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Kruse Integration Teams with RG Group to Add Hydraulic System Design and Installation

At WODCON, Jay Wise announced a strategic alliance with the RG Group to provide custom hydraulic systems in addition to automation and control systems for dredges.

At WODCON, Jay Wise announced a strategic alliance with the RG Group to provide custom hydraulic systems in addition to automation and control systems for dredges.

On June 8, Jay Wise and business partner Mike Sassano signed a strategic alliance with the RG Group of York, Pennsylvania, to pro-vide custom hydraulic systems in conjunction with Kruse Integrations automation and control systems. 

Wise made the announcement from his booth at the World Dredging Conference (WODCON) in Miami. 
RG Group is a 60-year-old process engineering group that provides custom turnkey hydraulic systems.

“So often I’ve been asked to upgrade controls and automation on a dredge, but sometimes the hydraulics are old and outdated, and I have to walk away from the project,” Wise said. By teaming up with RG Group, Kruse Integration can offer under one umbrella controls, automation, and an upgrade of the hydraulic system, including design, installation, implementation and support, which is the expertise of the RG Group.  

Wise has worked with RG Group for many years in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With the new alliance, RG Group will enter the dredging industry under Wise’s tutelage. He has been meeting with teams from RG every three weeks to explain the needs and requirements of the different dredging markets – contracting, aggregate, mining, environmental, federal and municipal.     

RG has a big shop in York, where they build process systems and all components, and sell components in a retail store, said Wise.  Their large marketing and sales team will be able to contact the broad dredging market to offer the hydraulic and control system upgrades where needed.   

“Discussions are still ongoing as to how we will manage the projects financially, but we formally have the alliance and are going forward with it,” Wise said. 

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