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Parker Awards The Hope Group
Connector Technology Center Status

Northborough, MA (11-9-2015) - Tony Cantone, President of The Hope Group, announced that Parker had awarded The Hope Group with the coveted designation as a Connector Technology Center. The designation was achieved following an exhaustive evaluation by Parker of its 159 national distributors, which culminated with only five of the 159 distributors earning the CTC designation.

According to Cantone, the company participated in Parker’s Management and Performance evaluation, also known as MAP. As part of the MAP evaluation, The Hope Group was evaluated in 36 performance categories that Parker considered critical for a distributor to score well on as a Connector Technology Center.

“The evaluation took into consideration a broad range of criteria including our financial strength, the strength of our management team, our strategic planning, our sales and marketing capabilities, customer service levels, and sales performance over time,” said Cantone.

For years Parker Hannifin had two levels or classifications of Fluid Connector distributors. The top level has been their “Full Line” distributors and below that was their “General Line” classification. The Hope Group has always been classified as a "Full Line" Parker Fluid Connector distributor. For 2015 Parker created a third, higher classification for fluid connector distributors that would represent their top tier of distributors and would be based on an evaluation of distributors’ proficiencies and capabilities. Parker’s term for this highest class of distributor is “Connector Technology Center” or CTC.

To achieve CTC status all 159 Parker Fluid Connector distributors including the Hope Group participated in Parker’s Management and Performance Evaluation, also known as MAP. As part of the MAP evaluation The Hope Group was evaluated in 36 performance categories that Parker considered critical for a distributor to score well on as a Technology Center. The evaluation took into consideration a broad range of criteria including our Financial Strength, the strength of our management team and strategic planning, our sales team and marketing capabilities, customer service levels and of course sales performance over time.

"I am pleased to say that The Hope Group achieved Parker’s 'Highest Distributor Ranking' score in 33 of the 36 criteria and thereby has achieved and been awarded Connector Technology Center status by Parker beginning January 1, 2016. To give you some perspective on this achievement- out the 159 national Fluid Connector distributors who were evaluated only 5 scored high enough to be achieve CTC status. Some, in fact, dropped down a tier from their existing status! This achievement is the product of the entire THG team of professionals. We are proud of our team’s performance and congratulate them on this award," said Cantone.




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parker-distributor-logo Our Parker Partnership
Goes Back Over 55 Years

For over 55 years, The Hope Group has been associated with Parker Hannifin, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. The new Parker Distributor logo was introduced recently and was designed to strengthen the relationship between the parent company and the authorized distributorships. Fully 80 percent of the domestic revenue for Parker flows through its Distributor network. As a $13 billion publicly-held corporation, residing as the 248th largest corporation on the New York Stock Exchange, Parker has an expectation that its Distributors would be proud of the association.


hope-group-headquarters-northborough Our Headquarters Office
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The headquarters of The
Hope Group is located in Northborough MA, at the intersection of I-495 and I-290, only a few miles north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, exit 11. From this convenient location, built to meet its specific design requirements in 1985, the company extends its reach through its eight branch locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.


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The corporate logo was developed in conjunction with a name change and the relocation to Central Massachusetts about 25 years ago. The triangle design reflected on the three divisions operating at the time, which included The Hope Group, Hope Air Systems and Sorensen Governor. Today, the Hope Air and Sorensen divisions are independent companies, having formed their own LLC's, and all three companies are subsidiaries of THG Corporation. The logo continues to reflect the wide range of products, systems and engineered solutions provided by The Hope Group.
 
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