Press Release

Clearwater, FL -  February 9, 2015
Employee Announcement - Jose Collazo
Jose Collazo has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for Mexico and Central America. Jose join the Hercules International Sales Team with over 10 years of Fluid Power experience in the Latin America market. He resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and 4 children. The warm Florida sunshine allows him to enjoy a multitude of free time activities such as fishing, scuba diving, hunting, football and basketball. On those few rainy days, he also enjoys playing music. Jose looks forward to meeting with customers within his region in the near future.

Clearwater, FL -  December 15, 2014
Employee Announcement - John Grauf
John Grauf has been appointed Regional Territory Manager of the North Midwest Region. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a minor in Marketing, as well as having over 20 years in the Hydraulics industry. He resides in Dewitt, Michigan and enjoys playing racquetball when possible, and golf when the snow doesn't fly. John will be making his way through the region over the new few months and looks forward to meeting with the customers in the North Midwest states.

Clearwater, FL -  November 25, 2014
Employee Announcement - Christina Ellis
Christina Ellis has been appointed Database Programming Manager for Hercules Sealing Products in Clearwater, Florida. Christina previously held the position of ERP Analyst at Hercules. She holds a BA in Management Information Systems and will be overseeing Hercules' Information Systems department.


Clearwater, FL -  July 14, 2014
Hercules Announces a Part Substitution Option
Hercules Sealing Products has added a Part Substitution option to the Hercules website at This new feature appears in the shopping cart when the desired quantity exceeds available stock. Alternate and direct replacement parts are shown when the item requested is not in stock. Customers may view details, pricing and quantity available for replacement parts before adding the substitute item to their cart.


Clearwater, FL -   April 16, 2014
Hercules Releases 12th Edition Cylinder and Repair Parts Catalog
Hercules Sealing Products is proud to announce the release of the new Hercules Cylinder and Repair Parts Catalog. This latest edition features a complete line of Hercules Brand Tie Rod and Welded Cylinders, along with single and double acting telescopic by popular manufacturers such as Prince, Custom Hoists, Commercial, Hyco and Southern Hydraulic Cylinders (SHC). Expanded product offerings include Gland and Piston Repair Parts, Cylinder Repair Accessories and Assortment Kits and Tools. Prices effective March 3, 2014.


Clearwater, FL -   February 26, 2014
Employee Announcement - Andres Echeverri
Andres Echeverri has been appointed International Sales Manager for Hercules Sealing Products in Clearwater, Florida. Andres previously held the position of Business Development Manager / Latin America for Bulldog Sales at Hercules. Andres holds a BA & MBA in International Business and Commerce from University of San Buenaventura (Colombia) and an additional MBA in Business Commerce from University of Phoenix (Tampa Campus). Andres will be overseeing International business for Hercules Sealing Products throughout Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Clearwater, FL -   January 17, 2014
Hercules Releases a New Edition of the Hercules Website
Hercules Sealing Products is proud to announce the release of a New Edition of the Hercules website. New features include a Spanish language version of the site and the entire Bulldog Product line as well as updated Seal Images and expanded Product Dimensional Information for individual parts.


Clearwater, FL -   October 1, 2013
Hercules Appointed Bulldog Master Distributor
Hercules Sealing Products is pleased to be appointed as the Authorized Master Distributor of Bulldog Engine Gasket products for the United States and Latin America. Hercules now stocks and maintains a large inventory of Bulldog gasket and transmission products. Gasket sealing products such as head gaskets, pan gaskets, front and rear cover gaskets, crank shaft seals, oil seals and other sealing products normally replaced during an engine rebuild complete their current product line. Also available are transmission sealing products such as seal rings, thrust washers, gaskets, PTFE Lip seals and o-rings. These items are immediately available from stock. Bulldog items are designed and manufactured for the critical, heavy duty applications in transmissions and engines. Special attention is paid to the proper selection of materials based upon the specific equipment application. This engineering focus allows Hercules to provide their customers with the most successful solutions to the broadest range of sealing applications. Bulldog Gasket Catalogs can be ordered free of charge online at or by calling 1-800-777-5617.


Clearwater, FL -   August 14, 2013
Employee Announcement - Mary Lee Moore
Mary Lee Moore has been appointed Supply Chain/ Procurement Manager for Hercules Sealing Products in Clearwater, Florida. Mary Lee formerly held a position at Boyd Industries where she was a Supply Chain Manager responsible for procurement, inventory, logistics, planning, and receiving. She holds an MBA from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science education from Clarion University. Mary Lee will be overseeing Hercules Sealing Products North American procurement and inventory management operations.

Clearwater, FL -   June 27, 2013
Hercules Expands Online Features
Hercules Sealing Products is proud to announce the addition of two new webstore features. The Live Chat and Interactive PDF Catalogs. When visiting the Hercules Webstore, guests will see a Tab in the lower right corner of every page. This Tab will appear when Live Help is immediately available and can be used to message questions regarding any Hercules product or service. Another new feature to the Hercules Webstore is the Interactive PDF Catalogs. The Seal, Kit and Cylinder PDF Catalogs now allow visitors to click on a part and go directly to the item within the webstore. Items can then be placed in the shopping cart for immediate purchase. The Interactive PDF Catalogs can be found under the Company Literature Tab on the homepage of the Hercules webstore.

