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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mead O'Brien Expands its Armstrong International Territory into Western Missouri and Kansas

Mead O'Brien Expands its Armstrong International Territory into Western Missouri and Kansas

North Kansas City, MO
Release: October 26th, 2020

Mead O’Brien, Inc. has signed a representative agreement with Armstrong International, a global leader in industrial and institutional steam & water thermal utility systems, to expand into the Western Missouri and Kansas territory.

Mead O'Brien supports customers with application engineering and design consulting of our product portfolio, surveys & assessments, field service, in-house assembly & repair, and training. The extensive product and application knowledge possessed by our sales experts and inside sales product champions are projected into all of our product portfolio territories in the Midwest.  Existing Armstrong customers in Western Missouri and Kansas can expect excellent service and product support from our North Kansas City location.  

“Our company is excited about our expanded partnership with Armstrong and we are eager to build upon the success our partnership has created over many years in our St. Louis and Calvert City, KY locations.  Our vision for this territory expansion will be based upon our culture of dedication to customer, superior service, applied industry knowledge, and our focus on client education.  Our mission is to be the technical experts with proven products for our customers with the goal of earning the opportunity to be their trusted advisors”

Ron Morrison, President, Mead O’Brien

“To continue efforts to provide our customers exceptional service and an enjoyable experience, as of October 26, 2020 we have expanded the Mead O’Brien territory to include Western Missouri and the State of Kansas. Mead O’Brien has faithfully represented Armstrong products and customers in Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky for many years, and their knowledge of thermal utility solutions and services is unmatched. We are confident that their expertise and passion to assist with system solutions will be a true asset to all existing and new customers within this important Midwest region.”


Matt Bloss, Director of North America Sales and Marketing of Armstrong International

Mead O'Brien is a midwestern regional manufacturer's representative and distributor headquartered in North Kansas City, MO with branches, warehouses, and repair facilities in St. Louis, MO; Calvert City, KY; and Tulsa, OK. Sister companies include H*E Engineered Equipment Co., J&M Engineered Products Inc., and Pinnacle Controls LLC. We approach our customers in the process, power, pipeline, HVAC, and the critical infrastructure industries as application specialists in:


  • Valves, valve automation and control
  • Steam and hot water products and systems
  • Instrumentation and controls


Mead O'Brien supports customers with application engineering and design consulting of our product portfolio, surveys & assessments, field service, in-house assembly & repair, and training utilizing our live steam lab. The extensive product and application knowledge possessed by our sales experts and inside product champions are projected into all or parts of ten states in the Midwest including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana, Western Kentucky, and the Texas Panhandle.


CONTACT INFO:

Name: Steve Huffman, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Organization: Mead O'Brien, Inc.

Address: 1429 Atlantic St. North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone: +1 (800) 874-9655

Contact: SalesKC@MeadOBrien.com 

Lead-Free, Regulation Compliant Water Valves from ASCO and Mead O'Brien

Mead O'Brien ASCO Lead-free valves

Lead is extremely toxic. Tight US safety regulations affect manufacturers of products such as drinking water fountains, reverse osmosis systems, coffee machines. and commercial kitchen equipment. A lead-free system cannot contain soldering flux with greater than 0.2% lead content, or more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead in the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures. Under the law, lead free is a cumulative concept. Let's take an example. A manufacturer who makes dishwashers performs the lead content calculation, averaging all of the models relevant components. A brass valve has 2.5% lead content in the brass parts, well over the 0.25% limit. But the small wetted surface area of the valve is outweighed by the large wetted surface of the stainless steel tank with zero lead content. No design changes are needed to comply with the law.

Considerations for Solenoid Valve Selection

  • Brass can have 2.5% lead content, so you must do a calculation to ensure compliance.
  • Lead-free brass products are now available.
  • Composite and plastic components are lead free.
  • Stainless steel is lead free, but it remains expensive.
  • NSF approved valves are often the preferred choice and may even be mandated in the future

ASCO Lead-Free Valve Solutions

ASCO Series 212 Composite Valves - These composite valves are designed for use in potable water applications and come with NSF certifications. Installation is made easy through the FasN system, with multiple end connector options. Download the Series 212 Brochure for more information.

ASCO Series 210 Solenoid Valves - ASCO has introduced new lead-free brass solenoid valves to the market that are aimed at providing a safer alternative to standard brass valves. The new products meet the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act Section 1417 low lead requirements. 

DOWNLOAD THE ASCO LEAD-FREE SOLUTIONS CATALOG, THE SERIES 212 CUT-SHEET, AND THE SERIES 210 CUT-SHEET FROM THIS MEAD O'BRIEN WEB PAGE

For more information about ASCO products, contact Mead O'Brien. Call them at (800) 892-2769 or visit their website at https://meadobrien.com.