On Thursday, February 14th, members and guests of MRMA were given a tour of the Hale Products facilities in Ocala. We learned of their history and growth in the Ocala area, as well as the various specialty products that they produce.
In May 1994, Hale Products was acquired by IDEX Corporation, located in Northbrook, IL. A diverse corporation with large national and international markets in fluid-handling, dispensing and industrial machinery, IDEX was a natural partner for Hale. Formed in 1988, IDEX has grown to a publicly traded company with sales in excess of $2.1 billion each year. Throughout its ownership, IDEX has supported Hale Products’ tactical vision for growth through the acquisition of key fire and rescue manufacturers.
Since its acquisition, Hale Products has expanded into a full-spectrum solution for fire and rescue crews around the world. Through strategic global acquisitions Hale became the leader in hydraulic rescue tools, electronics, rescue products and environmental protection products, stabilization struts, jacks and more.
Thank you Hale Products for supporting MRMA and providing an informative and educational tour.