What Does Rawhide Fire Hose Do?

Our main office is located in Wooster, Ohio.

Since 1976, Rawhide Fire Hose has served as a bellows to smooth out the ever-changing lead times from the manufacturers. Manufacturers sell to us and customers buy from us, yet they really do not understand our function in the marketplace. Fire hose supply is cyclical in that there is either not enough or too much of it. At their best, factories typically ship within a couple of weeks when they have the inventory.

Fire hose is one of those products that when you need it, you need it. Larger distributors have the means to maintain some inventory, while smaller re-sellers do not inventory much fire hose, if any. Regardless, fire hose availability is important to all sizes of businesses.

Rawhide Fire Hose eliminates lead time with inventory and warehouse locations. With over 1 million dollars of fire hose in stock and four strategic warehouse locations, Rawhide Fire Hose can deliver your order in one or two days. Our UPS and regional LTL partners deliver to you or direct to your customer via our Drop Shipping Program.

Factory lead times are not an issue when you buy from Rawhide Fire Hose. In fact, more and more customers are using Drop Shipping Program to enhance their profit margins and improve cash flow. Buying from Rawhide Fire Hose and drop shipping to your customer with your packing list eliminates additional handling—saving costs.

But wait, there’s more! Rawhide Fire Hose pays shipping cost making it very easy to calculate your profit margin. When your customer pays their invoice in 30 days and you subsequently pay Rawhide Fire Hose means that your out of pocket cost is zero dollars. Why tie up your money on excess fire hose inventory when Rawhide will deliver in one or two days? Why not put that money into engineered products or hard to find items that will generate a greater return on your investment?

Custom lengths and/or custom coupled ship from our headquarters located in Wooster, Ohio and may take up to three days to deliver. A good example is a short length of fire hose with one end coupled 2-1/2” NST/NH and the other end coupled with a camlock connection, an assembly like this one would be for a street sweeper unit that fills its tank from a fire hydrant.

Call Rawhide Fire Hose and start making a higher profit today. 800.321.3715, or Contact Us at Team Rawhide.

About The Author: Keith Eriksen

Keith has been the president of Rawhide Fire Hose for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the Wooster Township Fire Department and serves with the Wayne County Underwater Search and Rescue unit. He has extensive knowledge of valves and hydraulics from years of experience in the oil and natural gas production business. In addition to being an avid scuba diver with master diver endorsements he is also an instrument rated private pilot, certified for high performance and complex aircraft. He enjoys landscape and gardening work, gourmet cooking, spending time with his (grown) children and traveling with his wife, Vicki.

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