Clearwater, FL -   February 4, 2013
Hercules Offers Customers Expanded Shipping Options
Hercules Sealing Products has unveiled a series of new shipping options that will increase product availability and reduce costs for its customers. Seal and kit customers can now use USPS Priority flat rate boxes, which come in three sizes for shipping up 20 pounds at a set price. Customers can select flat rate shipping on the website at or call the sales department to place an order at 800-777-5617. This option is available for all US locations, including Alaska, Hawaii and the US Territories for one low rate. This new option ships to a majority of US locations in only 2-days. Hercules has also extended the Florida UPS Ground cut-off time to 5:00 pm in order to meet the needs of customers who require faster service at the lower ground rate. In recognition that flexibility leads to greater efficiency customers are now able to schedule a customer pick-up directly from the website. For more information about Hercules Sealing Products or the range of products and shipping methods available please visit the website or contact Hercules at 800-777-5617.

Clearwater, FL -   July 9, 2012
Hercules Connects to Customers on a Whole New Level
Hercules Sealing Products is proud to announce the release of the Hercules Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Pages, along with the Hercules YouTube Channel and Blog. While browsing the Hercules Facebook page, visitors can "Like Us” to take advantage of Fan only specials, view new products as they are released, take product and service surveys, and sign up to win Hercules 50th anniversary merchandise. Followers of the Hercules Twitter account will also have the benefits of Followers only specials, along with receiving up-to-the-minute product and event announcements. Guests to the LinkedIn page can connect and network with Hercules staff members from all departments. The Hercules YouTube Channel gives visitors access to the latest Hercules seal training webinars. The Hercules Blog gives visitors an opportunity to read the latest industry technical tips and product review articles. All pages can be accessed through the Hercules website at

Clearwater, FL -   June 7, 2012
Hercules Sealing Products Releases the 10th Edition Cylinder Catalog
The newest edition of the Hercules Cylinder Catalog is now in-stock and ready for shipment to our customers. The 10th edition features the new HSTR (Olympus) brand 3000 psi double acting cylinder, along with the new threadless Mobile Cylinder Heads. We also offer the complete line of Hercules brand HTR, HMW, HCW and HTC cylinders, as well as Commercial, Custom Hoists, Southern, and Hyco Telescopic Cylinders. In this latest edition, the Mobile and Industrial sections have been divided for easy identification of cylinder repair parts. New! Reduced pricing on cylinder repair parts! Due to increased buying power, Hercules is now able to offer reduced pricing on a majority of cylinder repair parts. Go to to download a copy of this new catalog in PDF format, or order copies of the latest edition from the Company Literature pull-down menu. Prices effective May 1, 2012.

Clearwater, FL -   May 14, 2012
Hercules Sealing Products Sponsors a NASCAR Fantasy League
Customers...Start Your Engines!

Join Hercules in a FREE and friendly NASCAR Fantasy League Competition. Customers, this is your chance to compete against your favorite Hercules staff members. Prizes are given out weekly to the point's leader. Prizes included your choice of the 50th anniversary t-shirt, hat, pen, golf balls or travel mug. At the end of each Segment, a grand prize is given out to Segment points Leader (an exclusive Hercules Prize Pack).

Here's how to participate:
1.) Go to and click "Play Now"
2.) Register if needed, create your Team
3.) Join a Group - search for the "Hercules" group.

The Hercules Group is competing through all 3 segments. Join at any time! Segment #1 is currently under way, with Segment #2 starting on June 10th. Choose 5 drivers per week. Drivers can only be used 4 times per 13 week segment (10 weeks in segment #3) - so choose wisely and plan ahead, or use all your best drivers and win one of the weekly prizes.

Winners will be contacted via the message board following each race. If you should win, please send back your team name, contact info and prize choice to

Good luck!

