GREENSBORO, N.C. —Tencarva Machinery Co. LLC recently opened a new branch office in El Dorado, Arkansas with Micah McCall, sales engineer handling the sales territory in the South Arkansas market and reporting to David McDougald, branch manager, Little Rock Branch Office.

"This startup in South Arkansas began with ITT Goulds Pumps looking for new distribution in the area," said Don Wirth, vice president in the Nashville branch office. "A business plan to open an office in the region was approved by the Tencarva management team and submitted to ITT Goulds pumps for consideration. Upon approval by ITT Goulds, Tencarva's Arkansas sales region was extended to include these additional southern counties."

Through the new El Dorado branch office, Tencarva will be distributing their traditional lines, including Gorman–Rupp, SEEPEX, John Crane, Delta Cooling Towers, INPRO Bearing Isolators, and Seal Ryt Bearing Systems. The new territory for Tencarva encompasses these Arkansas counties: Ashley, Chicot, Columbia, Lafayette, Miller, and Union. The 9,000 square-foot leased building includes 2,500 square feet of office space, with the remainder in warehouse. To better fit the needs of Tencarva's distribution business, the facility was completed renovated.

"Today, we are really pleased with the building, as the size gives us plenty of room to expand to meet the needs of the significant chemical industries we are now serving in the South Arkansas market," Wirth said. 

During the renovation process, the office areas were refreshed with new paint; carpeting was replaced in the office areas; and the remaining tiled areas were stripped, cleaned and re-waxed. The warehouse area also was thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.

"The office, at this time, is strictly focused on sales," Wirth noted. "We will be adding specific inventory to meet the requirements for the new existing and potential customers in this marketplace. Tencarva is committed to the region, very pleased ITT Goulds Pumps selected us to represent them, and significantly proud of Micah McCall who understands the significance of the opportunity, has seized it, and is making a terrific go at growing our business in this South Arkansas territory" 

Tencarva Machinery Co., headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., is a distributor specializing in pumps, liquid process, and custom-designed systems for the industrial and municipal marketplace. Tencarva has 370 employees at 27 branches in eight states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and field representatives in Kentucky, Ohio, and southern Indiana. 

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