PE-backed T.F. Hudgins acquires Pro-Line Inspections

T.F. Hudgins, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, has acquired Simi Valley, California-based Pro-Line Inspections Inc, a multi-industry predictive maintenance firm that specializes in the use of infrared and ultrasound inspection technologies. No financial terms were disclosed.


HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas-based T.F. Hudgins, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Simi Valley, California-based Pro-Line Inspections, Inc. Founded in 1947, T.F. Hudgins is a reliability-centered manufacturer, distributor and service provider operating in a variety of industrial processing, oil & gas and petrochemical end-markets. Following the merger of Allied Reliability Group in 2016, the company delivers best-in-industry operational reliability solutions that improve equipment effectiveness and reduce operating costs.

Pro-Line Inspections is a multi-industry predictive maintenance firm that specializes in the use of infrared and ultrasound inspection technologies to identify equipment problems in advance of failure. The company is known for developing an advanced method of analyzing infrared problems by utilizing a load-based temperature methodology based on IEEE and ANSI standards. The acquisition of Pro-Line Inspections will add to the T.F. Hudgins and Allied Reliability portfolio of predictive maintenance services, particularly on the West Coast of the United States.

According to Jay Burnette, CEO of T.F. Hudgins, “The addition of Pro-Line inspections will provide an immediate expansion to our infrared predictive service business. Pro-line has pioneered several applications of infrared inspection technology and has developed impressive customer relationships throughout the U.S. Those same customers will benefit from a much broader portfolio of predictive maintenance services from T.F. Hudgins and Allied Reliability.”

T.F. Hudgins is a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group.

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