Oil Baron has a neutral pH. It's not an acid that can etch surfaces. It is a water-based cleaner," said Husky Corporation Technical Service Engineer Paul Nilsen. "And with Oil Baron, all your cleaning materials are non-hazardous. For example, the mechanism of the floor scrubber will be cleaned of petroleum products that linger when using Oil Baron. The residue from the mop bucket can be washed down the drain. Cleaning rags can be disposed of without any special handling."

Oil Baron is also economical to use. This chart shows a variety of applications and the recommended dilution rates.

Whether it's a service station, convenience store or vehicle repair shop -- it's hard to keep oil where it needs to be. It gets on the floor, the tools and the equipment. And, until now, it's not been easy to fix the ensuing mess. But Oil Baron is easier on your facility and leaves things cleaner. Call 800-325-3558 or visit www.husky.com/husky/oil-baron/oil-baron for more information.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

What's a Tilt Poppet? The Ultimate in Precision Fueling!

We've all been there: Filling up the gas tank while desperately trying to get the pump to stop at precisely $10.00, because that is literally all you have in your pocket to pay for the fuel! If feels like a small victory if you are able to manipulate the handle so the flow stops exactly on the number. And it feels like a small failure when you go over!

The poppet valve assembly and the lever work together to control the flow of fuel through the nozzle. Traditional designs made it difficult to stop the flow of fuel with precision.

“The previous poppet skirt operated by opening or closing the entire poppet valve seal at the same time. That situation made it difficult to start and stop fueling at the desired level,” said Husky Engineering Manager Zach Holcomb.

So Husky Engineers focused on re-designing the poppet skirt, and came up with an innovation called the Tilt Poppet; a poppet skirt that is angled on one surface. The effect of this modification is that when the fuel lever is engaged, one side of the poppet valve seal moves before the other. Fuel therefore flows through the nozzle in a much more measured way; fueling can be started and stopped very smoothly for precise manual dispensing. A slimmed-down poppet skirt design also reduces the amount of back-pressure experienced when starting and stopping the fueling process.

“Having the angled poppet skirt allows the flow to ease through on one side of the poppet valve and dispense to the penny much more easily,” Holcomb said.

This short video shows how it works.

“We know that many customers want to spend an exact amount when fueling their vehicles. There are also applications around the world where full-service fuel attendants must put only the exact amount of fuel requested into customer tanks. The Tilt Poppet is ideal for those situations,” said Husky Corporation Executive Vice President Brad Baker. “We think the Tilt Poppet will make the fueling experience more pleasant for everyone thanks to its smooth and easy operation.”

The Husky Tilt Poppet will be an included feature of all the company’s fuel nozzle designs. Contact Husky at 800-325-3558 to learn more.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Manual Aviation Nozzle with Quick-Disconnect Option

The new Falcon line of manual nozzles, available from Hewitt, is specifically designed for business and private over-the-wing aviation fueling. Falcon comes with two spout-designs. One option features screw-in spouts. The other option features quick-disconnect spouts for easy checking of the 100-mesh filter or for applications where one must change from the duck bill spout to a round spout as is the case for helicopter fueling.

The latter option is unique to the Falcon when compared to other aviation nozzles in this category. When comparing nozzles, we believe the Falcon is a reasonably priced alternative to others you may have utilized, but one which features a tried and true Husky Corporation design.

For Jet applications, the Falcon comes with black anodized body and black hand guard wing protection. For Avfuel, the unit comes with a red anodized body and red hand guard wing protection. Every nozzle comes with swivel and either 1-1/4” or 1/2" female inlet, ground cable, and spout dust cap protectors. Detailed information is available at this web page https://www.husky.com/hewitt/aviation-fueling-nozzles/falcon/

Whether your operation is looking at new fixed-tank fueling systems, considering replacement options for your existing fueling systems, or need nozzles for self-service jet fuel tank installations, consider the new Hewitt Falcon.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hungry Microbes Eliminate Petroleum Spills or Stains? That's Oil Baron!

Can oil spills, grease stains and other messes that come from using petroleum-based products really be eliminated? They can if you use Oil Baron and Oil Baron Plus. This product works wonders in all kinds of situations. Here is a quick video that explains how Oil Baron works and why it is better than other competitors on the market.

Interested in giving it a try? Contact us directly at  800- 325-3558 or visit online at https://www.husky.com/husky/oil-baron/oil-baron/

Monday, April 16, 2018

Eliminate Diesel Splash-back and Early Shut-off with StreamShaper®

The patented Husky Corporation StreamShaper®, which the company invented to straighten the flow of fuel out of the nozzle spout, is now a standard feature included in Light Duty Diesel (LDD) nozzles.

Here is a news release with the details: https://www.husky.com/press/eliminate-diesel-splash-back-and-early-shut-off-with-streamshaper/

This video also shows how StreamShaper controls the flow of fuel out of nozzles.

StreamShaper® is inserted in the spout-end of Husky Corporation nozzles to uniformly direct fuel flow and reduce turbulence, resulting in less splash-back spillage during fueling.

Contact Husky Corporation (Sales or Customer Service) to learn more at 800-325-3558.