• Flow Control Holdings’ Steel & O’Brien Division Acquires Top Line Process Equipment

    August 3,2020

    Flow Control Holdings’ Steel & O’Brien Division Acquires Top Line Process Equipment

    You are receiving this message based on your relationship with Top Line Process Equipment. Please see the below announcement. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to Staci (sfrantz@toplineonline.com), 814-362-4626) or directly to me (pete@steelobrien.com, 585-492-5800).

    Flow Control Holdings, LLC, a premier provider of highly engineered flow components for market critical applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, has announced the acquisition of Top Line Process Equipment, a division of Allegheny Bradford Corporation. “We are excited about the acquisition of Top Line Process Equipment,” said Phil Pejovich, CEO of Flow Control Holdings, LLC. “This acquisition expands our presence and product offering in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. We are particularly excited about the Top-Flo® brand of products, and its strong reputation in the pharmaceutical industry.”

    The Top Line operations will be integrated with Flow Control Holdings’ Steel & O’Brien division in Arcade, NY. Already maintaining the industry’s largest inventory with over $25M of sanitary fittings and valves, Steel & O’Brien will make a significant investment in additional inventory of the Top-Flo® line of products. “Our goal is to provide industry leading service levels for our highly engineered Top-Flo diaphragm valves, actuated valves and pumps, like we do for our fittings,” added Pejovich.

    Steel & O’Brien differentiates itself with the pledge of Simplifying Sanitary Through Superior Service.™ “In the spirit of delivering simplicity and service, we are moving quickly to serve all customers without missing a beat,” said Pete Beyette, General Manager of Steel & O’Brien. “As we look ahead, the only changes our customers should see are those that will make doing business easier.”

    Additionally, customers that are new to Steel & O’Brien will now have access to the company’s ISO-certified, 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility with the capability and capacity to make custom products with factory fit, function, and finish.

    For any questions, please contact Todd Starr, Chief Growth Officer, at Flow Control Holdings (todd@flowcontrolholdings.com, 269-208-8318).

    Flow Control Holdings (www.flowcontrolholdings.com) is a private-equity backed portfolio company investing in companies in the food, beverage, dairy, and pharmaceutical segments of the flow control industry.

    The Edgewater Funds (www.edgewaterfunds.com) is a Chicago-based private equity firm with over $2.7 billion of capital commitments raised since 2001. Through Edgewater Growth Capital Partners, The Edgewater Funds partners with management to help accelerate growth in their businesses.

    JZ Partners, LLC (www.jzpartners.com), based in Chicago and New York, have invested in privately held businesses for nearly 40 years. The principals of JZ Partners have made more than 300 investments.

    Founded in 1990, Steel & O’Brien (www.steelobrien.com) is an American manufacturer of sanitary stainless steel fittings, valves, and parts for the food processing, beverage, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries.

    Pete Beyette, General Manager
    Steel & O’Brien

    Staci Frantz

    Top Line Process Equipment Company

  • Top Line Process Equipment Company is exhibiting at the 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting

    Top Line Process Equipment Company is pleased to announce that we are exhibiting at the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting. The event will take place in Philadelphia, PA on November 1-4, 2020.

    The pharmaceutical manufacturing conference of the year.

    The 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will focus on excellence, modernization, and harmonization in pharmaceutical science and manufacturing across the globe, offering pharma professionals the opportunity to engage in industry-critical conversations. A comprehensive education program provides attendees with technical sessions on the latest developments in:

    • Supply chain
    • Facilities & equipment
    • Information systems
    • Product development & production systems
    • Quality systems & regulatory oversight
    • Cutting-edge industry innovations.

    This signature event draws pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals at all levels of the industry from young professionals to the most senior executives in drug manufacturing, supply chain, devices and equipment and services, and global regulatory agencies. The conference offers a large exhibition hall offering the latest technologies and services for the pharmaceutical industry.



  • Allegheny Bradford Corporation and Its Subsidiaries are Open and Here to Serve Our Valued Customers

    First, I just want to say that our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this global pandemic. We extend our heartfelt wishes to anyone who is sick for their full recovery. As much as this pandemic tries to bring morale down, we are inspired every day by selfless healthcare workers and first responders.

    Gov. Tom Wolf closed all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania due to COVID-19.  We are exempt and we will continue to ship high-quality equipment, components, and provide services in support of our customer’s efforts to supply the nation with life-sustaining food and medicine.

