Southern Sales Municipal Southern Sales is a Division of Tencarva Machinery Company Mon, 02 Nov 2020 19:46:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 COVID-19 – Preparation Measures /covid-19-preparation-measures/ /covid-19-preparation-measures/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2020 21:31:31 +0000 /?p=886 The principal mission of our company is to serve our customers to the best of our ability. We are well aware of the challenges we could encounter in the fluid situation we all face by the uncertainty of the COVID-19 spreading. We have enacted a plan to most importantly protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, our communities and our valued customers. We also have adopted this plan in order to have the best path for ...]]> To Our Important Customers,

The principal mission of our company is to serve our customers to the best of our ability. We are well aware of the challenges we could encounter in the fluid situation we all face by the uncertainty of the COVID-19 spreading. We have enacted a plan to most importantly protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, our communities and our valued customers. We also have adopted this plan in order to have the best path for continuation of this customer service and so we will provide a stable supply chain for our customers.

I would like to share a brief update of our plan so that your organization will know the steps we are taking to perpetuate that mission.  Like many of you, we are limiting our company’s exposure by suspending all domestic and international air travel, as well as requiring self-quarantine for anyone who has traveled abroad for the last 14 days. Anyone who has had household members that have traveled fall under the same guidelines. We are cancelling meetings in our facilities and limiting our outside contact to “essential only” visits at customer’s or manufacturer’s sites. We are moving a significant portion of our staff to remote status. We are immediately moving those who have the capability (that is the majority of our sales force) and we are preparing for even more to go remote should the need arise. We are getting the maximum amount of social distance while still functioning at full capacity. However, our sales staff is willing and capable of visiting your site should a need arise and you request their presence (providing there is not been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your site). Out of consideration of yours and their health, we have asked them to limit personal contact to “essential visits”.

As a contingency plan, we have 28 branch locations throughout the Southeast. Today all are open and ready to serve, but should we need to close an individual location we have existing IT systems that allows us to assess all necessary customer information from any location. The phones can be transferred to any of the other supporting locations as needed. We have 14 different repair facilities in that same footprint to also serve you. Tencarva maintains approximately $17M in inventory at different locations to serve our customers. We have always believed our best opportunity to serve our customers is to have inventory that suits their needs with operations that provide 24/7 support. We don’t plan to change that in the near future. We have great partners that have also provided us with similar plans of continuity but should their supply chains be affected; we have this layer of security which enables us to continue serving.

A few items:

We have reached out to management of our key suppliers and they have all enacted continuation policies that involve social distancing and supply chain management. All of them are open and inventory levels are currently reported at normal levels.
Our multinational partners are reporting that cargo times are increasing. This could increase lead times in the coming weeks.
All of our local offices are open and should that change your calls will be seamlessly rerouted. Our sales staff has the ability to work remotely. The existing methods you reach us will remain unchanged.
We are still receiving packages and making shipments. Our manufacturing is at full capacity for the items we make.
We still want to serve you daily and we are asking that our employees use Skype or Facetime to provide a near face to face experience when possible. Although we normally serve you in person, this is a typical way we communicate internally.
Proactive and open communication is a hallmark of how we serve. Should a change be necessary, we will notify you of those changes.

Despite the strains this is placing on our businesses, we are resilient to serving our customers. We strive to excel in times of need, whether it is a plant emergency, natural disaster or in this case a public health concern. We expect no different of ourselves in this case. We deeply thank you for the 42 years you have trusted us to be your partner and we are here to serve.

Sincerely,

Edwin W. Pearce, III

President

Tencarva Machinery Company

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Southern Sales Company Awarded Crane Pumps Top Sales Award /southern-sales-company-awarded-crane-pumps-top-sales-award/ /southern-sales-company-awarded-crane-pumps-top-sales-award/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:16:12 +0000 /?p=516
It is an honor to present #TopSales Awards like these! Way to go Southern Sales Company! @Tencarva pic.twitter.com/LzFf74a1zc
— Crane Pumps (@CranePumps) April 29, 2016

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Crane Pumps recently recognized Southern Sales Company, a division of Tencarva Machinery Company, as their #1 municipal distributor in total sales for 2015. Many thanks to our customers for choosing Southern Sales Company as a trusted partner for Crane Pumps.

