Date Company Title Description
06/22/22 Harrison Hydra-Gen Harrison Hires Senior Design Coordinator For Mobile Power Technology Projects

Harrison Hydra-Gen is pleased to announce the hiring of Tanner Jacob as Senior Design Coordinator.

Jacob brings over 17 years of fleet management, shift captain Paramedic, and 9 years of ambulance design/sales experience to the Harrison Team. His depth and breadth of idle mitigation systems knowledge within the emergency services environment will be an outstanding asset for Harrison’s customers. Tanner says,” My hope is we will be able to design around common misunderstandings of how the vehicles are actually used, and make the system seamlessly integrate into how each department uses their vehicle. Our goal is to make the system autonomous without requiring input from the user, thus making the system as close to normal as the non-idle mitigated units in the customers fleet. I’m beyond excited to have an opportunity to help coordinate the continued development of our hPower systems and remain committed to constantly innovate, becoming better for emergency responders.” He has been named a Senior Design Coordinator at Harrison and will be an integral part of the team working on our hpower Battery Idle Reduction Systems as well as the development of new mobile power technology projects. When not developing safer and more efficient idle reduction technology, Jacob spends his time with his wife and three young sons.

Harrison Hydra-Gen President, Richard Otwell, says of Tanner’s hiring,” We are excited to have Tanner join the team and look forward to the innovation he will bring to our hPower systems.”

02/17/22 Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. Shane Vander Kooi Named Director of Manufacturing

Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. announces the addition of Shane Vander Kooi as Director of Manufacturing.

02/09/22 Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. Names David Plunkett National Sales Manager – Chemicals

Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. has announced that David Plunkett has accepted the new position of National Sales Manager – Chemicals.

01/18/22 Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. Acquires Eck® Corrosion Prevention Coating

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. (Lee’s Summit, MO, Reading, PA, Rowlett, TX, Elkhart, IN, Buford, GA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the full product offering of Eck® Corrosion Prevention Coating from Van Nay, LLC (South Elgin, IL).

Eck®, an acronym for Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol, is a patented coating formulated to prevent electrolysis and galvanic corrosion caused by contact of dissimilar metals in manufactured products ranging from playground equipment and outdoor furniture to emergency vehicles, tractor-trailers, boats, and more.

“We are very excited to add Eck’s patented corrosion prevention solutions to our line of engineered products,” said Mark Dudenhoeffer, CEO of Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. “The acquisition enhances our ability to achieve our fundamental goal of adding value for our customers. Additionally, we believe the Eck customers who will be exposed to Austin Hardware for the first time will recognize the many benefits of doing business with us.”

Austin Hardware is a long-time authorized distributor of the full Eck® product line in North America. Customers who previously purchased directly from Van Nay’s facility in South Elgin, IL will now be serviced from the Austin location nearest them. Austin has 9 locations across the U.S. in the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.


Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware. Family-owned since 1960, the company has nine locations throughout the U.S. We offer an extensive inventory of top-quality, innovative hardware, as well as custom engineered solutions that ship quickly, accurately, and at competitive prices. All supported by experienced, professional customer service, dedicated to each customer’s success.