Flexitallic Opens Service Center in Fort McMurray Investment Builds Alberta Presence, Speeds Customer Access to Leading Sealing Products

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexitallic, the global leader in specialized sealing products and solutions for the energy industry, today opened its custom-built service center in Fort McMurray, Alberta to be even more responsive to customers in the oil sands region.

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"Our new Fort McMurray service center further strengthens relationships with partners in Northern Alberta," said Darcy Chichak, director of MRO Sales, Flexitallic. "Through project design, construction, operation and maintenance cycles, customers now have more rapid access to standard and custom Flexitallic gaskets, fasteners, pipe supports and instrumentation. Products that previously took days to deliver can now be on site the same day, helping our partners maintain the highest degree of operational safety and efficiency."

The new facility also allows for faster deployment of Flexitallic experts for onsite service and support, whether during planned outages or on an emergency basis.

"This opening represents a significant investment in our customers and the region," said Jerry Lastovica, Flexitallic Americas president and CEO. "We've committed nearly CAD$3 million for infrastructure, inventory and people to make our Fort McMurray service center a reality. Once again, Flexitallic is demonstrating our ability to provide customers with the most reliable, safe solutions for their increasingly complex needs."

The Flexitallic Fort McMurray service center is located at 130 Boreal Avenue, with daily storefront hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call out service is available around the clock by dialing 780-743-8828.

The site joins existing Flexitallic operating centers across Alberta, including Grand Prairie, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton. For more information, please visit AGSFlexitallic.com.

About The Flexitallic Group
Established in 2004, The Flexitallic Group (www.TheFlexitallicGroup.com) is a global leader in specialized sealing solutions and products serving the oil and gas, power generation, chemical and petrochemical industries in emerging and developed markets. Employing nearly 1,200 people in markets worldwide, the Group's 2012 sales were approximately $270 million USD.

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