Clearwater, FL -   January 6, 2012
Hercules Sealing Products Celebrates 50 Years of Quality Seals Fast
The coming year is a major milestone for Hercules Sealing Products as we celebrate our 50th year in business. We would like to extend our thanks to all of our customers who have made our success possible. Hercules has served the Fluid Power Industry with quality cylinder seals, seal kits and re¬placement cylinders since 1962. Founded in 1962 by the late Donald Rueger, the company first carved out a niche by serving the refuse industry. It later began marketing seals and related products for forklifts and construction equip¬ment. In 1983, the company was sold to Britmar, a Brit-ish holding company. The sales strategy, during this time, was to distribute product from many locations throughout the United States. This strategy was not only expensive, but turned out to be flawed, as customers received partial shipments and multiple packages. The various locations quickly ran out of stock, leaving the customers without the parts needed for next day repairs. Hercules worked quickly to rectify the problem by consolidating warehouses to the one facility in Clearwater, Florida (Enterprise photo). In 1996, Hercules was purchased by a London-based holding Company Diploma PLC. Diploma's philosophy was to keep management in place and give Hercules the freedom to grow. With the company quickly growing, Hercules found a need to expand its warehouse facility. In 1998, 4 acres were purchased, and a 72,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art warehouse facility was built on Belcher Rd. in Clearwater (Belcher photo). This new facility is the current location of Hercules Sealing Products, which houses over 35,000 catalog parts and employees over 150 staff members. Hercules will be celebrating this milestone throughout the year with anniversary specials, limited edition 50th an¬niversary merchandise and an on-site anniversary event for customers who are able to make the trip to sunny Florida. The on-site anniversary celebration is scheduled for spring 2012. Additional event details will be provided in the next (spring) edition of the Hydraulic Connection newsletter. We would not have been successful for the last 50 years without our loyal customers. All of us here at Hercules thank you for your continued business, and look forward to serving your seal, seal kit and replacement cylinder needs for many years to come! For questions regarding the 50th anniversary celebration, please call 1-800-777-5617, or visit

Clearwater, FL -   June 13, 2011
Hercules Releases New 2011 Cylinder Catalog
The latest edition of the Hercules Cylinder Catalog is now available and ready for shipment to anyone looking for the best prices on Hercules Brand, Prince, Custom Hoists, Commercial, Hyco and SHC custom and standard cylinders. New to this 9th edition is a complete line of 3000 PSI Double Acting Tie Rod Cylinder (The HSTR Olympus Line). These new cylinders will be available in September 2011. Other new products include: IT and ITW Threadless Heads for mobile cylinder applications, Return Spin-On Filters and a value line of Installation and Removal Tools. Standard in-stock product offers include a complete line of cylinder repair parts, power units, pre-machined chrome rods, self-aligning bearings, fluid level gauges, filler breathers and pressure gauges. To view a PDF of the new cylinder catalog or order these new products today, go to the Hercules' website To request copies of the 2011 Cylinder Catalog call 1-800-777-5617 and ask your regional sales team to add to your next order, or order via the on-line Catalog Request Form found under the "Company Literature” tab on the Hercules website. Prices effective June 13, 2011.

Clearwater, FL -   June 13, 2011
Hercules Sealing Products Expands the Seals On Demand Program
Hercules Sealing Products has expanded the Seals On Demand program to include a new cut-off time, additional machines and an increased workforce to accommodate your custom seal needs. Place your custom seals order by 3:00 p.m. EST and receive it the next day, Guaranteed! (Guarantee based on orders placed by 3:00 p.m. EST shipping Next Day Air. If order doesn't ship the same day, your freight is FREE! Standard styles and materials only. Limits on quantity, style and materials.) Visit the "Custom Seal” link on the Hercules website (left menu bar) to receive a same day quote, or view a complete list of styles, materials and size ranges. Available styles include: Piston, rod and rotary shaft seals, wipers, back-up and guide rings in over 125 standard profiles. Custom profiles are available within a few days. For questions regarding our Same Day Seals On Demand program, please call 1-800-777-5617, or visit

Clearwater, FL -   April 23, 2010
Chrome Rod Program
Hercules Sealing Products is pleased to introduce a new pre-machined Chrome Rod Program to assist industrial and heavy equipment repair facilities with their cylinder repair needs. These pre-machined rods offer one end machined to fit standard Hercules pistons. The other end is blank for custom modification by the customer. To view a list of features, product selections and A quick reference chart for effective strokes of machined chrome rods and selection chart for piston, heads and seal kits to accommodate machined chrome rods, please visit the Hercules website at . All products for the pre-machined Chrome Rod Program can also be ordered directly through the Hercules website or by calling your regional sales staff at 1- 800-777-5617.

Clearwater, FL -   March 1, 2010
Hercules Sealing Products Releases Same Day Seals On Demand
Hercules Sealing Products is proud to announce the release of its "same day” custom seal program, Same Day Seals On Demand. Hercules has been producing custom seals since 2005. Now, with the new Same Day Seals On Demand program, customers have the ability to place custom seal orders, which are manufactured the same day. The custom seal order is shipped via UPS red service for next day delivery - guaranteed! Available styles include: Piston, rod and rotary shaft seals, wipers, back-up and guide rings in over 125 standard profiles. Custom profiles are available within a few days. Please visit our website at for a free quote. For questions regarding our Same Day Seals On Demand program, please call 1-800-777-5617, or visit

Clearwater, FL -   February 11, 2010
Hercules Sealing Products Releases On-Line Ordering Website
Hercules Sealing Products is proud to announce the release its new On-Line Ordering website at offers hydraulic and pneumatic seal, seal kit and cylinder repair customers the ability to view inventory availability, customer specific pricing (after registration), and enter multi-line orders using the Quick Order Entry system. Other user friendly features include fly-out product menus by category, extra large seal profile images and technical information for each product type. The new Hercules website continues to give customers the same informative sections as the old site; new product updates, future events and company literature, including a free catalog request form. For questions, please call 1-800-777-5617, or visit

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