Hatch & Kirk Defco Division Opens In Houston, Texas

A diesel engine sales and rebuilding division opened recently in the Houston, Texas facility of Hatch & Kirk, Inc., the Seattle-based parts manufacturer.

Hatch & Kirk president Roger Van Hoozer announced the recent acquisition of the assets of Defco, a leading rebuilder of EMD engines located in Houston. The new division will take up a large portion of the Hatch & Kirk 230,000-squarefoot facility with shops that have been designed for production capability of multiple medium-speed engine rebuilds and dyno tests per month.

Mr. Van Hoozer stated: "As a manufacturer of Cleveland Diesel and Nordberg engine product lines, H & K needed the engine rebuilding operation to better serve the existing customer base. The acquisition of Defco and the volume of EMD rebuilds will allow the company to install the latest in production fixtures and equipment while utilizing economies of scale for competitive pricing.

"Essentially, we will be adding trained technicians to the Defco staff, giving the Hatch & Kirk Defco Division quality rebuilding capability for Alco, Cleveland Diesel, EMD, Fairbanks-Morse, and Nordberg engines." For further information and free literature on the new Hatch & Kirk Defco Division, Circle 52 on Reader Service Card

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