Tencarva Extends Reach

Dixie Pump, Predictive Maintenance Consultants added

Tencarva’s acquisition of Dixie Pump (Brookhaven, Miss.) August 26 says something about both businesses. Firstly, Tencarva has been adding to its lineup over the past few years (acquisitions of the assets of Pump Technology & Solutions of Cumming, Ga., in August 2013, and GPM Industries, another Georgia company, in 2011), and this is a continuation of those efforts, this time to extend its service network. Secondly, Dixie Pump owners Reggie and Collins Allen, achieved something very difficult in their 10-year control of the company they acquired in 2006. Being able to sustain its operation, which included only 11 employees and was primarily devoted to the maintenance of rotating equipment, and ultimately sell the company for profit in the current industry climate, is nothing short of impressive.dixie

According to Tencarva president Edwin Pearce, with its purchase of Dixie Pump, Tencarva (formally Tencarva Machinery Company LLC), headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., also acquires the assets of a portion of Predictive Maintenance Consultants (PMC), also in Brookhaven and previously controlled by Reggie and Collins Allen. The purchased assets also relate to rotating equipment. PMC offers predictive maintenance services, such as vibration analysis, infrared imaging and PDMA online motor testing. The business portion of PMC that relates to electrical services continues to be owned by Collins Allen and Reggie Allen as an independent entity.

As to the achievement of a ten-year turnaround, Collins Allen explains, “We started Dixie Pump & Machine Works in 2006 after a local mill we had been providing electric motor repair and predictive maintenance to went through an acquisition by a larger company, and all of their pump mechanics were let go.”

“We were able to hire those guys and keep them working right here at home while providing a much needed service to our customers. It has always been our goal to deliver the highest quality repair to our valued customers, and we know that without our highly skilled workforce that would not have been possible,” Allen said in a Tencarva press release August 26, mentioning Tencarva’s highly valuing of its employees and commendable customer service as incentives. The Allens explained that it took trust in those elements of the business for them to feel comfortable in aligning their company with Tencarva.

Tencarva is a distributor specializing in pumps, liquid process, and custom-designed systems with both industrial and municipal applications. The company has 370 employees at 27 branches in eight states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and field representatives in Kentucky, Ohio and southern Indiana.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 9/6/16 to include a correction on Tencarva’s acquisitions. The original article incorrectly stated that Tencarva purchased Goulds Pumps in 2012. 


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