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The Hope Group owns and operates eight Parker Stores at its branch locations providing "while you wait" replacement of hose assemblies and immediate on-hand access to 3,000 Parker fluid connector parts.


Compressed Air
Hose & Fittings
O-Rings/ Seals / Gaskets

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Aerospace Test Stand
Pneumatic Subassemblies
Ethernet I/P Package
Deionized Water System
Hydrostatic Pump Drive
Miter Gate Control
Variable Frequency Power
Replacing Air Logic System


Food & Beverage
Life Sciences
Marine Industry
Mobile Hydraulics
Power Generation


Carey Rhoten Announces That THG Corporation and All Subsidiaries Have Been Acquired by KLX Inc.

Northborough, MA (01-24-2018) - In a letter on January 19, 2018 to all THG Corporation employees, Carey D. Rhoten, Owner and CEO of THG Corporation (The Hope Group) announced that the corporation and all its subsidiaries had been acquired by KLX Inc., of Miami, Florida. “KLX is a publicly traded company and a leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables, and logistics services, which make them an ideal partner for the future,” said Mr. Rhoten. Read more...

IDEC Offers 1-Day PLC Training
To The Hope Group Customers

Northborough, MA (11-01-2017) - Bill Rodny, VP Automation, today announced that The Hope Group is offering customers a one-day hands-on training course on IDEC PLCs on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at its Training Center in Northborough, MA. Read more...

The Hope Group to Showcase
Automation Products at EASTEC
May 16-18, 2017 in W. Springfield, MA

Northborough, MA (05-05-2017) -Bill Rodny, VP Automation of The Hope Group, has announced that it will be present at the Eastern States Exposition, or EASTEC for short, May 16-18, 2017 in West Springield, Massachusetts to showcase Automation product innovations from Parker, Enfield Technologies, and IDEC. Read more...

Grand Opening of Parker Store Marks Expansion of The Hope Group in CT

Northborough, MA (04-12-2017) - Tony Cantone, Co-President of The Hope Group, a subsidiary of THG Corporation, today announced that the company will host an Open House, Trade Show, and series of Technology Seminars on May 10, 2017 to celebrate its Grand Opening of its eighth Parker Store at its newest location, 350 Sackett Point Road, No. Haven, Conn. Read more...

The Hope Group Expands Its Marine
Offerings with the Yacht Protector®

Northborough, MA (02-21-2017) - yacht-protector-package-cruiser-version
It’s not too early for boat owners planning to return their vessels to the water this spring, in the New England region, to think about safety and security issues at the mooring or the dock. Read more...

The Hope Group to Return To
Commercial Marine Expo 2017

Northborough, MA (02-14-2017) -
The Hope Group has announced that it will again exhibit at the Commercial Marine Expo, which is being held this year on March 15 & 16 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. The show is the Atlantic Seaboard's largest commercial trade show, and this year's venue, which is situated close to major ports, harbors, boat builders and other commercial marine interests, is anticipated to draw the largest outcome ever. Read more...

Basics of Pneumatic Technology Seminar Set for January 25 at The Hope Group

Northborough, MA (01-20-2017) -
Bill Rodny, VP for Automation, today announced that The Hope Group was offering its Pneumatic Technology Seminar on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at its Training Center in Northborough, MA. The seminar will cover basic pneumatics technology and thread identification specifically designed for maintenance technicians, designers, and engineers. Read more...

Parker Introduces SensoNODE Blue Condition Monitoring Device

Northborough, MA (6-30-2016) - parker-senso-node-monitors
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced the latest addition to its condition monitoring product line for plant managers and equipment managers.

Ray-McCann   Monitoring Operational Conditions In The Palm Of Your Hand
Ray McCann
Fluid Power Specialist

mike-gardella   Sorensen Systems Designs Aerospace Fluid Control Test Stand
Mike Gardella
Dir - Engineering & Mfg

peter-rhoten   10 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Air Compressor
Peter Rhoten
Hope Air Systems

Donna-Tibbetts   One of Our Stores is Open 24 Hours a Day!
Donna Tibbetts
Operations & Services Mgr.

doug-markham-ipower-new-england   When Should Materials be Stocked at Point of Use?
Doug Markham
President, iPower NE

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Providing motion and control components and systems solutions

The Hope Group was founded in 1933 by the Rhoten family of Massachusetts. Originally established to provide industrial rubber products for consumers and industry, the company expanded into fluid power products in 1960 through its affiliation as an authorized distributor for Parker Hannifin.

More recently the company established itself as a source for motion and control system solutions, incorporating its core competencies in hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, automation, filtration, electrical & electronic control systems, sealing solutions, and compressed air packages. As a full-line distributor for Parker, it has earned the designation as a Technology Center for Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Connector components and systems.

The Hope Group operates eight Parker Stores in five of the New England states. The company is headquartered in Northborough, MA, where it operates from a 60,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center. With over $45 million in annual sales, 120 employees, and access to over $150 million in motion control inventory through its affiliation with DistraNet, the company is well positioned to build on its strength as a leading independent motion and control product and systems solutions provider.




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