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Quality Hose Products for the Construction Industry

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Struggling with Instrumentation Fitting Lead Times & Cost?

DK-Lok Intrumnetation Fittings are available from McGill Hose & Coupling and offer quick lead times and cost savings

Instrumentation Fittings from DK-Lok

A viable solution for Instrumentation Fittings woes…

Fully Interchangeable:

Feel confident that DK-Lok Instrumentation fittings are able to be intermixed with Swagelok® and Parker® fittings. Supporting documentation is available on our website.

Much improved lead time:

Many times, DK-Lok’s Instrumentation fittings and valves will have a much better lead time than its closest competitors, avoiding costly production delays and missed deadlines.

Cost Savings:

DK-Lok quotes often come back with considerable savings over its closest competitors, leading to projects that come in at, or under budget!

Hydraulic Debris Can Reduce the Life of Your Equipment

Hydraulic Hose Tips on Hydraulic Debris

McGill Hose UltraClean Technology Eliminates hydraulic Fod


McGill Hose utilizes Ultra Clean Technologies on every hydraulic hose it fabricates, to eliminate FOD – Foreign Object Debris from getting into your hydraulic equipment. This process offers a fast, less invasive way to clean contaminated hydraulic lines by shooting a projectile through the hose or tube assembly with a pneumatic launcher. The Ultra Clean Projectile strips out internal contamination, removing dirt, gunk and oil, leaving less opportunity for your equipment to fail due to FOD.

Watch How McGill Hose uses the Ultra Clean System

photo of Danfoss Hydraulic Hose Assemblies built by McGill Hose & Couling


Our sales team is available to work on a hose solution with you via phone, email, or in person. We also know that hydraulic hoses are often an immediate need and getting your equipment back to work is of paramount importance, we can match your original equipment hose at any one of our 3 locations’ service counters in Western Mass, Eastern Mass, or Rhode Island and make a replacement while you wait.

East Longmeadow

East Providence Rhode Island

Woburn Massachusetts

McGill Hose & Coupling Attains AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certifications

McGill Hose & Coupling Headquarters with TUV ISO Certification logo
McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc., a hose fabricator established in 1962, proudly announces the successful achievement of AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. These significant milestones reflect the company’s commitment to delivering top-notch quality hose assemblies and related products, while adapting to the evolving standards of the hose fabrication and distribution industry.
Under the dynamic leadership of President Alex McGill, McGill Hose & Coupling has undergone a strategic transformation aimed at enhancing operational excellence and customer satisfaction. The AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, awarded by TUV SUD America, Inc., acknowledges McGill Hose & Coupling’s dedication to quality management systems that meet the stringent criteria set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Society of Automotive Engineers /European Association of Aerospace Industries (AS9100D).
These certifications are a testament to McGill Hose & Coupling’s continuous improvement efforts to maintain the highest standards in its manufacturing & fabrication processes, quality control, and customer service. This achievement in ISO certification paired with AS9100D certification and adherence to NAHAD Hose Safety Institute (National Association of Hose and Accessories Distribution) guidelines underscores the company’s commitment to provide products that adhere to stringent fabrication standards that provide safe and innovative solutions to its customers.
President Alex McGill expressed his pride in the team’s collective efforts, stating, “Receiving the AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications are significant accomplishments for McGill Hose & Coupling. It demonstrates our unwavering commitment to quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. I am immensely proud of our dedicated team whose hard work and dedication have made this achievement possible.”
The certification process involved a comprehensive audit of McGill Hose & Coupling’s quality management system, confirming its alignment with AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 standards. This recognition positions the company as a leader in the hose fabrication industry, showcasing its ability to consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory expectations.
McGill Hose & Coupling looks forward to leveraging these certifications to further strengthen its position in the market and build enduring partnerships with clients who prioritize quality and reliability in hose fabrication.
For more information on our Hose Fabrication Capabilities, contact our product and application experts at 413-525-3977 or contact us via email at

McGill Hose & Coupling Eyes Growth as Ownership Transitions to Third Generation

Harry C. McGill, Longtime Owner of McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc., Announces Retirement and Sale of Business

