WHO WE ARE
To minimize customer downtime by providing quality repairs and products for industry-essential equipment
Being aware of ever-changing needs allows us to serve our customers, fellow colleagues, and communities quickly and efficiently.
Seeking out the best products, repairs, and people to make sure the job is done correctly.
Showing up for our customers, fellow colleagues, and communities when we say we will and how we say we will.
WHERE WE COME FROM
Founded in 1985, by father/son duo, Kermit and Nick Wiley, United Hydraulics, Inc. began in a 32’ x 42’ garage in Princeton, WV. Focusing only on hydraulic cylinders, we served industries like coal mining, refuse, pulp and paper, and heavy equipment. Eventually running out of room, we moved to Rich Creek, VA in 2001 and renamed ourselves to United Industrial Services, Inc. after adding the electric motor department.
United has continued to grow since 2001, and now we are a full-service, comprehensive shop for rebuilds/reconstruction of industrial electric motors/generators, gearboxes, hydraulic cylinders, actuators, and much more. We are home to three repair facilities, five operating warehouses, and a sales force that operates from Maryland to Alabama, west to Missouri, and everywhere in between.
Several decades later and another generation added, we are still a family-owned and operated business. We continue to look forward to new ways to serve our customers!
The World in 1985
- Gas cost $1.20
- A gallon of milk cost $2.20, bacon was $1.89/lb, and a dozen eggs were $0.80
- A Ford F150 base price started at $8,397
- Shoulder pads and parachute pants were popular
- Michael Jordan was named “Rookie of the Year”
- The top three grossing films were: Back to the Future, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rocky IV
While plenty has changed since 1985, we are still serving customers (although we are no longer wearing parachute pants to do it).
TIMELINE FOR THE UNITED BRAND
Embarking on a family business, we knew we needed to be UNITED. That was what inspired our founding name, United Hydraulics of Princeton, Inc.
Our logo, a bidirectional pump symbol, reflected what we were trying to bring to our customers – quality hydraulic work.
No longer just a hydraulic shop, United Industrial Services, Inc. was created. Adding electric motor repairs allowed us to expand how we could assist customers, so we wanted a name that encompassed more than just hydraulics.
Our logo, a bidirectional pump symbol, remained the same. Many of our customers were still utilizing our hydraulic shop, so we wanted to maintain our reliability.
Even though we offer more than just hydraulics and electric motor repairs today, our name still feels right. United Industrial Services, Inc. accurately embodies the services we provide today.
While we still have a hydraulic section, our customers’ needs have changed, so we have greatly expanded our services since 1985. The changes in our operations are why we have redesigned our logo with our initials, U, I, S, in a red square. Squares represent order, stability, and strong foundations. We are proud of our roots, which have supported us and allowed us to grow a stable company. Red pays homage to our previous logo and represents passion, which we have for serving our customers. This logo represents UIS in the past, present, and future.