History

 
 
How do you build a successful and sustainable business and grow it during turbulent economic times?  Just ask Rick Byanski and Mike Burgess, former Tokheim managers with more than four decades of OEM experience between them.  The two of them formed Petroleum Parts Inc. (PPI) in 2002. What was their vision? To provide low-cost, high-quality remanufactured electronic circuit boards, systems, and related parts to the petroleum industry...with superior customer service.

As with many businesses, PPI literally grew out of a one car garage.  With a goal of providing superlative customer service (shipping 90% of parts on the same day they were ordered), high quality (performance equal to or better than OEM parts and components) and low cost (keeping prices below comparable OEM parts, the company quickly acquired the reputation as the go-to supplier of petroleum parts.
 
In 2006, Byanski, Burgess and company had the opportunity to get back to their roots.  In May of that year, PPI acquired DurEquip a rebuilder of gasoline dispensers and other associated items.  By the summer of 2007, Fort Wayne was building dispensers again, something not seen since Tokheim closed its doors several years earlier.  With a team of experienced dispenser manufacturer employees (with experience totaling in the hundreds of years), the remanufacturing operations grew and gained the reputation as being a first-class provider of reman dispensers.  You have to know what you are doing to take a dispenser down to its frame, rebuild it, and refit it with new sheet metal columns, new doors and many other new and like-new items.  The result is a great looking, OEM Equivalent product that can go on anybody’s island.
 
In 2008, the company expanded by entering the dispenser graphics market in a significant manner. PPI began by offering premium quality polycarbonate overlays for dispensers with a full range of colors for most, if not all, major oil companies.  By 2011, the operations had grown so large that investment was made in a third building adding 12,000 square feet and dedicating that building to production of graphics for dispensers as well as other non-petroleum related businesses.  In tandem, large format digital on-demand printing and finishing equipment were added to provide more production capacity as well as production capability.
 
Today, PPI is the industry's premier source of new and rebuilt / remanufactured gas pumps / dispensers and parts, not just for Tokheim, but also for Gilbarco, Wayne, and Schlumberger,. Its expertise has greatly expanded, to the point where it is now far more than simply a parts trader. PPI is now a three building “campus” with over 33,000 square feet of office and production facilities.  PPI is a significant corporation with a wide range of manufacturing capabilities - from re-engineering to graphics to powder-coating to thorough system testing and beyond.
 
What does this mean for you? A few things you're not likely to get from a typical rebuilder (that one- or two-man garage shop): Short lead times...fast turnaround...unprecedented quality...and total support that includes getting you the answers you need when you need them.
 
PPI looks to the future; too, constantly adding more capabilities, more services, more of the quality rebuilt products that help you stay competitive in an ever-changing market.  
 
We hope you find our website to be helpful for you and your business needs.  We look forward to working with you.
 
The PPI Timeline
 
2002 September Company formed; Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility consists of 800 square feet
 
2003 March Expanding business necessitates move into 6,000-square-foot leased facility
 
2005 January PPI purchases and moves into a 15,000-square-foot building        
        November Acquired meter & hydraulic testing company (Industrial Meter & Register)        
        December Acquired graphics company (DENNISign)
 
2006 May Acquired DurEquip Gas Pump Remanufacturing Company
 
2007 August Completed construction of a 13,000-square-foot facility specially designed for pump remanufacturing                                
        December Minnesota sales office relocates to new facility
 
2008 January Dispenser remanufacturing completes move from Minnesota to Indiana
 
2011 March Graphics moves to a newly purchased 12,000-square foot buildiing and investment in sophisticated on-demand printing and finishing equipment is necessary.