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  1. WE’RE BACK! See ESCO at SEMA SHOW 2021!

    ESCO at SEMA Show 2021

    Come see ESCO at SEMA Show – November 2 – 5, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada
     
    What to expect at SEMA 2021?
     
    The SEMA show is a display of all products related to the automotive industry. At this year’s SEMA show, expect more NEW products and live demo’s in the ESCO Equipment Supply Company Booth # 42161 located in the Lower South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
     
    The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.
     
    SEMA SHOW HOURSLas Vegas Convention Center
     
    • Tuesday November 2, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Wednesday November 3, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Thursday, November 4, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Friday, November 5, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm
     

    ESCO at SEMA Show 2021 Floor Plan

     
    Where and when is the 2019 SEMA show?
     
    The SEMA Show takes place November 2-5, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
     
    How to get a ticket for the SEMA show?
    The SEMA show is a trade-only industry event, not open to the public. In order to register for the show, you must be a press member, exhibitor or company employee.
     
    Click here to purchase your tickets!
     
    SEMA is 100% committed to delivering a great Show in November! The COVID landscape and state and local requirements are changing week to week. We expect to know more about what will be required in the coming weeks. While subject to change, Nevada currently requires masks for all indoor events. Nevada is not requiring proof of vaccination for indoor events.
    Visit SEMA Show Health and Safety regularly for updates.

  2. ESCO’s Continued Commitment to Product Safety and Quality

     

    Brooksville, FL, November 16, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is pleased to report our continued initiative to provide the wheel and tire service industry with the most innovative, quality products. Committed to meeting and exceeding industry standards and regulations, ESCO has dedicated time during the pandemic to reevaluate product lines safety guidelines and manufacturing to supply the best and safest solutions for the tire and wheel market.

    Recently, there was a mass recall of jack stands that shocked the industry that had resulted from failures in the field. In response, ESCO has taken the initiative to perform intensive testing to our line of 3-ton jack stand series and are pleased to report all have passed ASME standards by an accredited American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) certified testing center. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) sets strict safety standards for portable automotive stands, requiring jack stands to undergo and pass intensive weight loading testing.

    According to ASME jack stand safety standards, vehicle stands require markings both on the products and within the manuals including safety warnings, operation instructions, and clear and visible weight capacity limits. Proof load testing of 200% of the rated weight capacity ultimately determines a jack stand as safe for application by these strict guidelines. Testing on the ESCO support equipment product line continues to be conducted in an effort to affirm our initiative to provide the industry with the best quality safety equipment.

    For any further questions regarding the ASME jack stand testing or any other products available from ESCO please contact an ESCO Sales or Customer Service Representative at Toll-Free 1-800-352-9852 or Directly at 352-754-1117. For more information about ESCO products visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.

  3. Come Join Our Growing Team at ESCO!

     

    UPDATED FOR NEW POSITION: 04/06/2021

    Seeking Entry Level Warehouse Associate (Part-time with Full-Time Potential)

    Are you highly energetic, outgoing, and reliable? If so, consider joining our team!

    Candidates must be responsible and reliable with the ability and desire to work at a fast pace, and complete work accurately and safely. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in a warehouse environment.

    Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM [Scheduled part-time hours to be discussed upon hiring]

    Basic Responsibilities and Duties

    • Pick and pack customer orders
    • Label/prepare product for shipment
    • Count inventory
    • Unload trucks
    • Load trucks

    Location

    • Brooksville Airport Industrial Park.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Pay: $11.00 per hour

    Benefits [For full-time position ONLY]:

    • Full paid employee health insurance (after 90 Days)
    • Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, & 401k
    • Paid Vacation

    Schedule: [Scheduled part-time hours to be discussed upon hiring]

    • Monday to Friday

    Experience:

    • Warehouse: 1 year (Preferred), but not required. Willing to train the right candidate.

