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NEWS

         PIRTEK Owner’s Motorcycle Journey to Help Rev Up

         Bullying Awareness




         Bikers Against Bullies ride part of   said Loutherback, who is a
         famed Sturgis rally; PIRTEK Plano   Gold sponsor of the entire 2017
         South owner a Gold sponsor for      event. “It’s important to me, it’s
         charity fundraiser                  something that I’m passionate
                                             about.”
         What lengths will people go to stop
         bullying? For Ed Loutherback, it’s   The only franchise of its kind
         more than 2,300 miles. That’s roughly   in the United States, PIRTEK
         the distance of the long, winding   provides hydraulic and industrial hose
         motorcycle route he’ll be traveling   replacement sales and services. There   Bikers Against Bullies USA formed in
         in the Bikers Against Bullies Ride   are 70 PIRTEK franchises and a fleet   Missoula, MT, in 2012 to help convey
         fundraiser from July 29 through Aug. 4.   of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout   an anti-bullying message to children
                                             the United States. Globally, PIRTEK   through posters, vehicle stickers,
         Loutherback, owner of PIRTEK Plano   has more than 400 locations and 2,000   events and other educational efforts.
         South, in Plano, TX, is both a sponsor   Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries.   Stops during the ride include Bend,
         and participant in this year’s ride from                                 OR; Spokane, WA; Missoula and
         Santa Maria, CA, to Sturgis, SD. The   The annual charity ride is part of the   several other cities for fundraising
         trip includes several stops along the   larger Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is   events.
         way to raise awareness and money    marking its 77th anniversary this year.
         for the cause.                      In addition to taking the trek himself,   “The more awareness we raise, the
                                             Loutherback is sponsoring the James   greater the positive impact we have
         “I support and participate in a number   Gang Team in the Bikers Against Bullies   on this issue,” he said. “We just want
         of charitable activities related to helping   Ride. He was also a sponsor last year.  to do what we can to help out.
         children and military organizations,”

         Entrepreneur’s New Global 200 List Ranks PIRTEK as

         One of World’s Preeminent Franchises




                                             The newly announced rank of 65 is    One of the initiatives responsible for
                                             part of Entrepreneur’s most recent   PIRTEK’s recent growth is its Tier 2
                                             Global 200 list. To arrive at the global   franchise model, a mobile-only option.
                                             ranking, the publication takes the   Under Tier 2, a franchisee can lease
                                             Franchise 500 companies and factors   two vehicles and keep the inventory in
         Leader in Fluid Transfer Solutions   in international size and growth, costs   a storage facility or warehouse. This
         ascends to 65th on international list  and fees, franchise support, stability   allows the owner to start up a PIRTEK
                                             and other variables.                 location at a much lower point of entry.
         Rockledge, FL, USA – August, 2017                                        Tier 2 owners typically grow their
         – PIRTEK USA, the leader in fluid   “We’ve been ascending the rankings   franchises to Tier 1 Service Center
         transfer solutions, is the 65th most   very quickly, thanks to the commitment   locations within three years.
         highly rated franchise in the world,   and success of the business owners
         according to a recent ranking by    and team members,” said Glenn        The only franchise of its kind in the
         Entrepreneur magazine.              Duncan, CEO of PIRTEK USA. “It       United States, PIRTEK provides
                                             speaks well of our business model,   hydraulic and industrial hose
         Year after year, PIRTEK has been    and our efforts to open franchises   replacement sales and services.
         advancing steadily up the Entrepreneur   that receive excellent training and   There are 70 PIRTEK franchises and
         rankings. In January, the publication   corporate support. The new ranking   a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles
         announced that PIRTEK had moved     also reflects the strong growth mode   throughout the United States. Globally,
         up 64 places to the No. 173 spot in its   we’ve been in for the past year, which   PIRTEK has more than 400 locations
         Franchise 500 list. In only two years,   we plan to continue.”           and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in
         the company has soared 249 places.                                       23 countries.


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