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Our History

A LEGACY OF QUALITY. WE ARE UTEX.

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1940

Universal Packing and Gasket (UP&G) was founded on July 2, 1940. In the beginning, UP&G was a fabricator of gaskets and packings for the general industry and support of the war effort.

1945

UP&G developed and obtained its first patent on a hinge type “Vee” packing. Since this initial patent, the Company has obtained over 35 patents on various sealing devices including reciprocating pump packings, molded rubber seals, molded mud pump piston rubbers, mechanical seals, pump gaskets, molding presses, and various sporting goods items.

1969

The Company changed its name to Utex Industries, Inc. to reflect its broader capabilities.

1986

Utex Industries added mechanical seals to its product line with two acquisitions and developed a proprietary mechanical seal line. Today, Utex offers a complete line of proprietary mechanical seals, a complete line of replacement competitive mechanical seals and mechanical seal repair for Utex seals and competitive seals.

1994

Utex acquired Applied Rubber Technology to expand its rubber molding capabilities. Today, Utex is the largest rubber molder in the Southern United States. Utex and Applied Rubber have the ability to compression mold, transfer mold and injection mold rubber, rubber-coated fabric, rubber and metal bonding, and rubber and plastic parts up to 80” in diameter.

1999

Utex purchased AccuSeal and moved the operation to Houston from its Denver location. AccuSeal manufactures high performance polymeric seals and component parts for general and extreme performance parameters.

2008

Utex expands capabilities with acquisition of CAM Specialty Products a designer of high performance urethane products and solutions. This acquisition also gives Utex ability to design and machine highly engineered molds to fit almost any custom application.

2011

Utex continues growth momentum with acquisition of Arefco Seals & Arefco Specialty Products a European based supplier of high performance sealing products and solutions that focuses on the Oil & Gas and various high end Industrial markets.

2017

Utex acquires Energy Products, Inc. (EPI) a Tulsa, Oklahoma, based company that is a manufacturer and distributor to top tier well service customers.  EPI also has a background in fabrication, distribution, logistics, and warehousing solutions.  This acquisition broadens Utex capabilities by expanding beyond sealing to all fluid end expendables.

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When you need custom sealing solutions, you often need them yesterday. Yet the design and manufacturing process can often be long and burdensome. Utex engineers have spent decades honing our equipment and processes to offer some of the industry’s fastest turnaround times—without sacrificing quality or precision.

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