Posted November 2, 2023

Purvis Industries acquires Torque Drives

Purvis Industries announced that, effective November 1, it has substantially acquired all the assets, brand rights, websites, personnel, and intellectual property of Torque Drives, Inc., of Youngstown and Canton, Ohio.

Torque Drives is a family-owned and operated industrial distributor with two branches and has been serving the Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia markets since 1984. Torque Drives’ owners, Melanie Culp and Kim Madrid, will remain with the company moving forward.

Torque Drives distributes power transmission components, AC & DC drives and motors, motion control products, and material handling components. With branches in North Canton and Youngstown, they are well-placed to service customers throughout the region, focusing on experienced and knowledgeable staff, Tier 1 products, and personal service.

“We’re proud to welcome the Torque Drives team to the Purvis family. They’re well-known in their markets for quality products with outstanding application expertise and the friendly, personal touch we strive to show daily," said Purvis Industries Executive Vice President & COO Jeremiah Johnson. "Their product mix mirrors our own – high quality, Tier 1 manufacturers that focus on customer success and deliver great value.”

Kim Madrid at Torque Drives said, “We’re very excited to join forces with Purvis Industries! They share a commitment to customer service and satisfaction that has been the hallmark of Torque Drives’ going back to my parents’ founding of the company nearly 40 years ago. I can’t wait to show our customers how much more we can offer them while maintaining the same dedicated personal service we always have shown.”