Bell & Gossett Names New Representatives for Southeastern United States

Morton Grove, IL – October 27, 2008
ITT Bell & Gossett has announced that James M. Pleasants Co. has been appointed Representative for the company’s HVAC and plumbing products in Tennessee, Alabama, southern Kentucky, the Florida panhandle, and the collar counties in Arkansas and Mississippi near Memphis.

The change comes following Pleasant Co.’s acquisition of long-time B&G Representatives Mangham & Associates and Johnson & Scott, Inc. in those territories. James M Pleasants Co. has been the B&G Representative in the Carolinas for over 40 years.
The remainder of the territory that was previously covered by Johnson & Scott will now be handled by other B&G Representatives:

– Hydronic Technology and Boone and Boone Sales Co. will assume responsibility for territory in Arkansas, and Hydronic Technology will also assume responsibility for territory in northern Mississippi.
– Blackmore & Glunt will assume responsibility for the counties in the boot of Missouri.

James M. Pleasants Co. was founded in 1958 as a stocking sales representative for Bell & Gossett products by founder Jim Pleasants. The company has grown as a sales organization with the emphasis on specifications and systems. With more than 40-years experience and the representation of more than 20 additional lines, James M. Pleasants Co. has the expertise and products to provide integrated Hydronic, Steam and Condensate Systems.

Boone & Boone Sales Co. is headquartered in Tulsa, OK and has been a B&G Representative for 27 years. Hydronic Technology Inc. is headquartered in New Orleans, LA and has been a B&G Rep for 56 years. Blackmore & Glunt, Inc. is headquartered in Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) and has been a B&G Rep for 72 years.

“We are delighted that James M. Pleasants Co. will be expanding its presence throughout the Southeast and will enhance to the service provided to Bell & Gossett customers located there,” said Mark Handzel, Director, HVAC Market Segment. “We are also very pleased that three other long-time Bell & Gossett Representatives will now be expanding their presence in the Southeast.”

Bell & Gossett is a brand of ITT Corporation, the leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, hydronic specialties, heat exchangers, condensate handling equipment, and packaged systems for variable and constant speed pumping, heat transfer and pressure boosting.

For more information contact ITT at 8200 N. Austin Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053; phone 847/966-3700; fax 847/966-9052; or visit