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ED O’HANRAHAN PURCHASES JIM COLEMAN COMPANY/HANNA

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The Legacy continues…..

In an unprecedented and powerful move that aligns three of the car wash industry’s most trusted brands together under the same management, the acquisition of Jim Coleman Company Hanna by Ed O’Hanrahan of Galloway Chemical Division promises exciting developments for the entire carwash industry.

Since 1962, Galloway Chemical has been producing a full line of car wash chemicals along with designing, building and servicing hundreds of automatic, self-serve and tunnel car washes throughout the state of Florida. Similarly, in 1966 Jim Coleman started Jim Coleman Company as a two person operation and grew the family business into one of the oldest, largest, and respected OEM names in self serve and automatics. Likewise, on the West coast, in the early 1960’s Dan Hanna, an innovative pioneer in the conveyor market built the Hanna Carwash brand into the most recognizable and respected OEM names in tunnel equipment.

Today, these brands are joining forces. Under the leadership of Ed O’Hanrahan and Russell Coleman, Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC will emerge as a power player in the industry, combining Jim Coleman Company’s knowledge of manufacturing carwash equipment with O’Hanrahan’s knowledge of producing wash solutions. The result is incredibly exciting and promising for the car wash business.

Galloway Chemicals, Jim Coleman Company and Hanna’s contribution to the vehicle washing industry is evident with a combined 150 years of collective experience. The consolidated expertise of Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC provides a long legacy of industry firsts like credit card acceptance, on-demand conveyors, wrap-around cloth brushes and the express exterior car wash. They pledge continued development of innovative and leading edge products for the carwash investor.

This combined with an extensive domestic and international distribution network will give operators access to the industry’s largest and most diverse team of experts providing strength and knowledge in all car wash segments and more product and service lines to help grow their businesses. Looking to the future, Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC is committed to building a stronger and more competitive company that meets the customers needs today and for many years to come.