History, Mission & Vision

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Flexaust has manufactured durable, long lasting, flexible hose and ducting solutions for industrial and commercial applications for over 85 years. Our hose products are used in applications involving air, dust, fume and lightweight materials.

It all began in 1938 when Arizona mining engineer Harold Hersey filled a desperate need for the mining industry by developing the first flexible hose system to vent fumes and bring fresh air to hard working miners. The transition from mining to industrial applications was sparked by the heavy construction activities of World War II. After the war, Flexaust continued to grow by supporting industry with hose and ducting that would improve the workplace environment.

Our Mission

Innovation, creativity and a “can do” spirit are at the heart of Flexaust. Our first commitment will always be to produce the highest quality products and to exceed your expectations. Even with growing demands for new and innovative products, the driving motivation remains delivering value to our customers.

We offer the largest selection of products including wire reinforced coated fabric hose, wire reinforced plastic hose in regular as well as stretch construction, hand-bendable metal ducting, all plastic wet or dry vacuum hose and blow molded corrugated tubing products. Flexaust uses an array of materials including thermoplastic rubber, polyurethane, PVC, neoprene, polyester, and vinyl fabric and polyethylene to manufacture a broad range of products.

Vision for the Future

We are proud of our past, but more importantly, we are excited and focused on the future. As part of the international Schauenburg Group, our worldwide support network provides Flexaust with more resources and manufacturing capabilities to provide the best hose and ducting products and service to our customers.