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Gallagher Fluid Seals Announces e-Commerce Store

Better and faster access to the seals you need to keep your production running.

King of Prussia, PA. October 29, 2019 /News and Updates/ — Gallagher Fluid Seals (GFS) is excited to announce the launch of its e-commerce store, providing a brand new experience to shop for seals.

“It’s been a complete team effort,” says Chris Gallagher, CEO. “Our team has worked diligently over the past several months to prepare and deliver a state-of-the art e-commerce store for both new and returning customers.”

As the world’s economy has evolved to an online platform, GFS felt seal buying should be easier. Gone are the days of calling in and ordering a replacement seal – or sending an RFQ. This new online experience allows greater and faster access to the seals you need to keep your facility up-and-running.

“Maximizing the ease-of-purchase and visibility of fluid sealing products is imperative to the future of seal buying, and that’s why we are well-positioned to help our customers for years to come,” says Chris.

To start, Gallagher’s e-commerce store will focus on six main product categories:

  1. O-Rings
  2. Gaskets
  3. Sheet Material
  4. Expanded PTFE
  5. Compression Packing
  6. Mechanical Seals

In the coming months, the full product array will be added to shop.gallagherseals.com, providing even more fluid sealing options. Specialty products such as expansion joints, bearings & bushings, rotary seals, and more will be added.

We’re excited about this new chapter in Gallagher Fluid Seals’ history, and we hope you will join us in this journey to make your seal shopping experience easier and more transparent.

Shop our new e-commerce website here:

>> shop.gallagherseals.com

For larger orders or custom-engineered sealing needs, it’s suggested that customers complete a form on our e-commerce website requesting to speak with an engineer or member of the customer service team.


About Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc.

For 60+ years, Gallagher Fluid Seals has taken pride in being the industry leader for all things seals. Not only was Gallagher the first North American seal distributor to achieve ISO 9001 certification, but year-after-year, GFS takes steps to maintain its status as the leading distributor for fluid sealing products: In January 2019, Gallagher made an additional company acquisition – this time acquiring Quality Seals out of Bethel, CT. This strategic acquisition has been great for customers. It has helped to bolster capabilities and expand product lines while simultaneously opening a custom engineering channel to Quality Seals’ existing customers.

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Kevin Patton
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610-277-8200

Gallagher’s East Longmeadow, MA Branch Moves to New Location

Newer, more modern facility will offer an opportunity to streamline manufacturing operations and bolster capabilities

After more than 20 years at 21 Deer Park Dr, East Longmeadow, MA, Gallagher Fluid Seals has moved to a new manufacturing and distribution facility, located less than one mile away, at 136 Denslow Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.

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The newer, more modern facility will offer an opportunity to streamline operations and bolster capabilities. The Denslow facility is efficiently designed, and provides the capacity for manufacturing, distribution, engineering and customer support, sales, service, and more.

“We are very excited to re-locate our East Longmeadow operations to our new location on Denslow Road,” said Chris Gallagher, CEO of Gallagher Fluid Seals. “We feel that the new space offers us a better environment for our team members, and for the future needs of the business.  East Longmeadow has been a great town for us to do business, and we look forward to continuing that relationship well into the future. We feel that we can continue to grow within this facility as we employ sound principles of manufacturing and operational excellence.”

We feel that we can continue to grow within this facility as we employ sound principles of manufacturing and operational excellence.

Tremendous credit goes to the Gallagher planning team that began crafting the road map for the move more than six months ago. The internal logistics and operations teams worked collaboratively in all aspects of the process to ensure both minimal customer disruption and production interruption.

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During the move, the entire team worked incredibly hard – from packing offices to rigging equipment to customer support. The East Longmeadow branch of Gallagher Fluid Seals met every challenge and remained flexible, working through obstacles in order to have the new office up-and-running over the weekend of June 1st.

This is another exciting chapter in the 63-year history of Gallagher, as the organization continues to focus on its goal of providing customers with engineered sealing solutions.

Read the press release here, or contact us today:

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About Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc.

Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc. is a global distributor and manufacturer of Fluid Sealing products. Gallagher represents the strongest seal manufacturers in the world, in addition to operating its own gasket fabrication facility. Gallagher serves both OEM & MRO customers through the development of technical solutions that solve sealing challenges.

Gallagher Fluid Seals currently operates 3 Facilities; its headquarters in King of Prussia Pennsylvania,  gasket fabrication and sales office in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and the newly-acquired Quality Seals office in Bethel, Connecticut.

Gallagher Case Study: Design and Fabrication of Custom Molded Gasket

Gallagher Fluid Seals helps meters & instruments manufacturer through the design and fabrication of a custom-molded gasket with an engineered profile.

 

The Problempicture of micro corrector

Our client’s micro corrector was experiencing water intrusion past the gasket, caused by improper seal material and configuration.

The Approach

Gallagher Applications Engineer Benjamin Mell worked closely with our client to identify & address the issue and suggested sending a sample of the instrument to GFS headquarters. Our engineering team received the hardware and investigated the root cause of the seal failure.

GFS engineers observed that our client’s closed-cell foam gasket had taken a severe compression set. This was limiting the life & effectiveness of the foam seal, which in turn allowed water to penetrate the instrument and damage the electronics.

The Solution

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Based on our experience and industry insights, GFS was contracted to design & fabricate a custom-molded gasket with an engineered profile to properly mate with the hardware and perform to customer expectations/ requirements. (see Figure 1. red seal)

Results / Next Steps

The Gallagher-engineered gasket solution was a success; it eliminated water intrusion and damage to the electronics, reduced warranty claims, and provided a more reliable product.