    Apply at:              https://esco.net/careers/

  4. ESCO’s Christopher Manfre Recognized by SEMA NEWS 35 Under 35

    Congratulations to ESCO Equipment Supply Company‘s Christopher Manfre for being named by SEMA News as “next-gen talent” in their 35 Under 35 September publication.

    This honor recognizes and highlights up-and-coming superstars in the automotive aftermarket industry who are age 35 and younger. 

    Featured published bio from SEMA News:

    Chris Manfre, 32

    Sales and Marketing Manager, ESCO

    Christopher Manfre began working with ESCO, a leading manufacturer of tire service tools and equipment, in 2009 while still completing his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the University of South Florida, Tampa. His first ESCO work revolved around the curation and development of digital media and product videos. Before long, Manfre was taking on the design of ESCO’s tire service tool and equipment catalog. Now over 10 years later, he oversees the entire marketing department, assisting with product and sales development, branding, and general business operations.

    “Reflecting on my career growth with ESCO, I think my proudest achievement was being assigned to lead product development of a line of tire tools and accessories,” says Manfre. “The most exciting part of the tire and wheel market really boils down to product development and innovations in tools for mounting and demounting tires and wheels. Our customer ranges from the DIY automotive enthusiast who wants the right tools to work safely and correctly on his hot rod or project to the skilled professional tire technician replacing the largest of tires on the biggest haul trucks.” 

    What’s in His Briefcase: iPhone, tablet or Macbook, gum, and “way too many pens.”

    Favorite Pizza Topping: “Pepperoni or bust!”

     

    To view the full list of SEMA News 35 Under 35, Click Here.

     

    #youngprofessionals #SEMA2020

  5. ESCO Introduces the HD Stud Kleen for Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks

    Brooksville, FL, August 11, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is pleased to introduce the HD Stud Kleen, a stud and wheel surface cleaner specifically designed for medium and heavy-duty truck applications. The new HD Stud Kleen cleans the wheel and hub mating surface and studs, allowing accurate torque, preventing potential vibrations, and seized rims.

     

    Accommodating medium up to heavy-duty truck stud sizes 3/4” and 22mm, the HD Stud Kleen is the new, complete all-in-one hub and stud cleaning solution. Specifically designed to fit over the stud on a truck hub, the HD Stud Kleen cleans corrosion and rust from the mating surface, reducing wheel-off incidents caused by torque complications. Compatible with ½” air impacts, the HD Stud Kleen is an easy go-to shop accessory for tires being demounted and serviced.

    “After successfully launching the original Stud Kleen for passenger vehicles in 2019, we quickly realized a need in the industry for a similar type product in the truck market,” commented ESCO president Steve Dyer, “the HD Stud Kleen is a powerful air tool accessory far more efficient and effective than a wire brush or grinder.”

     

    The HD Stud Kleen’s durable cleaning pads are constructed from a dense abrasive material, specifically designed for heavy-duty applications. With the ability to clean up to 200 hubs using a single unit, the HD Stud Kleen performs better than competing products on the market 40-1. Units are sold individually and proudly made in the USA.

     

    For any further questions regarding the new HD Stud Kleen or any other products available from ESCO please contact an ESCO Sales or Customer Service Representative at Toll-Free 1-800-352-9852 or Directly at 352-754-1117. For more information about the HD Stud Kleen visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net

     

    For over 36 years, ESCO has been a world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market. ESCO produces tire service and handling products ranging from heavy-duty bead breakers; hydraulic rams; air hydraulic pumps; heavy-duty jacks and stands; tire demounting and mounting tools; tire-wheel dollies, torque wrenches, and many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

     

     

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  6. Air-Powered Tools Are Dying for These Maintenance Tips

    Why Regulate Air Pressure?