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New Tencarva Machinery Company / Southern Sales location in Nashville with Service Center /new-tencarva-machinery-company-southern-sales-location-in-nashville-with-service-center/ /new-tencarva-machinery-company-southern-sales-location-in-nashville-with-service-center/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:36:23 +0000 /?p=491 The firm relocated its Nashville operations to its new facility at 2937 Kraft Dr. in Nashville, combining into one location its Nashville Branch Office and the Southern Sales Division.
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A state-of-the-art repair service center with the first of its type capabilities in Tennessee is a central focus of the new Nashville Branch Office facility of Tencarva Machinery Company LLC, based in Greensboro, N. C. with offices in Chattanooga, according to Edwin W. Pearce, III, president of Tencarva.

The firm relocated its Nashville operations to its new facility at 2937 Kraft Dr. in Nashville, combining into one location its Nashville Branch Office and the Southern Sales Division.

Don Wirth, vice president located in the Nashville Branch Office, said, “Our new office / service facility is the culmination of a vision that began years ago as Tencarva became heavily engaged in pump repair activity doing both field work and inside shop work. It epitomizes our desire to place our customer first when it comes to the quality environment in which the work is done and, as important, putting in place the necessary equipment so our valued employees have a bright and safe working environment in which to repair our customer’s equipment.“

Architect for the facility is Southeast Venture, with Crain Construction as the general contractor.   Construction began on the facility in August 2014.

The facility on a two-acre site is approximately 23,000 square feet of office-service center, with 9,000 square feet designed for office and training, and 14,000 square feet featuring its new service capabilities, along with storage. The Tencarva team from both divisions totals 30 employees.

The major portion of the service area serves as a repair facility for the firm’s municipal and industrial customers. The operation’s uniqueness hinges on the actual layout and approach to handling of the equipment to be repaired as it comes in and moves through the repair facility, said officials. Two five-ton overhead cranes and seven one-ton capacity, column- mounted jib cranes for lifting heavy equipment prevent loss-time injuries and ensure worker safety, which is most important to Tencarva, said officials.

Within the office area, a 24’ X 40’ training area allows staff to perform customer training activities not possible in the previous facility. These customer seminars will feature technical product education, as well as equipment maintenance and repair.

An air-filtered “clean room” with its own climate controlled system will be used when doing reassembly of pump bearing frames to ensure no airborne foreign matter jeopardizes the quality of the bearings and to create the best conditions for this repair. For larger companies that look for extended equipment run times, this clean environment for bearing assembly is necessary and is a vital component of Tencarva’s quality repair process.  Another key component to the new building is a 15’ X 24’ X 8’ deep test pit, which will soon have an installed 12” diameter flow loop with calibration, monitoring, testing, and recording instrumentation to run performance tests on both submersible and vertical turbine pumps up to 300Hp (horsepower) – 460V (volts).

Mr. Wirth emphasizes, “Customers have a highly trained maintenance workforce handling the service and repair work on their specialized and unique production machinery so, in some cases, they’re looking to outsource pump repair. This is the business we’re vying for using our own trained workforce.  With the facilities and Total Quality Repair Program, we are confident Tencarva would be highly considered by both our industrial and Southern Sales municipal customers.

“Again, we think Tencarva’s ability and added services are unique, as we will be able to quantify, verify and assure quality in both the repair and performance of the pumps and allow customers to reinstall the equipment we repaired knowing it will operate and perform to their expectations.”

Tencarva Machinery Company was ranked 43rd in the 2014 “Big 50” list of largest industrial distributors in the United States, based on annual revenue in 2013, by Industrial Distribution magazine. Tencarva was listed as 18th in the 2014 “Fast 50” companies selected by The Business Journal Serving the Greater Triad Area. Tencarva also ranked 47th in the “Grant Thornton North Carolina 100” privately owned companies as published in Business North Carolina in October 2014 and 32nd in the “2014 North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40” ranking by the publication.

On Nov. 30, 2012, Tencarva acquired Southern Sales Company Inc., which was at 2929 Kraft Dr., Nashville, where the consolidated operations were housed, from former owners and officers of Southern Sales Inc., Bill Allen, who is now vice president, Municipal Division, and Ed Guffee, now vice president, Municipal Division. The new facility is adjacent to this existing property.

