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THG Corporation to Celebrate
80th Anniversary in Business

Northborough, MA (11-02-2012) - Carey Rhoten, CEO of THG Corporation, today announced that in recognition of the company's 80th Anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2013, special recognition will be given to the people who made its success possible. THG Corporation is a privately-held company founded in 1933 by the Rhoten family of Massachusetts. Originally established to provide industrial rubber products for consumers and industry, the company expanded into fluid power products in 1960, compressed air systems in the 1970's and into hydro power in the 1980's through its acquisition of Sorensen Governor.

"We are excited about this unique opportunity to honor the memory of our parents, Doc and Elizabeth, who founded the company in 1933, little suspecting that we would become one of the leading independent industrial distributors and value-added manufacturers for industry in New England," said Carey Rhoten. "The 80th Anniversary is a significant milestone for the family and for the 120 employees that serve our customers from Maine to Rhode Island," he added.

According to Tony Cantone, President of The Hope Group LLC, one of the subsidiaries of THG Corporation, there will be a series of educational workshops and seminars throughout the year to be conducted by experts from Parker Hannifin, Kaeser Compressor and other manufacturers that are represented by The Hope Group. "The 80th Anniversary logo will decorate all of our promotional material, first as a tribute to our founders, but also to demonstrate to our customers that we have been around a long time and have plans to stay around for a lot longer," said Tony.

The Hope Group is a leading independent industrial distributor in New England, with main headquarters in Northborough, MA. It is a subsidiary of THG Corporation and has locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It features motion and control products and systems from Parker, Kaeser Compressor, GE Fanuc, Cutler-Hammer and other industrial manufacturers. Its principal product lines include hydraulic, pneumatic, automation, hose & fittings, fluid connector, fluid power, seals & o-rings, instrumentation and vendor managed inventory systems.

The Hope Group operates seven ParkerStores, one each in Bangor ME, Portland ME, Lewiston ME, Manchester NH, Fitchburg MA, Weymouth MA, and Cranston RI. More information about the company may be found on its website: www.TheHopeGroup.com.
Although the company was incorporated as the Fitchburg Rubber Company in 1933, the original company had actually started prior to the turn of the century in Providence, RI, which was known as the City of Hope. The name Hope Rubber Company was adopted after World War II and has carried forward ever since, including its most recent name change to The Hope Group. The Hope Group has grown successfully over the past few decades through a combination of market penetration and acquisition of regionally significant companies. The Hope Group operates The Leen Company, Bosworth Fluid Connectors, Sprague Fluid Connectors, and Webster Engineering as part of its group.

 



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THG Corporation Headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Northborough MA, near the intersection of Rt-290 and Rt-495, approximately 40 miles west of Boston.

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