East Windsor, Connecticut-based The Collins Companies, one of the largest privately-owned industrial distributors of valves and engineered specialties in the Northeast, announced today that its Niagara Controls and Collins Niagara divisions have been named the exclusive manufacturers representative for Upstate New York for the Farris, Clark Reliance, Vanec, and Adsco product lines.

These new manufacturers will be supported by Ron Pilarski from an outside sales perspective and Scott Wagner will handle the inside sales responsibilities. Both of these individuals are industry veterans, who previously have performed these same duties for another organization, The Collins Companies noted.

“Niagara Controls and Collins Niagara will represent these product lines for all Upstate New York. With four current Upstate New York locations and the welcome addition of Ron and Scott to an already very strong New York sales team, we are confident we will be able to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations while we work hard to expand the market presence and the territory coverage for each of these signature, market-leading product lines.” commented Brian Tuohey, president of The Collins Companies.

“Safety Relief Valves and these additional engineered products are very important components of our overall business strategy and we are thrilled to include these manufacturers as great enhancements to our current product portfolio.” commented Joe Clemente, managing partner of Niagara Controls.

Headquartered in East Windsor, The Collins Companies is comprised of Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Collins Controls, Niagara Controls, Collins Niagara and Power House Supply Co., with nine locations in New England, Upstate New York and in Aston (greater Philadelphia), Pennsylvania.