McGill Hose Open House Dedication Ceremony
After over five decades of dedicated leadership, Harry C. McGill, long-time owner of McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc., has announced with much pride, his retirement and the successful transition of the company to his children, Ainsley McGill-Gaboury and Alex C. McGill. The transition represents a continuation of the family legacy and a commitment to sustaining the company’s values of excellence and customer satisfaction.
Taking effect on December 31st, 2023, this move ensures the future of the thriving family business founded by Harry’s father, Harry A. McGill in 1962. Both Ainsley and Alex, serving as Vice Presidents for the past decade, bring extensive experience and a shared passion for excellence to their new roles as co-owners.
“I am immensely proud of the journey we’ve undertaken together at McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc. It has been an honor to lead this incredible team. As I retire, I have full confidence in the capable hands of Alex and Ainsley to carry forward our legacy of providing the right solutions for our customers, with a focus on quality and service. I look forward to watching the new direction and continued growth of this great company, as well as the dedicated employees that are so important to its success.”

A Flourishing Legacy Built on Dedication

Over the past 54 years, Harry has played a pivotal role in transforming McGill Hose into a leading provider of specialized fluid conveyance products, including metal and PTFE hose assemblies, featuring major brands of hoses and fittings.
Harry’s journey began in 1969 when he joined the company founded by his father, Harry A. McGill, as a laborer and salesperson, embodying the family’s commitment to the business. In 1993, he assumed the role of owner, taking over from his father when McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc. operated out of a 10,000 sq ft building on Benton Drive in East Longmeadow.
Under his leadership, the company experienced remarkable growth. Today, McGill Hose & Coupling boasts three modern facilities across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, spanning over 125,000 sq ft of space. Throughout this expansion, Harry ensured that the company’s core values of quality and service remained steadfast.
The company recently achieved ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications, a testament to its dedication to meeting the highest industry standards.
Harry leaves not just an indelible mark on McGill Hose & Coupling, but as a leader in the hose distribution industry, serving on the Board of NAHAD (National Association of Hose and Accessories Distribution) as well as a board member and past-President of IDCO (Industrial Distributor Co-op).

Passing the Torch to the Next Generation

Ainsley and Alex, each possessing years of expertise in operations and customer relations, are uniquely prepared to guide McGill Hose & Coupling into its next chapter.
“Our top priority remains providing the right solutions for our customers, always exceeding their expectations with superior service and expertise,” states Ainsley, emphasizing their dedication to customer satisfaction.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the foundation built by our dad and grandfather,” states Alex. “Our commitment will remain in upholding their values and vision while accelerating our MRO services throughout the Northeast, attracting technical OEM customers across North America and providing industrial distributors with competitive and responsive support with Metal and PTFE hose assemblies.”
With Harry’s legacy of excellence as their compass and their own vision for the future, Ainsley and Alex are poised to propel McGill Hose & Coupling to even greater heights. The company’s future is bright, driven by a team committed to quality, and an unwavering dedication to serving its customers.

About McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc.

Founded in 1962, McGill Hose & Coupling, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized hose assemblies and fluid conveyance products. With a legacy of excellence, the company operates from three modern facilities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and remains committed to delivering quality hose assemblies, products and solutions across the United States. For more information, please visit

Why You Should Consider Flexible Metal Hose

photo of custom metal hose assemblies from McGill Hose & Coupling

It might be surprising to know just how many applications are worth considering the use of these versatile hose assemblies. Below are a few applications where it might be beneficial to use Flexible Metal Hose Assemblies.


When a metal hose fails, it usually develops small holes or cracks. Other hose types tend to develop larger cracks or come apart completely. If a sudden hose failure is potentially catastrophic, a metal hose may help minimize the effects of a failure by leaking product at a slower rate.

Virtually any type of fitting can be attached to metal hose, while other hose types require special shanks and collars.
There are many different material types for hose assemblies available, including metal, rubber, composite, PTFE, and fabric. The decision of which hose material to select depends on the application for which the hose is being used, which is one of the S.T.A.M.P.E.D. guidelines that McGill Hose & Coupling closely follows.
Learn more about S.T.A.M.P.E.D. here.

Contact the Flexible Metal Hose Experts

McGill Hose & Coupling has over 60 years experience in creating truly custom hose assemblies that are best suited to your specific application. Click here to contact us or or give us a call at 413-525-3977 to discuss your project. Our team will work with you to achieve the best solution for your project needs.