    Our Safe Workplace Plan

    We want to maintain a safe workplace and adopt practices to protect the health of our employees, customers, visitors, and others.  We have asked all of our employees to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace.

    > Employees are encouraged to follow CDC and WHO guidelines like staying home when they are sick, washing their hands frequently, and using sanitizers in high touch areas.
    > We are deep cleaning the buildings every Friday evening as employees go home.  We support natural disinfecting by keeping the buildings closed from Friday evening until Monday morning.

    > We are taking preventative actions like workplace social distancing through the limiting of third party facility access, limiting inter-facility employee contact, and many employees are working from home.
    > Employees are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible.

    Service and Support

    While this is an ever-evolving situation, currently we anticipate no interruptions to our customer service, support, and shipments as part of the critical infrastructure industry.  As the situation changes, we will keep you informed.  Thank you for trusting us with your business.  We will work together in these challenging circumstances to best serve your customers.


    Dan McCune
    Allegheny Bradford Corporation

  • Top Line Remains Open For Business

    To our customers, employees, suppliers, channel partners and business partners.

    Top Line Process Equipment Company remains open for business.

    You can rest assured that Top Line Process, has taken and will continue to take all measures necessary to ensure no disruption to our company and ability to deliver our high-quality products to the pharmaceutical industry, while at the same time complying with all governmental mandates towards reducing the transmission risks related to COVID-19.

    We have implemented strict safety protocols and rules for factory and office access.

    Protecting our employees’ health and well-being is our top priority. Should you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

    Thank you for the trust and confidence you have demonstrated in choosing Top Line as your supplier. We appreciate and value your business very much.

    I am sure you are aware of the coronavirus COVID-19 as reported in the news. I am writing to share an update on the impact of this situation on our businesses. Top Line has good inventory stocking levels and we produced an extra month’s inventory before the Lunar New Year.

    Currently, the overseas offices are functional and the production workers are about 80% returned to their positions. We are expecting to be back to full production in the next two weeks. Raw material, sub-tier suppliers, and transportation companies are in a similar status. The whole supply chain is about one month behind all planned schedules at this time. Due to the extra month inventory referenced above, our inventory is in a good position. If employees resume normal work schedules in the next two weeks as expected, the coronavirus will have minimal impact on our inventory availability.

    We are in regular contact with our production teams to ensure as little disruption as possible. We are exercising a wide variety of options so that our inventory position and customer service level remain consistent with your expectations. Each order is important to us and we are taking extra steps to minimize any delay in fulfillment. There are a few special production orders that have delays due to the airfreight suspensions that occurred. We are actively talking with customers with special orders to provide a new delivery date.

    Top Line supports the safety and health of the supply chain around the world, through our facilities, and on to you and your customers. If you have specific concerns about an order, please contact our customer service team to discuss it. Thank you again for choosing Top Line for your sanitary product needs.


  • Back By Popular Demand! Top Line Value Tube Program

    Top Line is pleased to announce the return of the Top Line Value Tube program. You told us that the most important part of the previous program was that it was fast and a convenient way to service your customers that need a few sticks of tubing to finish a job on site.

    We listened and responded to your needs. Here are the details:

    • The tubing will be located in our Lewis Run, PA warehouse for immediate fulfillment. Transportation time will depend on the carrier of your choice.
    • Shipments 1 case or smaller per size
    • 1/2″- 4″ OD in 304 & 316L (ASTM SA249/A270/A269 30Ra ID/OD)
    • Order in lengths of 20′ (can be cut as requested to total 20′)
    • No broken box charges
    • Minimum order based on your service package
    • EXWORKS Lewis Run, PA

    Our current drop shipment program has not changed. Larger shipments for stock and projects will be drop-shipped from Janesville, WI. To make it easy for you, the pricing is the same regardless of which facility ships the tubing.

    Here are the drop ship details:

    • Shipments larger than 1 case per size
    • 1/2”-8″ OD in 304 & 316L (ASTM SA249/A270/A269 30Ra ID/OD)
    • 1/2”-6″ OD in 316L (BPE SF1 & SF4)
    • Order in lengths of 20′
    • No broken box charges
    • Minimum order of $325 for all customers
    • Freight allowed greater than $5,000 (fuel surcharges added)

    We are confident that this fast and convenient tubing program will be profitable for your business. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    814-362-4626 or 800-458-6095

    TL@toplineonline.com | www.toplineonline.com