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Tencarva Acquires Southern Sales Company /tencarva-acquires-southern-sales-company/ /tencarva-acquires-southern-sales-company/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:04:56 +0000 http://southernsalesinc.tencarva.com/?p=193 Greensboro, NC — Tencarva Machinery Company, a distributor of pumps, pumping systems, fluid handling systems and related products, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., has acquired the assets of Southern Sales Company Inc., of Nashville, Tenn., a municipal sales and service organization, effective November 30, 2012, according to Rod Lee, president of Tencarva.
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Greensboro, NC — Tencarva Machinery Company, a distributor of pumps, pumping systems, fluid handling systems and related products, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., has acquired the assets of Southern Sales Company Inc., of Nashville, Tenn., a municipal sales and service organization, effective November 30, 2012, according to Rod Lee, president of Tencarva.

Move in date: May 2015

Aquire date: November 2012

In business since 1923 and in its current form since 1968, Southern Sales Company has headquarters in Nashville and represents a broad range of water and wastewater products and services, with territory in Tennessee, Kentucky, and portions of Indiana and Ohio. Former owners and officers of Southern Sales Inc. joining Tencarva will be Bill Allen, as vice president of municipal sales, and Ed Guffee, as general manager of the Southern Sales Division. All of the 26 employees of Southern Sales have been offered positions with Tencarva.

In announcing the acquisition, Lee points out, “We expect to take advantage of Bill’s and Ed’s expertise in the municipal market to grow our business in all regions. Southern Sales has several lines in common with Tencarva, including Gorman-Rupp and Lightnin. In addition to rotating equipment, they have significant sales of large process equipment for the municipal market.”

Lee explains, “Southern Sales Company has a customer-oriented culture, very compatible with Tencarva’s and an extensive service organization. Southern Sales Company’s employees have worked cooperatively with Tencarva’s Municipal Division on many projects over the years. They are in a strong growth mode, with recent expansions into Ohio and additional areas in Indiana. The access to Tencarva’s accounting and personnel management infrastructure, as well as our financial strength, will enhance this growth.”

Allen emphasizes, “Ed and I are excited at the opportunity to join forces with an organization as strong and well respected as Tencarva. This acquisition helps to guarantee that the almost 90-year history of municipal success for Southern Sales will continue for our customers, suppliers and employees. We see a very bright and strong future for everyone involved.”

The Southern Sales Division is located at 2929 Kraft Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. Southern Sales’ product lines include pumps and pumping systems, blowers, aeration and submersible mixers, filtration systems, wastewater equipment and systems, wet well cleaning and conditioning systems, flow meters, sludge handling and dewatering equipment and systems, valves, flow metering equipment and more. For information on the local product lines, please call (800) 843-5523 or (615) 254-0066. Product information is also available at www.yibiaod.com. In addition, Tencarva’s Industrial Division Nashville Branch Office is located at 839 Fesslers Parkway, Nashville, TN 37210. For information on Tencarva’s full line of products and services available through the Nashville Branch Office, call (615) 742-3101.

Tencarva most recently was named 35th in the North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 ranking published in a supplement to the November 2012 issue of Business North Carolina and verified by Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP, certified public accountants and consultants headquartered in Richmond, Va. Earlier this year, Tencarva was honored nationally as 42nd in the 2012 “Big 50” list of Industrial Distribution magazine. Tencarva was listed as 23rd in the 2012 “Fast 50” companies selected by The Business Journal Serving the Greater Triad Area. Tencarva also ranked 48th in the “Grant Thornton North Carolina 100” privately owned companies as published in Business North Carolina in October 2012.

Tencarva Machinery Company, headquartered in Greensboro, N. C., is a distributor specializing in pumps, liquid process, and custom-designed systems for the industrial and municipal marketplace. Tencarva is dedicated to providing the highest quality process machinery, coupled with superior customer service and integrity.

Founded in 1978, Tencarva Machinery is committed to providing superior service by supplying innovative engineering assistance, professional equipment selection with extensive product and parts inventory, as well as preventive maintenance and repair services to all its customers. With the addition of the Southern Sales Division, Tencarva has 334 employees at 27 branches in eight states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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