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PRC Industrial Supply and Stewart Hunt

The life of our New England firm can be traced back more than one hundred years

Who We Are

PRC Industrial Supply and Stewart Hunt are leading distributors of quality hose, conveyor belt and fluid power components. Our goal is to not just deliver high quality products, but to offer a full array of services that complement them. We provide local support, local inventory and fast delivery.

PRC Industrial Supply and Stewart Hunt delivers value for its customers by:
  • Providing best-in-class products and services at competitive prices
  • Fast, accurate turnaround of quotes and orders
  • Technical problem solving to give you a competitive advantage

Part of the PRC Industrial Supply Family includes Stewart Hunt a widely recognized names with their local markets.

PRC Industrial Supply and Stewart Hunt has locations in Portland, Bangor, ME, and Burlington, MA

All employees have the experience necessary to promptly respond to your needs in the most efficient manner possible, while providing the highest quality products on a 24 hour basis.

Our core line of products is the industrial and hydraulic hose and their related accessories. PRC Industrial Supply also offers a wide range of other industrial and marine supply products which include fluid power components, conveyor belts, valves and fittings.

Where We're From

Singer Equities is a group of value added distributors in the industrial rubber products industry We have 39 locations in the U.S. that service a diverse market portfolio including petrochemical, oil/gas, food & beverage, OE equipment, marine, MRO, construction and rental supply.

Our extensive product offering includes industrial hoses, hydraulic hoses, metal hoses, composite hoses, conveyor belt, and rubber, metallic & non-asbestos gaskets as well as industrial supplies.  We also offer value added services including on-site hose and conveyor belt inspections, installations and repair, hose testing services, engineering/consulting services and training.

PRC Industrial Supply and Stewart Hunt is a platform business unit of Singer Equities who focuses on:

  • Industrial Hoses / Air Hoses
  • Fluid Power Components
  • Conveyor Belting
  • Chemical and Petro metal hose
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The logo for OnGuard Hose Tracker and Belt Tracker / OnGuard Asset Tracker services is a viking on a yellow oval gradient background with the words OnGuard Hose Management Services, the Viking becoming an "O" for OnGuard, promoting hose safety, hose longevity, tracking hoses from cradle to grave, hydraulic hose, industrial hose, metal hose, etc.

We are proud to offer our exclusive OnGuard™ Hose Management Services and asset tracking program.  Coupled with our world class hose fabrication, we are able to deliver the most consistent, reliable and safe hose assemblies in the industry.

Learn more at www.hosesafety.com.

What We Do

PRC Industrial Supply and Stewart Hunt’s employees have the experience necessary to promptly respond to your needs!

  • Conveyor Belt Repair
  • Conveyor Belt Installation
  • Hose Safety Audits
  • Hose Testing & Certifications
  • Internal Expansion Couplings
  • Fluid Power System Design
  • Inventory Consolidation
  • EDI / On-Site Ordering
  • Hose Assemblies & Accessories
  • Our firm specializes in conveyor belt, industrial hose and fluid power components and we also carry a number of related products.
  • PRC Industrial Supply also stocks over 300 kinds of conveyor belts!

PRC Industrial Supply’s Timeline

  • Founded in 1880 as a franchise of BF Goodrich, Franklin Rubber (known now as PRC Industrial Supply, Inc.) began supplying products manufactured by BF Goodrich to the State of Maine. These products ranged from footwear to floor tile to druggist rubber sundries.
  • In 1895, Franklin Rubber changes name to Portland Rubber Company and begins its 100 year journey. The industrial revolution brings many changes to Maine. Many diverse industries appear and Maine’s economy booms. Portland Rubber supports many of these industries with products from BF Goodrich.
  • In 1930 Portland Rubber is purchased by Walter Winchenbach and the company stays in the Winchenbach family until 1984. During this period Portland Rubber stays focused and adds complimenting accessories.
  • BF Goodrich begins manufacturing conveyor belting for general industry.
  • With Maine’s economy growing the need for industrial conveyor belts grew and Portland Rubber increased some of its services. The relationship between Portland Rubber and BF Goodrich stayed strong.
  • With this relationship came growth and prosperity as well as several awards.
  • With prosperity and awards came the need for more space. In 1974 the company moved from its Middle Street location to its current company headquarters on Commercial Street.
  • The recession of the early 80’s brought trouble for many Maine businesses including Portland Rubber. In 1984 the Bangor location was closed and consolidated to Portland. In 1985 the company is purchased by Dick Hall, Dick Bowen and Jim Malia. As the economy turned the new owners turned their attention to expansion.
  • In 1986 the company purchased Foley Industrial in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as well as Phoenix Supply in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts location was closed and consolidated to New Hampshire and prosperity was back at Portland Rubber. As the 80’s drew to a close and many manufacturing jobs left New England, Portland Rubber was faced once again with tough business decisions. With that, the Portsmouth location was closed. Although down, the company’s management understood the business cycles and set their eye on Boston, MA.
  • In 1994, Acme Rubber of New England was purchased. With this purchase Portland Rubber became New England’s largest industrial hose distributor. Also in 1994, Kevin Easler bought out Dick Bowen and assumed the Vice President’s role. In 1995 Portland Rubber expanded again with the reopening of the Bangor location. With this expansion added new fluid power capabilities. Also with this expansion the name was changed to PRC Industrial Supply, Inc. In 1996, Jim Malia sold his shares back to the company and retired.
  • Our Bangor, Maine location which opened in 1994 has now evolved from a two man operation to a full service hydraulic shop with a staff of five full time employees.