PUCK CUSTOM ENTERPRISES
LAUNCHES BULLDOG HOSE COMPANY
Puck Custom Enterprises (PCE), a leading manufacturer of manure application equipment, has announced the purchase from Angus Fire of the U.S. hose manufacturing plant in Angier, NC.
The Pucks will operate the company as BullDog Hose Company. It’s a natural progression for PCE which has built a reputation on providing high quality products and incorporating innovative liquid transfer technology in its operations.
BullDog Hose Company launches with an already-strong presence in the fire industry, in addition to producing hose for industrial, municipal and agricultural applications. Building on the 40-year history of the Angier hose manufacturing facility in the U.S., BullDog will continue to manufacture all its hose products in North Carolina.
Although the company name is changing, product lines such as the Hi-Combat attack hose, and the Hi-Vol and Armour Guard supply hoses will transfer unaltered to the BullDog Hose Company identity. The company’s hoses are notable for long service life, made possible with a durable coating and nitrile rubber cover.
The BullDog Hose Company name ties the business to PCE’s Manning roots, as well as to Angier, NC, incorporating the former school mascot of both communities. The identity has a similar goal, showing a tough, modernized bulldog that reflects the towns’ resilient spirit, as well as the powerful capabilities of BullDog hose products. The new trademark also nods to the company’s patriotic core, demonstrating its commitment to American-made products.
“We are excited to bring our manufacturing expertise and commitment to creating quality, innovative products to the hose business,” said Jeremy Puck, General Manager of PCE. “BullDog Hose Company is looking forward to building on the Angier foundation while continuing to serve its loyal customers. This will allow us to change the game in the hose business, especially in agriculture, and the opportunity would not have been possible without all our great customers, employees and supporters.”
BullDog will showcase its products at the 2018 Fire Department Instructors Conference on April 23-28 in Indianapolis, IN, and also at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA, on June 6-8.