P&H Casters is having a milestone birthday on April 1st! The company, which was founded in 1969 by George Paikos and Jim Hicks (P&H) to manufacture and distribute specialty fasteners and metal hardware is hardly recognizable since those fledgling days. P&H Associates morphed into P&H Casters in the 1970’s, when it expanded its product line to include wheels and casters for shopping carts.
Over the past 50 years, P&H Casters has expanded in just about every direction imaginable. The company has grown from a small, California based distribution company into a Texas based manufacturing and distribution powerhouse with operations also on both U.S. coasts.
A family owned enterprise, the company started with a handful of people that today has become a multi-departmental team that collaborates from all over the U.S. and Latin America.
Anniversaries are a time to celebrate where we come from and a time to anticipate where we’re going. They are a time to be thankful for what we’ve achieved, and to those that helped us get there. So these people pictured here, our P&H Texas based crew, are an important part of our celebration. But we also have another group that we are ever so grateful for, as we say here in Texas. We try not to forget for even one 50th of a second that if it wasn’t for those valued companies that we are fortunate enough to call “customer” that we wouldn’t be celebrating on this April Fool’s Day!
We wanted to take this opportunity to say “Thanks All” to everyone who has helped us get to the half-century mark. As Jesse Peltier, President, Partner and COO recently said “Success is best when it’s shared”.
We’ll be celebrating our good fortune the entire week of April 1st. Nothing we’d like better than to have you join us.
Happy 50 Birthday Casters!
We worked hard this year, really hard.
Not only did we manage to get Plant One, our first US based manufacturing facility operational–
at the same time, we also completed the requirements to become an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.
Whew! This took some elbow grease.
We really want to thank our team here at P&H Casters.
These are the people that put their shoulder into it every day, and make it happen.
P&H is now the exclusive source for the HEATEATER® brand of high temperature wheel products!
We’re still pinching ourselves when we think about how lucky we are to be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the HEATEATER® line of wheel products that have been produced by Roll-Master for the past 40 years. These wheels work where other types of high temperature wheels fail, or just plain wear out too fast. High temperature products fall into a class all by themselves anyway. They are subject to such demanding environmental stresses that they fall into a “consumable” category. No matter how great we make them, they are still destined for periodic replacement.
But these guys are special. They wear longer than many high temperature phenolic products (yup, maybe even our own line of super green Epoxy high temp wheels) and their softer tread is kinder to floor surfaces
than other types of high temperature wheels. All of this and still impact resistant.
The wide range of operating temperatures for the HEATEATER® also sets it apart from many other high temp products. The low end of the operating temperature range is -70°F . That’s about 50° lower than phenolic high temp wheels!
Normal operating temperatures for this premium line of wheels are 475°F continuous exposure up to 550°F the recommended intermittent temperature exposure.
How great is that??
The product line includes a wide variety of diameters and tread widths.
- Wheel Diameters: 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 5″, 6″ and 8″
- Tread Widths: 1″, 1 3/8″, 1 1/2″, 1 5/8″, 2″, 2 3/16″
- Plain bore, roller and stainless steel bearings
- Maintenance free coated bushings
We’ve been admiring the HEATEATER® products for so long, we really find it amazing that they are now OURS to share with YOU.
By capturing Roll-Master’s many quality products, we are able to offer one of the most exciting selection of high temperature wheels and caster in the market. And that’s just one part of what’s coming!
Combining the Roll-Master product lines, that historically are 100% manufactured in the USA, with the P&H Casters “MADE AT HOME” manufacturing initiative is another exciting part of our commitment to become your sole source for wheels and casters.