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Posted on June 24, 2022

OEM and Tier Suppliers: What a Tangled Web They Weave

We all know what an OEM is – Original Equipment Manufacturer. And we know they are usually the 400-pound gorilla in the room. There are OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman who are Department of Defense contractors, producing fighter jets and other defense equipment. Then there’s GM, FORD, Honda and all the other automotive manufacturers who are OEMs in their industry. These are just two markets, but it runs the gamut, from home appliance such as Panasonic and Whirlpool, to lawn mowers like Toro and Troy-Bilt.


Posted on June 14, 2022

In What Ways Will the Aviation Industry Change?

Since the pandemic, the aviation industry hasn’t been the same. In 2020, the industry totaled $328 billion in revenue, which is only 20 percent of 2019. This is equivalent to the amount of revenue generated in 2000.


Posted on June 13, 2022

Addressing the Issues of Overseas Manufacturing, Tariffs, and the Supply Chain

It has been three years since the outbreak of the pandemic, which changed our lives. Despite more advanced economies being on the path to recovery, global supply chain disruptions are still a major problem due to trade stress.


Posted on June 07, 2022

What is the Best O-ring Material for Hydraulic Fluid?

Hydraulic fittings incorporating O-rings are not new to the market. While O-rings provide a simple solution, they are often taken for granted. Important characteristics of the O-ring, such are material selection, are frequently ignored. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the types of materials available to help you choose what’s best for your application.


Posted on June 02, 2022

How Brennan is Addressing Leading Issues in the Fluid Power Industry

Brennan is committed to addressing the leading issues within the fluid power industry for our customers. Whatever struggles you and your customers might be facing, Brennan has a program to help solve those problems. Read more about our four flagship programs below: BI Verify, BI Identify, BI Perform and BI Supply. 

Posted on June 01, 2022

Drum Roll, Please: Announcing Our Fittings 101 Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fittings 101 Contest! We are excited to announce our winner, Karl Hack of Mid-American Machine Services / Industrial Service Solutions!

Posted on May 31, 2022

Brennan's 2022 Summer Interns

James Austin
Finance Intern

James is assisting in outlining a new process for sales associates to use while structuring & communicating future freight agreements, conducting freight contract and inventory assessments, assisting with invoices for a renovation project, helping create the new forging warehouse to improve inventory management and cycle counting, and refining the process for associates to track finished goods inventory.

Posted on May 27, 2022

Brennan's Kenston High School Senior Experience

Brennan was fortunate to have two Kenston High School seniors, Lily Peters and Sophia Mighton, spend the week of May 16th with us for their Senior Experience.

Posted on May 13, 2022

What Role Does Temperature Play in Hydraulic Hoses?

Hydraulic systems are vital to the operation of industrial equipment and heavy machinery.  They are integral from the manufacturing of parts to systems that power agricultural combines.  In any application, hydraulic hoses can fail due to selection of the wrong hose over pressurizing, improper installation of fittings and more.  Yet a commonly overlooked potential hazard is extreme temperatures.  Both high and low temperatures can a have significant effect on the efficiency, performance, and safety of a hydraulic system.


Posted on May 09, 2022

Optimizing the Supply and Demand for Current and Future Markets

Beliefs and behaviors are constantly changing due to economic and social developments in today’s world. Factoring the pandemic, labor challenges and rising inflation, companies spend and evaluate projects differently. You must optimize the supply chain to meet the changing needs of current and future markets.

Posted on May 05, 2022

Braided Hydraulic Hoses Versus Spiral: Which to Use?

Braided Hydraulic Hose

Wire braided hydraulic hose incorporates one or two high tensile steel wires which are woven and crossed to overlap each other over a synthetic rubber or elastomeric hose. The wire braiding is performed on machines which wind the wire in a crisscross pattern around the hose. This type of overlapping braiding of the wire allows for flexibility to make tight bends and significantly improves burst resistance. Unlike spiral wound hose, braided hydraulic hoses withstand more tensile stress, allowing it to achieve these tighter bend radiuses.
Posted on April 25, 2022

The Lab at Brennan Supports Particulate Contamination Testing

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