Universal Metal Hose, Inc. Announces Name Change to Universal Hose & Braid, Inc.

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Universal Metal Hose, Inc., a leader in the precision metal hose and metal braid industry, and a subsidiary of the Hyspan Group, is pleased to announce it has changed the company name to Universal Hose & Braid.

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Our company has expanded into several new markets... it is time for our company brand to reflect who we are today and symbolize our future.

Universal Metal Hose, Inc., a leader in the precision metal hose and metal braid industry, and a subsidiary of the Hyspan Group, is pleased to announce it has changed the company name to Universal Hose & Braid.

The established and highly respected Universal brand began with the company’s founding in Chicago in 1942 where it introduced numerous innovations including processes for the fabrication of strip wound and corrugated hose, thin wall tubing, and development of a helical tube welder. Through the years, Universal has expanded its footprint, products and expertise with acquisitions of other major companies, including Allied Metal Hose in 1993 and Anamet Industrial, Inc. (formerly Anaconda Metal) in 2000, and certain product line acquisitions of American Boa in 2020.

“Our company has expanded into several new markets, including medical instrumentation and aerospace, and has evolved into the leading supplier of a wide range of advanced flexible hoses and braids,” said Rick Arlen, head of Sales and Marketing at Universal Hose & Braid. “With these exciting enhancements, it is time for our company brand to reflect who we are today and symbolize our future.”

The company has launched a new website, http://www.universalhb.com, and will incorporate the new Universal Hose & Braid branding across all communications, materials and products in the coming months.

About Universal Hose & Braid, Inc.
Universal Hose & Braid is a leader in the design and production of metal hoses and braids. The company, which was founded in Chicago in 1942 and is based in South Holland, Illinois, has a history of developing innovative processes and technologies that have revolutionized the industry, including processes for strip wound and corrugated hose fabrication, thin wall tubing, and a helical tube welder. It also pioneered the use of “Vibration Eliminators®” in refrigeration systems, interlocked stainless steel hose as telephone armor, and “tuner cable” to silence automobile hydraulic steering systems. Universal Hose & Braid is a member of the Hyspan Group, a 100% employee owned company. The Hyspan Group also includes Flexible Metal, Inc., Flexial Corporation and Hyspan Precision Products, Inc.

About Hyspan Group, Inc.
The Hyspan Group is composed of Hyspan Precision Products, Inc., Flexible Metal, Inc., Flexial Corporation and Universal Hose & Braid. The group’s combined products include expansion joints, formed and welded metal bellows, fabricated exhaust tube assemblies, and metal hose and braid, which are utilized around the world in a variety of industrial, commercial, automotive, aerospace and defense applications. The multinational Hyspan Group is proudly 100% employee owned and headquartered just south of San Diego in Chula Vista, California, with manufacturing facilities in their Chula Vista site, as well as Tijuana, Mexico, South Holland, Illinois, Tucker, Georgia, Hamburg, Michigan, Cookeville, Tennessee and Prague, Czech Republic.

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