With the success of this project, GFS is partnering with our client for additional custom solutions. Next, we plan to help design and fabricate a window seal on the micro corrector to further decrease the possibility of water intrusion.

For more background about this case study, click here.

Gallagher Fluid Seals Acquires Quality Seals

Acquisition will help expand Gallagher’s industry-leading service and capabilities

Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc., a global distributor and manufacturer of fluid sealing products located in the Greater Philadelphia area recently made an acquisition to further expand it’s industry-leading service and capabilities.

On January 2, 2019, Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc. acquired Quality Seals based out of Bethel, Connecticut. The entire Gallagher team is excited about bringing in the Quality Seals family to start the new year.

The transition for Quality Seals’ existing customers will be smooth and precise. For those existing customers, they will continue to be serviced by members of the Bethel, Connecticut office.

This strategic acquisition will give customers – from both companies – the ability to explore new product lines while simultaneously allowing greater access to existing products & partners. It will also open a custom engineering channel to both new and existing customers of Quality Seals; they will now be able to utilize Gallagher’s Engineering Department for tailored solutions to their most difficult and challenging applications.

About Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc.

Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc. is a global distributor and manufacturer of Fluid Sealing products. Gallagher represents the strongest seal manufacturers in the world, in addition to operating its own gasket fabrication facility. Gallagher serves both OEM & MRO customers through the development of technical solutions that solve sealing challenges.

Gallagher Fluid Seals currently operates 3 Facilities; its headquarters in King of Prussia Pennsylvania, and it’s 40,000 square foot gasket fabrication and sales office in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and the newly-acquired Quality Seals office in Bethel, Connecticut.


For more information, check out our press release.

Lunch-and-Learn Employee Training

Lunch-and-LearnAre you having trouble finding the time to get a training session up and running?  Need an insightful presenter to engage your employees?  Contact your Gallagher Fluid Seals Account Manager, or fill out our Lunch-and-Learn online form to discuss if a Lunch-and-Learn makes sense for your organization.

What Exactly is a Lunch-and-Learn Program?

A lunch-and-learn program is a training or presentation session facilitated and provided by Gallagher Fluid Seals and one of our key vendors.  They usually last approximately 30-45 minutes (i.e. an employee’s lunch hour).  It’s usually held in an employee cafeteria, auditorium, or conference room.  This concept provides easy access to participants, and is typically less formal than most standard training sessions.  As an incentive to your company and the training participants, Gallagher Fluid Seals will provide lunch!

Lunch-and-Learn programs are an easy way to develop and motivate employees, while creating an environment of communication, collaboration, and learning.

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Becoming “The Seal Specialist”

At Gallagher Fluid Seals, we strive to deliver sealing solutions where there was previously a failure – to be our customers’ Seal Specialist.  Our position as an independent distributor allows us the freedom to be truly objective, analyzing the various options available from our suppliers, and providing the optimal sealing configuration for your application.

But with many different product lines at our fingertips, how do we know what seal, gasket, o-ring will work the best in your application? We position ourselves as The Seal Specialist, but it’s not just a motto or a tagline, it’s a culture here at Gallagher.

Seal Specialist - Training & DevelopmentIn 2016, our sales team attended over 1200 hours of training… that’s more than 150 eight hour work days… that’s over 30 five-day work weeks.  They trained with some of our key vendors such as Parker, DuPont, Garlock, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, GORE, Thermoseal, and Thordon, to gain a better understanding of their product lines.

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Gallagher Acquires Commo Sealing Products

Gallagher Fluid Seals is pleased to announce that they have acquired Commo Sealing Products of North Providence, Rhode Island.  Established in 1997, Commo Sealing Products was a fabricator of mostly rubber gaskets and sealing elements, with the majority of their customers located in and around the greater Providence area.

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Gallagher Fabrication/Sales Office – East Longmeadow, MA

Current Commo Sealing customers will be serviced by Gallagher’s Fabrication/Sales Office located in East Longmeadow, MA.  The East Longmeadow facility boasts over 40,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing space.

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Gallagher Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

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The Gallagher family

Gallagher Fluid Seals recently held its 60th anniversary gala, inviting employees, family, and friends to Sunnybrook Country Club in Blue Bell, PA for a night of celebration and reflection.

As Gallagher celebrates its 60th anniversary, we’ve decided to use this space to look back, and discuss what the future holds.

The year was 1956.  Elvis Presley owned the airwaves, and was emerging as one of the world’s first rock stars.  Felix Wankel (Germany) developed the first rotary internal combustion engine.  The cost of a first-class stamp was three cents. And in a small house in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with four young children and a wife, Walter B. Gallagher started Gallagher Fluid Seals.

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Gallagher Provides Training to Customers (CEUs available!)

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CFO to CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave?”

CEO to CFO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

-Peter Baeklund

I’m sure everyone has heard the above statement is some fashion over the past few years.

Very few employees these days work for pay alone, and providing training and opportunity for advancement is paramount to your ability to recruit and/or retain the best employees.

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Introducing Gallagher’s Spring Energized Seal Guide

Spring Energized Seal GuideGallagher Fluid Seals is pleased to introduce its latest publication, the Spring Energized Seal Guide.

When elastomeric seals fail – whether due to chemical attack, extreme temperatures, extrusion or other causes – spring energized PTFE seals perform reliably.

We think you’ll read this 28-page guide and come away with useful information on these unique sealing solutions. Inside, you’ll find:

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