Author Archives: McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc.

  1. Happy Retirement to Al Balasco

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    Al Balasco, McGill Hose & Coupling

    Congratulations Al!

    It is with great excitement and gratitude that McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc. is announcing the retirement of Al Balasco! Although we are saddened that we will no longer be able to see Al’s smiling face in our Rhode Island branch every day, we are so very happy for him to step into this next phase of his career!

    Al has been a fixture in the East Providence, RI fluid conveyance community for the past 30 plus years. Since 1992, when he went to work for his brother at RNB-Richardson, Inc., until today at McGill Hose & Coupling, he has been a key resource for countless people in Rhode Island who found themselves needing a hose replacement to get them back on the job.

    Al was also an integral part of the transition from RNB-Richardson to McGill Hose & Coupling back in 2012. Tapping into his knowledge of the East Providence market from the prior 20 years allowed McGill to be quickly welcomed into the community. His presence also gave McGill’s new customers a needed sense of familiarity and high quality service they had come to expect.

    Again, the team here at McGill Hose & Coupling will truly miss Al and everything he brought to our team and customers every day. We wish him and his wife the best in his retirement years.

  2. McGill Hose & Coupling Celebrates 60 Years in Business

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    McGill Family receives a recognition from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their contribution to business and the local community

    McGill Hose & Coupling Celebrates 60 Years in Business and their New Facility

    McGill Hose and Coupling, Inc., held an open house on September 8th at their new 84,000 sq ft headquarters, fabrication center and retail store located at 45 Industrial Drive in East Longmeadow Massachusetts to celebrate their 60 year milestone. The event was attended by employees, customers, vendors, supply partners, Massachusetts State Legislators and local chamber of commerce, and was an opportunity to introduce their newly expanded fabrication facility. The custom hose and fittings fabrication expansion allows them to better serve their customers metal hose fabrication, tube bending and PTFE hose fabrication needs- all under one roof. The McGill Team of welders and hose fabrication specialists were on hand to demonstrate their customization capabilities.
    “Many of our competitors offer certain aspects of the customization and fabrication services we offer, but we are able to do it all – right under one roof,” states McGill Hose President Harry McGill.
    The McGill Family received recognition from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by State Representative Brian Ashe for their contribution to the Commonwealth and the local business community.
    “McGill Hose has always been focused on being a solution-based hose fabricator & supplier, and that is why this move is so important to us.” said Alex McGill, McGill Hose & Coupling’s Vice President. “We base our decisions on forward-thinking, customer focused analytics and experiences. By increasing our fabrication capabilities, in not only square footage and equipment, but also personnel; we are now better positioned to serve our current customers as well as new markets.”

    Photos from Open House Celebration

    About McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc.

    Family-owned and operated since 1962, McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc. is a leader in the distribution and fabrication of flexible hose, fittings, and fluid handling components. They specialize in high quality products and custom hose and fitting solutions serving many industries including; Industrial/Mechanical, Food/Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Fuel Transport/Transfer & Refinery, Government, Municipal, Aerospace, & OEM industries. McGill Hose & Coupling celebrates 60 years in business this year! McGill is steadfast in their commitment to the distribution and custom fabrication of quality hose and fitting product solutions, value-added services, and offering the highest level of expertise in the industry. Their reputation for a knowledgeable sales team, dedicated & experienced fabricators and fast turnaround time for simple, high quality one-off solutions to high-volume orders. Along with their corporate headquarters and state-of-the-art fabrication facility in East Longmeadow Massachusetts, McGill Hose & Coupling also has two other New England locations in Woburn MA and East Providence RI.
  3. Hose Swivel Connectors and Menders Available at

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    Swivel Connectors for Mulch Hose & Leaf Vacuum Hose Now Available Online at


    Hose Swivel Connectors & Menders for Flextube PU and Flextube PV

    Our leaf vacuum hose website now offers swivel couplings or connectors for mulch hose and leaf vacuum hose that can be used to connect two pieces of Flex-Tube PU or Flex-Tube PV Hose and can also be used to repair cracks/splits. Swivel connectors eliminate the twisting and binding that happens when moving long lengths of mulch hose. The Flexaust hose connector attaches to the OUTSIDE of your mulch hose and does NOT obstruct the flow of materials. Flexaust swivel connectors; coupling, male cam, and female cam, are available for both 4” and 5” Flex-Tube PU and PV hose. Hose menders are placed on the inside of the hose and are secured with a bridge clamp*. 


    Features and Benefits of a Hose Swivel Connector:

    • Threads on end of Flex-Tube® PU & Flex-Tube® PV hoses making it easier to maneuver longer (connected) lengths of hose
    • Lightweight: Made with lightweight aluminum featuring an o-ring & ball construction
    • Threads directly onto hose – no crimping or banding necessary
    • Easy to connect/disconnect
    • Provides the user freedom to move around without tangling or kinking the hose
    • Ideal for mulch blowing
    • Available in sizes 4″ and 5″
    • Full Flow
    • Heavy Duty Aluminum Construction
    • Smooth, Full 360 Degree Rotation
    • Increases productivity and reduces worker fatigue
    • Reduces hose fatigue- extending the life of your hose

    Light Duty Hose Mender or Connector

    A Hose mender can be used to connect multiple lengths of hose or to repair a split hose. Menders fit inside the hose and are secured with a bridge clamp*.

    *Must be used with bridge clamps for secure connection!


    Click here to shop hose connectors & menders


    Hydroseeding Hose & Hose Assemblies

    Quality hydroseeding hoses are available as well. offers both bulk hydroseeding hose as well as pre-built hydroseeding hose assemblies made with fabric braid reinforced CLEAR PVC and comes equipped with INTERNALLY EXPANDED Male and Female Brass fittings. Internally expanded fittings with our hydroseeder spray hose allow for the highest flow rate and are least likely to clog. AVAILABLE IN 1-1/4″ AND 1-1/2″ ID.


    Click here to shop Hydroseeder Hose

  4. McGill Hose Launches Updated Brewery Hose Website

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    Newly Updated for brewery hose & sanitary fittings

    McGill Hose recently launched a newly designed website for their brewery hose and sanitary fittings website, a subsidiary of McGill Hose & Coupling. With customer experience as its first priority, the new version allows customers to choose a variety of sanitary fittings for the top quality hose brand products in the brewing, winery and distillery industries.
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    Continental Contitech Brewery & Beverage Hose

    Continental has been a top food grade beverage hose choice for breweries, vineyards and distilleries. offers top Continental hose products such as; PLICORD® EXTREMEFLEX™ BEVERAGE RED, PURPLE SNAKE® HOSE and VINTNER™ RESERVE HOSE

    Sanitary Fittings

    Using the proper sanitary fittings will improve the sanitary process in brewing, winery and distillery applications and also will also reduce time needed to care for equipment. offers high quality sanitary; Adapters, Clamps, Tees/Crosses, Elbows, End Caps, Gaskets, Reducers Sight Glasses, Valves and Pumps.
  5. McGill Hose & Coupling Featured in NAHAD

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    McGill Hose Featured in The Association for National Hose & Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) News

    McGill Hose & Coupling is honored to be featured in a recent NAHAD news article, highlighting our 60th year in business and the expansion to our new facility…

    The article highlights the history of the company, originally named H.A. McGill Company, and it’s progression that “established the company as a specialized fabricator of flexible metal hose and PTFE assemblies who serviced their customers and worked with them to solve their problems.”

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