    In the scope of hydraulics and air tools, it is easy to assume that more air translates as more power, but what does this mean for the condition of the internal mechanisms and life of your tools? It may go without saying, but any tool from a reputable manufacturer will have operating air pressure guidelines. In the event of tool and equipment malfunction or failure due to being over-supplied with air, chances are this will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Lengthening the life of your hydraulics and air tools is as simple as maintaining your equipment and regulating air pressure supply per manufacturer’s instructions.

    Run Efficient

    In the circumstance of air regulation, regarding air-powered equipment, less is more. For air/hydraulic pumps, the lower recommended air pressure allows for an air motor to run at maximum efficiency. Overworking your compressor or tools will eventually lead to failure, causing equipment downtime and the expense of repairs or replacement. For an accurate flow of air and to prevent any “pulses,” typically initiated when air compressor cycle and pressure builds within the compressor tank and air hose lines, consider adding a simple, affordable regulator or air pressure reducer to your equipment air line assembly.

    Air reducers are a simple, tamperproof device that can be easily installed to the air line assembly of an air-hydraulic pump or air tool to control the air entering the equipment from a compressor. By reducing the air to the recommended pressure, air-powered equipment can avoid being exposed to air pulse irregularities that could lead to equipment malfunction. In order to combat these common issues with air operated tools and equipment ESCO manufacturers air pressure reducers which are available in preset values; 90 PSI for air tools and 110 PSI for air hydraulic pumps. Air regulators also provide the same accuracy and steady flow of air. However, they allow for the reduction and increase of air, which can lead to improper adjustments to manufacturers’ recommended settings.

    Lengthen the Life of your Equipment

    Most air tools on the market are designed to run on 90 PSI while most air/hydraulic pumps run on 110 PSI. Exceeding the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure can damage components, shortening the tool life, and lead to equipment failure, resulting in the voiding of the warranty. For air tools and air/hydraulic pumps, operating at the lower recommended air pressure means in addition to efficiency, less wear and tear will occur to the motor, internally.

    In addition to providing the optimal air flow, ESCO’s Air Pressure Reducers contain an internal filter preventing particulates and dust from entering the air motors of air/hydraulic pumps and/or air tools. The application of an air pressure reducer can also assist in preserving the life of your air compressor by running at a lower, optimal pressure. Air pressure reducers can only lower pressure, so they are manufactured to provide the necessary PSI with every use. Lower air pressure means less work for the air compressor.

    Equipment Failure Prevention 

    Replacing or repairing air-powered tools is expensive, costing upwards of $300.00 USD to replace gasket and seals depending on the severity of the damage. Air pressure regulation assists in the prevention of equipment failure and long-term internal damage to your air-powered tools and equipment. Lengthen the life of your tools and run efficiently by following the manufacturer’s maintenance procedures and regulating air to recommended air pressure.

    Have air-powered tools out of commission? Be sure to contact a reputable air/hydraulic or air tool specialist like ESCO’s Full-service Hydraulic Repair Specialists to have your malfunctioning tools evaluated as they may be repairable. For any other questions regarding repairs or air pressure regulation products, contact an ESCO representative by email at repairs@esco.net or call 352-754-1117.

  7. COVID-19 Update and Changes

    COVID-19 Update and Changes

    Right now, we currently find ourselves in a very unfamiliar place in time. While most of the nation stands still, it remains the responsibility of some essential employees and businesses to continue to help in the efforts to keep America safe, fed and working towards solutions. It is in these moments we remind ourselves, we can and will overcome.

    Effective April 2nd at midnight, the entire State of Florida has been put on a “Stay-at-Home” order. As a business that falls under the classification of “essential business” by the Homeland Security Department, ESCO will still be maintaining operations as usual to the best of our ability and with safety precautions and with our employees in mind. ESCO is here to help in any way we can and wanted to make you aware of what we’re doing to adjust to the effects of COVID-19.

    ESCO’s administrative employees have been since set-up to work from home, which should allow us to minimize any disruption in service for our customers. As for our production, supply, and warehouse, each is housed in separate areas within our facility with plenty of space to put social distancing in practice, while hard surfaces and communal spaces are continuously being cleaned and sanitized, daily.

