SLM Continues H.W. Products Legacy

Posted on November 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – St Louis Music is thrilled to announce the purchase of the assets of H.W. Products Inc., a leading maker of brass and woodwind cleaners and accessories since 1975. With this purchase SLM acquires 100% ownership of the H.W. brand and looks forward to building on the H.W. legacy with the many distributors and retailers around the world.

“I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with H.W. and the Koregelos family for many years,” says Mark Ragin, President and CEO of St. Louis Music. “I’ve come to know their line as one of great ingenuity and quality and also have great respect for the work Angela and her late father, George, have put into their company.  It’s really an honor that Angela has agreed to pass the torch to SLM.  We’re thrilledto offer our broad distributor and dealer base the current H.W. line and look forward to adding additional products to their great offering.”

H.W. Products began as a modest repair shop when George Koregelos opened “House of Woodwinds” in 1960.  His reputation as a top class repair technician grew and he began to see a need for better cleaning and maintenance products, leading him to patent and market products like the popular H.W. Pad Saver® and, later, the H.W. Brass Saver®. 

Angela Koregelos, George’s daughter and the current President of H.W. Products Inc, has experienced the music industry from two sides – as a professional musician and president of the company.  Angela grew up surrounded by music and instruments in her father’s shop and later became a professional flutist, performing with the Oakland Symphony and the San Francisco Opera.

“For me it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work in the music industry,” says Angela, President of H.W. Products Inc.  “Working with Mark at SLM over the years has been one of these joys, and I couldn’t be more delighted to pass my family’s business legacy on to someone I know is going to represent our work so well.”

For more information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email [email protected]  

{Pictured: HW Logo, Pad Saver Alto Sax swab}

St. Louis Music is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, DEG Lyres,  Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.

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