Reid Supply Announces New Knobs and Handles for Harsh Environments

Reid Supply Company announced today the addition of two new product lines. The products include chrome-plated knobs and chrome-plated handles, particularly well-suited for use in harsh weather and laboratory environments, as well as for general applications on machines and equipment whose parts need frequent cleaning cycles for hygienic reasons. Interested parties may find the new products in Reid’s new catalog and on their website. Call 800-253-0421 or request a FREE catalog at

Muskegon, Michigan, March 26, 2012 – Reid Supply Company, a U.S.-based global distributor of industrial products, announced today a new selection of knobs and handles, adding to their core line of industrial products.

The new chrome-plated lobe knobs and chrome-plated adjustable handles offered by Reid are particularly well suited for out-door and unfavorable conditions, such as marine environments. They also work very well in general applications on machines and equipment whose parts need frequent cleaning for hygienic reasons, as well as those using water sprays or steam. The chrome-plated surface is resistant to wear, scrapes and shocks. In laboratory tests carried out at ambient temperature (23°C), the chrome-plated surface is resistant to: sea water, detergents, acetone, ethyl alcohol, formic acid, chlorine solutions.

The new knobs are glass-fiber reinforced polyamide based (PA) techno-polymer, and chrome-plated with a semi-glossy finish.

“We’ve chosen to add these new chrome-plated knobs and handles to enhance our lines of weather-resistant industrial products,” says John Carrier, President of Reid Supply Company. “We particularly like these knobs and handles, as they are proven to be beneficial to marine and laboratory applications.”

The exclusive five lobe shape of the new lobed knobs offers the operator’s fingers a proper grip and prevents unhealthy residues from depositing thanks to its solid shape without cavities. Moreover the chrome plating makes the surface finish semi-glossy and homogeneous to facilitate cleaning operations.

“We have a careful and deliberate strategy for adding new parts that complement our existing line of products,” says Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing for Reid Supply. “We like to grow smarter, not just larger, and these new high-quality knobs and handles are very smart for machine builders and maintenance staff.”

These and other new products can be found by clicking on the New Products & Promotions banner at

About Reid Supply Company

Reid Supply Company is a U.S. based, global industrial products distribution company founded in 1948. They provide basics parts for machine building and maintenance. Parts include knobs, handles, hand wheels, clamps, tooling components, fasteners, hardware and much more, all available at their ecommerce website

Reid Supply also features an impressive, full-color, 900 page industrial products catalog available FREE of charge at or by telephoning 800-253-0421. offers all of the company’s products, plus free CAD drawings of more than 90% of their catalogued parts. The website also offers an extensive knowledge base that includes free online industrial tools and calculators, as well as an informative and entertaining monthly e-newsletter.

Reid Supply is featured on MacRAE’S Blue Book!

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