April 05, 2017 // Franchising.com // New Orleans, LA, USA - Pirtek, the world’s leading fluid transfer solutions company, recently helped a monster truck event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome keep on schedule for thousands of fans. A front-end loader had blown a hose while preparing the ground for a New Orleans Monster Jam competition, prompting a call to Pirtek for some fast, onsite maintenance.
“It was an interesting chain of events,” said Carl Prince, owner of Pirtek Elmwood in Harahan, LA. “I’m happy we could help them out.” Pirtek Elmwood, which opened in July 2016, is located in an industrial park about 10 minutes from the New Orleans city limits.
Herc Rentals needed a Pirtek technician at the Superdome right away to work on an idled Caterpillar front-end loader. The equipment, which was working the ground into the muddy consistency necessary for the competition, required a hose and fittings to get moving again.
Pirtek is the only franchise of its kind in the United States, providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 63 Pirtek franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, Pirtek has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries.
The Pirtek Elmwood Mobile Service Vehicle drove into the Superdome right over the spongy earth that was being prepared for the monster trucks. “The driver wondered if he might get stuck,” Prince said. “But it was OK, he didn’t have a problem.”
The technician made it to the venue in 30 minutes. The equipment was up and running in less than an hour. Pirtek Elmwood was also on standby that weekend to service any other hose issues that might arise. “Since doing that job, we’ve performed three more for Herc Rentals,” Prince said. “It was a good opportunity for us.”
A Florida native, Prince has lived in the New Orleans area 27 years. Before opening the Pirtek franchise, he worked with a supply company that had helped area companies manage their inventories during Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
Since Pirtek Elmwood opened its doors, Prince has pursued business from the oil market, port and marine companies, petrochemical plants and the manufacturing sector. But the job in the Superdome, he said, was one of the most interesting to date.
“It gave the guys something to talk about,” Prince said.
Pirtek is the fluid transfer solutions leader in sales and service and the only franchise of its kind in the United States. Pirtek boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, Pirtek offers unmatched service and logistics. For additional information about Pirtek USA, visit http://www.Pirtekusa.com.
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