Crimped Steam Hose Assemblies Save Money and Increase Safety

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Steam Hose is built to withstand high temperatures, to safely transport steam and hot water for many industrial applications. But as with any harsh environment, safety is a major concern for choosing the right steam hose and fittings for your assemblies.

McGill Hose & Coupling offers a high quality crimping process using Continental Contitech Steam Hose with Campbell Fittings to ensure success for all your applications.

One leaky steam coupling can lead to over $1200 in lost revenue per month and cause serious safety concerns.

McGill Hose fabricates safe and efficient steam hose assemblies using the best quality products in the industry!

Crimped Steam Fittings reduce leak paths, don’t require repeated tightening, and the ground joint fittings can be hand-tightened, producing a secure and reliable seal.

See the difference a steam hose assembly from McGill Hose can make…

Safe Connections for your Facility, Equipment and Workers

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Hose Safety Awareness Week:

eSafe Quick Couplings from CEJN

eSafe quick couplings from CEJN

The high flow enhances your tool performance for increased productivity. The secret behind this innovative and patented safety coupling is the highest flow on the market combined with a low pressure drop. During disconnection eSafe vents the down steaming pressure, eliminating recoil and reducing noise level. In addition, eSafe has a low connecting force, compact and easy to grip design which makes it the natural choice when choosing a high performing safety product. Its extreme durability together with the many benefits will give you a reliable product for years to come.
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NTS-PU (direct pull) Series Safety Breakaway Couplings

NTS-PU (direct pull) Series Safety Breakaway Couplings protect equipment, piping & personnel in the event of an unintended pull-away. A consideration whenever you are making a tight connection to a truck or railcar.


Protects loading rack facilities, hoses and personnel by preventing damage and spills during a pull-away incident.


High value fluid and gas transfer is protected by two spring energized valves for maximum protection with a minimum of fluid loss.


Immediate separation occurs at individually determined straight or angular pulling force. This non-destructive separation allows easy reassembly, with no shear pins, tools or spare parts.

Hi-Flow Dry Release Couplings & Fireproof Chemical Hose

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Hose safety Week Spotlight: Hi-Flow Dry Release Couplings & Fireproof Chemical Hose

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Novaflex Hi-Flow Dry-Release™ Couplings ‘HDC’

The Next Generation in Dry-Release Technology designed to safely transfer the most aggressive and valuable product with minimum operator intervention.
  • Superior ergonomic handle design for ease of use with safety gloves
  • Advanced sealing technology, extended seal life.
  • Reduces number of seals required by half, only two “o-rings”
  • Advanced integral swivel design for ease of handling/reduced hose torque wear
  • Optimized valve arrangement offers up to 30% flow rate improvement
  • Optional operator engaged locking device
  • Enhanced connection system greatly improves ease of operation in challenging environments
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Corroline+ is a smoothbore, flexible, fireproof, antistatic hose that can accommodate all your mechanical and process fluid needs, and is more advanced than any other hose product available on the market today.
  • Smoothbore PTFE hose
  • Highly Flexible
  • Fireproof rubber cover
  • Kink proof
  • Antistatic rubber cover
  • Natural and Anti Static liner
  • Lined and non-lined fittings
  • Self-assembly
  • One hose to cover the majority of applications
  • Full certification package

Download the Corroline+ PTFE HOSE BROCHURE

Learn more about McGill Hose & Coupling product offerings

To learn more about McGill Hose & Couplings full collection of PTFE Hose, Metal Hose, and Custom Hose Assemblies, contact our team of hose and fittings experts.

Danfoss Hydraulic Fittings

Danfoss Anto Corrosion Hydraulic Fittings

Anti Corrosive Fittings from Danfoss

Today’s highlighted partner during Hose Safety Awareness Week #HSAW2023, we recognize Danfoss Hydraulics. Danfoss is one of our most important partners, as our 3 branches are Danfoss Weatherhead Hose Centers. One example of their dedication to safety is shown through the Durakote coating they put on all of their fittings. This coating ensures that even under the harshest conditions, the hose assemblies fabricated with Danfoss fittings will resist decay and corrosion.

Learn more about Danfoss Fittings and the Danfoss hose assembly advantage