    We want to thank you for your support and understanding during these very unusual times. As always, the safety of our employees and customers is of the upmost importance and if at any time we feel a need to operations, we will do what is best for the entire organization. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Sales Manager or email info@esco.net to contact us directly. You can also call our office at 352-754-1117.

  8. ESCO COVID-19 Update

    As you are likely aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact countries, worldwide. ESCO Equipment Supply Company is mindful of this situation and want to assure you, our valued customers, that we are monitoring the development closely and taking steps to help protect the general welfare of the public and our employees.

    As of today, ESCO has experienced no delays or limitations in our supply chain due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) But we continue to monitor the situation with updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some actions taken thus far:

    • ESCO and its employees continue to follow hygiene protocols and implement proactive strategies to minimize exposure, including continued cleanliness and sanitation of all facilities and personal sanitation of all employees.
    • ESCO is encouraging our employees to work at home if possible. A strict wellness policy has been implemented that no team member attends work unless they are 100% well.
    • All of our associates have been asked to reconsider nonessential domestic and international business travel and report all personal travel to at-risk locations. For those associates who may have been exposed or have returned from at-risk locations, we are maintaining a strict 14-day self-quarantine policy.

    Precautionary health information has been distributed to our employees inclusive of the following:

    • CDC-recommended cleaning standards including how to thoroughly and properly wash hands using soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Wash hands before and after eating, after using the restroom, and regularly during the day.
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in-between hand washing.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow. Wash your hands after sneezing.

    We will continue to monitor developments, adjust where necessary, and do our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our employees and community while managing and maintaining a stable supply chain with continued on-time fulfillment and deliveries to our customers. If we are made aware of new information and identify risk to your product, we will alert you immediately.

  9. Redesigned Handle Adds More Value to Popular ESCO Trolley Jack Model #90521

     

    Brooksville, FL, December 13, 2019 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, announces the redevelopment to the handle on bestselling 3-ton trolley jack. After lengthy evaluation, testing and research, ESCO is pleased to offer a redesigned 3-ton jack with a modified “T” handle on the Pro Series Trolley Jack Model 90521. The original Pro Series Trolley Jack was previously equipped with a plastic composite “T” handle, prone to failure with vigorous shop application. Making for a sturdier unit, more capable of handling the wear of daily use, the new “T” handles promote less cost and downtime for the end-user.

    The newly redesigned “T” handle boasts a robust and sturdy welded steel construction and rubber hand grips for comfort. This handle modification allows better leverage and handling while manipulating the jack during the process of lifting and lowering a vehicle. Most importantly, the reengineered handles will eliminate the need for replacement parts, hence, reducing the overall cost to the customer over the lifetime of the trolley jack.

     

    90521 Trolley Jack Handle NEW By ESCO

     

    “We value feedback from our customers and set out to further improve this product after thickening the screw sleeve and plastic on the trolley jack handles last year,” commented ESCO Marketing Director Christopher Manfre. “A handle may appear as a minor feature on a jack; however, we believe this product development serves as a representation of ESCO’s dedication to the industry and our main objective to uphold the quality we believe the tire service market deserves.”

    90521 Trolley Jack Handle NEW By ESCO

    These changes have been made effective immediately and are available in current stock.

    For over 35 years, ESCO has been a world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market. ESCO produces tire service and handling products ranging from: heavy-duty bead breakers; hydraulic rams; air hydraulic pumps; heavy duty jacks and stands; tire demounting and mounting tools; tire wheel dollies, torque wrenches, and many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

    For any further questions regarding the new Pro Series Trolley Jack or any other products available from ESCO please contact an ESCO Sales or Customer Service Representative at Toll-Free 1-800-352-9852 or Directly at 352-754-1117. For more information about these jack visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.