Remembering Mr. Ronald D. Hall:

After graduating from high school in 1953, Ronald D. Hall began his career in business selling contractor supplies and steel for the L.L. Ensworth company of Hartford, CT.

In 1966, after working for another local industrial sales company, Mr. Hall and William Hunt co-founded Automation Inc. to service the area’s machine tool industry, heavy construction companies, and transit authorities. “We were able to start Automation because Weatherhead had come up with a line of hose that we were able to get,” Ron would recall, “and Lincoln was also very kind to us and we started serving contractors and industrial accounts in Connecticut with their products, as well. We were pretty successful. The company grew and we were able to add people as we went along.”

In 1990 Mr. Hall became the sole owner and President of the company, until his retirement in 2015. For almost 50 years Mr. Hall was the driving force behind making Automation “the” source for hydraulic hose and fittings in greater Hartford County and becoming the largest supplier of automated lubrication equipment and systems in New England and New York State. His success attracted many other name brand manufactures to add their products to Automation’s offering. 

Mr. Hall was a Charter Member of the Weatherhead Distributor Advisory Council, and also a member of the Lincoln Distributor Advisory Council. Under his leadership Automation has received several Superior Achievement Awards from EATON/Weatherhead, and Distinguished Distributor Awards from SKF Lincoln Lubrication. Today Automation continues to build and grow on the strong foundation and solid reputation for quality name brand products and excellent customer service instilled upon us by Mr. Hall. 

Ronald D. “Ron” Hall, Sr.

May 4, 1935 – October 4, 2021

Automation Inc. would like to showcase the Graco Grease Jockey lubrication pump and system. The Graco grease jockey increases fleet utilization, extending component life up to four times. Automatic lubrication continuously flushes contaminants and reduces friction. This also supports 50,000-mile service intervals, optimally lubricating when the vehicle needs it the most. The Grease Jockey system reduces operating costs, service more vehicles in less time.

Contact Automation Inc today and let us discuss how Graco Grease Jockey can best serve you and your equipment.

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In September, Automation Inc was joined by our friends from GRACO Lubrication at the New England Public Works Expo in Boxboro Massachusetts.

Automation’s President, Robert Dodge, and Business Develop Manager Peter Baughman teamed up with Graco’s District Manager Jason Sperry and Mobile On-Road Specialist Zach Cagle. Together they explained the features and benefits of Graco’s Mobile On-Road Grease Jockey Automated Lubrication System to the Expo’s attendees. 

Since 1966, Automation Inc. has become known as the trusted source for quality and competitively priced industrial lubrication systems, hose fittings, pneumatic pumps, and top-notch technical expertise. Automation Inc. is the largest distributor of Lincoln lubrication products in New England. At our 5,000 square-foot headquarters customers can visit the walk-in customer service center, which carries more brands of hoses &fittings than any other in Hartford County. We make, build and repair all types of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps.

Longevity: With over 54 years in Business, Automation Inc has grown to become one of the fastest-growing Lubrication System providers in New England, and now New York.   Bob Dodge (Owner/President) of Automation Inc has been with the company since 1988 and has the knowledge and passion for the products he sells.  

Reliability:  Automation is an authorized distributor of SKF Lincoln Lubrication Systems and Solutions for New England and Eastern New York State. As the exclusive authorized distributor for the construction market, Automation is required to have a totally self-sufficient installation and service vehicles. Our installation and service trucks have everything required to handle a complete installation or service call whether the installation takes place at a DOT Garage or at the bottom of an aggregate quarry.  We install it anywhere!  Mobile, Efficient, with No hassle installations.

Service:  Our skilled and experienced staff doesn’t just sell a lube system, a pump, or a hose fitting. They take the time to understand your project goals and develop the optimal money-saving solution for your specific situation.  We offer value-added technical expertise that will match the right lubrication system to a client’s specific needs.

Safety:  Automation, Inc. also provides on-site training to the dealers and at the end user’s facility. In addition, we run formal group training sessions for DOT and municipal foremen, mechanics, and fleet managers, where our knowledgeable technicians explain the features and benefits of entire systems.

“Automation Inc. is the largest and fastest-growing Lincoln/SKF distributor on the east coast of the United States” – Lincoln SKF


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