Our History | Purvis Industries


We are proud of our steady growth and expansions since 1945 and want to share our key dates and openings with you!

1945 – Purvis Bros. Auto Supply was opened by Cecil and George Purvis

1948 – Name changed to Purvis Automotive Supply

1950 – Started Purvis Bearing Service

1954 – Started Plastic Domino Manufacturing Co.

1956 – Closed Purvis Automotive Supply

1960 – Moved from 11th and Franklin to current Waco location

1972 – Changed from partnership to Purvis Bearing Service, Inc.

1974 – Opened first branch store in Temple, TX

1979 – Opened Corsicana, TX branch

1981 – Added a motor shop to the Corsicana branch

1982 – Opened San Antonio, TX branch

1984 – Bought Granbury Bearings in Dallas, TX

1987 – Opened Austin, TX branch

1988 – Bought Power Dynamics (which had locations in Dallas, TX, and Fort Worth, TX)

1991 – Opened Pharr (McAllen), TX branch

1993 – Opened El Paso, TX branch

1994 – Relocated the Dallas branch to its current location

1995 – Opened Corpus Christi, TX branch

            Relocated the Corporate office to Dallas

            Bought A&T Bearings, which included the addition of branches in Denton, Bridgeport, Graham, Greenville, and McKinney

1996 – Bought Bearing & Chain Supply in Houston, TX (which had two locations)

1997 – Bought combined operations of Southwest Bearing, Power Drives & Components, and East Texas Bearing, bringing the total number of branch locations to 20

2000 – Began CapCorp through the acquisition of Amerimex (which was in Bryan, TX) and opened a dual-services branch

              Acquired Commercial Bearings in Texarkana, TX

              Opened CapCorp location in San Antonio, TX

2001 – Opened Stephenville, TX and Wichita Falls, TX branches

              Acquired Belting and Accessories in Houston, TX, and converted it to a CapCorp location

              Acquired Bearing and Drives, Little Rock, AR

2002 – Opened Mineral Wells, TX branch

2003 – Opened Stuttgart, AR, Jonesboro, AR, & Beaumont, TX branches

              Built and moved branch locations in Paris, TX, and Nacogdoches, TX

              Acquired Trico in Fort Worth, TX, and converted it to a CapCorp location

2004 – Opened Waxahachie, TX branch

2007 – Opened Eagle Lake, TX branch

              Acquired Belt Tech in Shreveport, LA

2008 – Opened Carlsbad, NM, and Las Cruces, NM branches

2009 – Acquired Bearing Belt Chain (which had locations in Las Vegas, NV, Kingman, AZ, and St. George, UT)

              Acquired Bearing Service & Supply in San Angelo, TX

2010 – Opened Batesville, AR, Ft. Smith, AR, Tulsa, OK, and Ardmore, OK branches

              Acquired Belt Maintenance Group in Mt. Pleasant, TX, and converted it to a dual-service branch

2011 – Opened Phoenix, AZ, Oklahoma City, OK & Blytheville, AR branches

              Acquired Bearing Solutions (which had locations in Houston, TX, and Odessa, TX)

2012 – Opened Albuquerque, NM branch

2013 – Acquired Bates Sales Company and The Mine Supply Company / IMSCO with their 14 locations headquartered in St. Louis, MO

2014 – Opened Lafayette, LA, Denver, CO, & Grand Junction, CO branches

2015 – Opened Amarillo, TX, & Colorado Springs, CO, branches, as well as a dual-service branch in Baton Rouge, LA

             Acquired Animas Bearing & Oilfield Supply in Farmington, NM

             Acquired Industrial Mining Supply & Sun Belt Supply, Phoenix, AZ, and Elko, NV, respectively

             Acquired Acadiana Bearing in Lafayette, LA

2016 - Opened Casper, WY & Billings, MT branches

2017 - Acquired A&W Bearings (which had locations in Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, and Nacogdoches, TX)

2018 - Opened Odessa, TX branch

             Acquired PICOR in Junction City, TN

             Acquired Powder River Power in Gillette, WY

2019 - Acquired Ready Bearing in Lubbock, TX

             Acquired Snake River Supply (which had locations in Idaho Falls, ID, Pocatello, ID, Wendell, ID, and Caldwell, ID)

             Acquired Foresight Automation in Fort Worth, TX

2021 - Acquired Precision Industrial Services 

            Acquired HydraGear Hydraulic Services & Repair

2023 - Acquired ErieTec & EB Controls (Erie, PA, Altoona, PA, Meadville, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Indiana, PA, St. Mary's, PA)