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Hughes-Primeau Controls, Inc Engineered Flow Solutions started as Hughes and Associates in 1986. It was started by Henry Hughes in his home. The company started by selling ultrasonic level instrumentation and electric heat tracing. The company remained a small “One Man Band” until 1996 when John Primeau purchased majority interest in the company. At this point the company named was changed to Hughes-Primeau Controls and moved from Henry’s house to an office in Chesterland, Ohio. The company was able to add the instrument lines and grew modestly. In 2000 Paul Krause purchased Henry Hughes' share of the business. At this point the company was able to add significant product lines and people in 2001 and 2002. The company moved into new offices in the Alpha Park complex in Cleveland, Ohio. Hughes-Primeau grew significantly and in the mid 2000’s added the Thermon Heat Tracing product line and the Masoneilan Control Valve line. These two lines have become the number one and two product lines today. In 2011 Paul Krause purchased John Primeau’s share in the business and now owns Hughes-Primeau Controls. The company has grown significantly since 2011 and continues to be a dominant representative for Valve and Heat Tracing in the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Today, Hughes-Primeau Controls is a manufacturer’s representative specializing in the sales of engineered products into the industrial markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We represent valve, instrument and heat tracing product lines. HPC is an exclusive manufacturer's representative that provides a high level of engineering support to our clients. We are a major supplier to the following industries: Refining, Oil and Gas, Power, Iron and Steel, Chemical, Pulp and Paper, OEM, Food Processing and Pharmaceutical.

In our Heat Trace Engineering group we provide complete engineering packages. This includes the heat trace design from customer provided plans and specs, complete heat trace isometric drawings, panel schedules and often field supervision of the installation. Our valve division provides sizing and support for control valve and on-off automatic valve applications. The valves are sized based on the customer supplied process conditions, quoted to meet or exceed the specifications. At our facility we provide assembly and testing of the valve assemblies.

Hughes-Primeau has been in business for over 25 years. We strive to provide the best-in-class service for our clients on a daily basis.