Press Release

Clearwater, FL - September 21, 2015
Employee Announcement - Kurt Kocik
Hercules is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Kocik as the Director of Domestic Sales. Kurt joins the Hercules team with over 23 years of operations and sales management experience with a deep understanding of the distribution industry. Kurt will be based out of the main Headquarters in Clearwater, Florida and looks forward to working with the Hercules sales staff to enhance the customer buying experience.

June 24, 2015
Bulldog Relocation Announcement
Hercules Fluid Power Group and Bulldog® Hydraulics & Gaskets is today providing advanced notice that the current Bulldog manufacturing site in Reno, Nevada, will be relocated to a modern, strategically located facility in Tampa, Florida in the fall of 2015. The new facility is an investment to secure the future of the Bulldog Brand and the East Coast location will provide improved shipping options to the majority of Bulldog's customers. Our aim is to continue to develop and grow the Bulldog Brand.

As our valued customers are aware, the Bulldog Brand is now stocked and sold by Hercules US (Clearwater, FL), Hercules Canada (Ontario, Canada) and FPE Seals (UK). Please continue to order your Bulldog products from these locations. The relocation of the remaining Bulldog activities has been carefully planned in order to minimize any disruption to supply.

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.

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